House of Rugby

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Join Alex Goode, Rachael Burford and Hugh Woozencroft on JOE's House of Rugby. Every week, the team will bring you their thoughts on the weekend’s matches, alongside big guests, while inviting you to join in the conversation via the House Landline. Send a WhatsApp to the show on 07852281348 to share your opinions, stories and celebrations with the House.

S05 E04: Autumn Nations Series report cards and hardest lads with John Smit
#167
Last Wednesday at 2:42 PM

Class is in session as Hugh Woozencroft, Rachael Burford and Alex Goode grade the Autumn Nations Series for key teams. They are joined by South Africa captain and legend John Smit, who assesses an incumbent Springboks side ahead of their World Cup defence in 2023, as well sharing his views on Rassie Erasmus. The team also pay tribute to the late, great Doddie Weir and his legacy on and off the pitch, discuss England’s capitulation at the weekend, Australia’s 21 point comeback against Wales and also nominate the hardest lads across all the international sides. Drop us a voicenote on the...


S5 E03: England’s stunning comeback & Springboks strategies with Shaunagh Brown
#166
11/24/2022

Hugh Woozencroft, Alex Goode and Rachael Burford are joined by Red Rose and Harlequin Shaunagh Brown to pore over the forthcoming Autumn Nations Series clash between South Africa and England. There’s analysis of an epic comeback against the All Blacks and Georgia’s historic triumph over Wales, reaction to the World Rugby Awards in Monaco while Shaunagh talks murals, medals and cricket in the England camp.


S5 E02: Barbarians, All Blacks build-up & Fancy Dress with Joe Marchant
#165
11/18/2022

Hugh Woozencroft, Rachael Burford and Alex Goode are joined by Harlequins and England player Joe Marchant to talk all things Barbarians. The team preview a heavyweight Autumn Nations Series clash between England and the All Blacks and consider what’s next for the Red Roses after last minute heartbreak at Eden Park. Plus, reaction to Rassie Erasmus’ suspension and more Movember tash appreciation. All this and more on this week’s House Of Rugby. Drop us a WhatsApp voicenote or message to feature on the podcast on 07852281348.


S05 E01: Back with a brand new lineup in the House of Rugby
#164
11/08/2022

House of Rugby is back with a brand new lineup of Alex Goode, Rachael Burford and Hugh Woozencroft for the first episode of this new series! There’s a surprise for Alex as the team celebrate his phenomenal achievement of becoming the most capped Saracens player of all time. Hugh and Alex discuss the Autumn Nations Series following England’s loss to Argentina at the weekend - their first since 2006. Rachael is in New Zealand ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, and fills us in down the line about the mood in Auckland, and if the Red Roses...


Heineken Champions Cup and European Player of The Year Special
#163
05/17/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are in the pub for a Heineken Champions Cup special and reveal their favourites to lift the trophy. They take an in depth look at the final 5 shortlisted players for the EPCR European Player of the Year and both men reflect on what it was like to win such a prestigious award.

 

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The holistic approach to rugby with Kyle Sinckler
#162
05/11/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by Bristol Bears tighthead prop, Kyle Sinckler. They discuss Kyle’s holistic approach to rugby and how a change of mindset has improved his performances on the pitch. He talks about his background and his mentors in the game, and lifts the lid on what really happened when he set the fire alarm off at Pennyhill Park!

 

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Who are the Premierships top performers? Plus Harlequins Joe Marchant
#161
04/27/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by Harlequins and England centre Joe Marchant.  The boys discuss life at Quins, Joe’s time in the England camp and what really happened when they got stuck in a lift, as well as picking some surprise names for their players of the season so far.

 

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Reflecting on retirement with Sean O’Brien plus Saracens Ben Earl
#160
04/13/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by Goodie’s Saracens teammate Ben Earl. Seanie speaks exclusively about his decision to retire from rugby at the end of the season and the boys reflect on his incredible career. They also discuss away days, pranking teammates and share their most embarrassing moments.

 

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Ultimate 6 Nations Debrief & Team of the Tournament
#159
03/23/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are in the pub for a 6 Nations debrief. The boys discuss the fantastic French, impressive Ireland and Italy’s bright future. They have a look at where it went wrong for England, Wales and Scotland and name their Team of The Tournament.

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Can France handle the pressure? 6 Nations Round-up
#158
03/16/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien look back at the weekends 6 Nations action. The boys discuss Wales shortcomings, the dramatic England v Ireland battle at Twickenham and discuss if France can handle the pressure of winning their first 6 Nations title since 2010.

 

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The Highs & Lows of Rugby with Dylan Hartley
#157
03/09/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by former England Captain and Grand Slam winner Dylan Hartley. The boys discuss what it is really like playing under Eddie Jones, how Dylan handled the tougher times in his career and try to work out what Rassie Erasmus’s agenda is.

 

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‘Phenomenal’ France, Maro the Machine and unlucky Italy
#156
03/02/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by Welsh rugby legend Adam ‘Bomb’ Jones. Looking back at the weekends 6 Nations action - the boys discuss the secret to France’s success, the impact of Maro Itoje and why everyone needs to give Italy a break. Bomb answers fans questions and he and Sean go head to head in a Beat the Bomb.

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‘The Trailblazers for the Future of Women’s Rugby’ with World Player of the Year Zoe Aldcroft
#155
02/16/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by the World Player of the Year and Red Roses star Zoe Aldcroft. They look back at the weekends Six Nations results, discuss Zoe’s incredible rise in the game and look forward to a huge year for the Red Roses and Women’s rugby.

 

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Does rugby need to change in the future? with World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin
#154
02/09/2022

Alex Goode and Sean O’Brien are joined by World Rugby’s CEO Alan Gilpin. They discuss the future of rugby, how to grow the game, law changes, player welfare AND the possibility of a behind the scenes documentary-series.

 

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Are too many new laws ruining rugby? Plus Andre Esterhuizen
#153
02/02/2022

Goodie and Seanie are joined by Springbok & Harlequins centre André ‘The Giant’ Esterhuizen.  The boys discuss what it’s really like to work with Rassie Erasmus, Andre reflects on that infamous Owen Farrell high tackle and they name who they think is Rugby’s Greatest Player Of All Time.

 

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Football Trials, French Socials & Tee Total Players - with Alex Lozowski
#152
01/19/2022

Goodie and Seanie are joined by Saracens playmaker Alex Lozowski. They discuss Loz’s trial alongside Harry Kane at Arsenal, discuss whether drinking culture within rugby will change and Loz reflects on his time playing in France including their unique take on team socials.

 

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“Unstoppable” Dupont, date-night dinners and life in the England camp with Raffi Quirke
#151
12/15/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by Sale Sharks & England scrum-half Raffi Quirke. They discuss scoring against the World Champions, being England’s team barber, what he would cook for a date night and the boys break down what makes Antoine Dupont the best in the world.


Should South Africa be added to the 6 Nations?
#150
12/08/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by Wallaby & London Irish scrum-half Nick Phipps. They talk initiations, topless photo shoots, what Sean’s really like at training and discuss whether South Africa should be added to the 6 Nations.

 

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Dan Biggar - President of the Laundry Committee
#149
11/30/2021

Wales and Lions fly-half Dan Biggar drops in for a chat with Goodie and Seanie.  They reflect on the autumn internationals, take us behind the scenes of the Lions tour, discuss what it means to be the President of the Laundry Committee and Dan breaks down his infamous pre-kick shuffle

 

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11/25/2021

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Should drinking alcohol be banned in stadiums?
#148
11/24/2021

Seanie and Goodie reflect on the Autumn Nations Series, discuss the tactical use of water-carriers in rugby and tackle the topic of drinking in stadiums.  Adam ‘Bomb’ Jones drops in for a chat with Springbok legend Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira. They talk about facing each other in the 2009 Lions tour, winning the World Cup an eating challenge like no other.

 

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How many current England players would have made the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad?
#147
11/17/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by England legend and World Cup winner Will Greenwood as they talk about celebrity boxing bouts, pick their World Rugby player of the year, discuss all things autumn nations and take a look back at moments from Will’s sterling career.

 

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Dementia in Rugby - What needs to be done?
#146
11/10/2021

Seánie and Goodie talk about the biggest moments from the autumn internationals, what it was like to make their debuts and discuss what needs to be done about dementia in rugby. Ex-England fly-half Toby Flood drops in for a chat.


 

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Should 4G Pitches be banned?
#145
11/03/2021

Seánie and Goodie discuss all things autumn internationals, Sean explains why he thinks 4G pitches should be banned in the game and Aussie legend David Pocock drops in for a chat.

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The Comeback
#144
10/27/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by Adam Jones in the studio. They talk about Seanie’s love of animals, Goodie’s best fancy dress efforts and Bomb and Seánie go head to head in a brand new game.  The boys answer some of your questions and take a look forward to the autumn international series.

 

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Lions 2021: The big debrief
#143
08/12/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by Adam Jones to review the series and discuss why it was a missed opportunity for the Lions. Stuart Hogg dials in from Jersey nursing a severe hangover, Schalk Brits comes on to have a good old gloat and Seánie gets some constructive feedback on his autobiography.

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Defeat for the Lions
#142
08/09/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by former Springbok Bobby Skinstad and Lions legend Matt Dawson to dissect the Lion’s third Test defeat and Springbok series win. The boys also select their Lions and South Africa combined XV.

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The last dance
#141
08/05/2021

Seanie and Alex go through Warren Gatland’s team selection for the third and final Test and pick out where the game will be won and lost. The boys are also joined by top referee JP Doyle to give his perspective on the criticism the officials have had to deal with during the series and he gives us an insight into how a referee prepares for a big game. 

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The Boks bounce back
#140
08/02/2021

Springbok World Cup winner Bobby Skinstad joins Seánie and Goodie to reflect on South Africa's 27-9 win over the Lions to level the series. They examine what the difference was between the two sides on Saturday and why the Lions are expected to make wholesale changes ahead of the decider. The boys also pick their fantasy sevens side from both teams.

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Mako, Jaco and a wounded Bok
#139
07/29/2021

After Warren Gatland named his starting Lions XV for the second Test, Seanie and Goodie pick through the bones of his selection. The boys are joined by Schalk Brits to get the South African perspective and Mako Vunipola joins the pod to chat life on tour.

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First blood to the Lions
#138
07/26/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by former Scotland captain Geig Laidlaw to review the first Test that saw the Lions out-muscle the Boks to win 22-17. The boys pick out who impressed them most, where it went wrong for South Africa and what we can expect next weekend.

 

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Gatland’s gamble and Rassie the waterboy
#137
07/23/2021

Seánie is joined by Shane Horgan to take a forensic look at Warren Gatland’s Lions team to face the Springboks in that first Test on Saturday. And Schalk Brits joins the boys from South Africa to give his view on Jacques Nienaber side.

 

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The return of Lazarus
#136
07/19/2021

Goodie and Seánie are joined by former Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw to reflect on a busy week for the Lions, the return of Alun Wyn Jones, and look ahead to the first test against the Springboks. Greig also talks about his memories of the 2017 tour, while they also discuss life in Japan.

 

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The Lion Quin
#135
07/12/2021

Goodie and Jack are joined by former Leinster and Ireland winger Shane Horgan to reflect on a difficult week for both the Lions and the Springboks. They chat about how the two teams will be dealing with the disruptions and reflect on the news that Marcus Smith has been called up as cover for Finn Russell. Schalk Brits joins us from his garden to give us the latest from the Springbok camp and Shane takes us back to the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

 

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Watson, wins and word games
#134
07/05/2021

Two times Lions tourist Tom Croft joins Seanie and Goodie to review the Lions first game on South African soil. They pick out who they thought would have impressed Warren Gatland and pick their back row for that first Test. Schalk Brits joins the pod to give us the lowdown of the Springbok’s game against Georgia, and Tom shares his memories from the last time the Lions were in South Africa which included playing a lot of Scrabble.

 

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Two wins and a huge loss
#133
06/28/2021

Seánie and Goodie are joined by England flanker Jack Willis to reflect on the big news that Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will not travel to South Africa after sustaining a shoulder injury during the win against Japan. As well as reviewing the game, they discuss who would have impressed Warren Gatland and what sort of captain Conor Murray will be. They also hear from our “Bok on the ground” Schalk Brits who gives us the latest from the Springbok camp and the boys attempt to speak to Bomb as Quins enjoy a night out after winning the Premi...


Jersey, Japan and Jubilation
#132
06/25/2021

Goodie, Seanie and Bomb are reunited in the studio ahead of the Lions first game against Japan at Murrayfield this weekend. Having spent the last 10 days in Jersey, Seanie gives us the inside track from the Lions training camp, Goodie tells us why Owen Farrell’s leadership has impressed Warren Gatland and Bomb admits not even he saw that remarkable comeback that saw Quins reach the Premiership final.

 

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A Quins winner and a Lions legend
#131
06/02/2021

Fresh from winning the Premier 15’s title with Quins, Shaunagh Brown joins Lee, Goodie and Seánie to tells us how special the day was. She also explains why she quit athletics after competing in the Commonwealth Games to start playing rugby. And 24 years on from that famous 1997 Lions Tour to South Africa, John Bentley joins the pod to share a few stories from back then and why being a Lion is so special.

 

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Henshaw, Lady Gaga and Sexton’s kitchen
#129
05/25/2021

Leinster and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw joins Lee, Goodie and Seánie to talk about his Lions selection. He also lifts the lid on some of Seánie’s old antics in Dublin and why he’s no longer welcome at Johnny Sexton’s house. The guys also discuss whether criticism of the Pro 14 is fair and why Leinster are coming up short in Europe.

 

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Mako and a World Cup winner
#128
05/19/2021

England and Saracens prop Mako Vunipola joins Lee and Goodie to chat about his selection for the Lions, the disappointment of his brother Billy missing out and why he wore a dress in Chicago!

Plus World Cup winner Schalk Brits joins the pod to talk about how the Springboks are preparing for the Lions and what he misses about rugby since retiring from the sport. We also learn that rugby is not his favourite sport.

 

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