The Scottish Rugby Podcast

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By: The Scottish Rugby Blog

The podcast that takes a sideways look at Scottish rugby. Covering the best from the Scottish Rugby Blog and beyond (www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk) on an almost weekly basis. Contact podcast@scottishrugbyblog.co.uk. Theme Music "Coyote" by Woodentooth (http://www.woodentooth.com). Get ad free episodes plus bonus content on Patreon from £3 per monthSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/scottishrugbyblog. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

239: White Ribbon
01/19/2023

On this week's podcast we discuss the Thistles, prop school and other news from Scottish Rugby.


TRIGGER WARNING: In the podcast we will discuss the domestic abuse perpetrated by Rufus McLean. If you are affected by any of these issues and want to seek help you can find information about the wide range of domestic abuse services in Scotland by clicking on this link https://safer.scot/da/page-3/


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238 - Guess Huws Back
01/12/2023

John is joined by Craig, Jonny and Cammy to look at URC fixtures and Scotland selection headaches

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237 - Probable v Possible
01/05/2023

John is joined by Craig to look at the impact of the 1872 festive fixtures on Scotland selection

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236 - A Christmas Miracle (Xmas Special)
12/23/2022

John is back with the team for the Xmas special, bringing you our unique dose of festive frivolity, loosely themed around Scottish Rugby..

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235 - The Agenda Bus is Coming
12/07/2022

John is joined by Craig and Jonny to look in confusion at how Gregor Townsend is the only British coach still in a job after the Autumn.

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234 - The Mad Giraffe
11/30/2022

John is joined by Craig to celebrate the life and achievements of Doddie Weir

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233 - Not Bad for 4th Choice
11/23/2022

John is joined by Craig, Jonny and Iain to review the Argentina game

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232 - Mac Pies at Baynes and a Tory Lunch..
11/17/2022

John is joined by the gang plus the returning Cammy to talk absolute nonsense reviewing the NZ game

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Scotland v New Zealand Preview (OnlyFinns Special)
11/11/2022

John is joined by a returning character to preview the NZ game

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231 - The 3rd Coming of Finn
11/09/2022

John is joined by Craig to review Fiji, some squad changes, and look forward to a historic victory against the All Blacks

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230 - Chris Dean Saves the Weekend
11/03/2022

John is joined by Craig and Iain to review another close Australia defeat.. 

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229 - Be Kind, Rewind
10/27/2022

John is joined by Jonny for a barnstorming episode looking at the team selection for Australia

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228 - Problems at No.10
10/20/2022

John is joined by Craig and Jonny to review the Scotland squad announcement

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227 - Pulled Pork and Worcester Sauce
10/12/2022

On this episode, John and the team are joined by Scotland International Murray McCallum to discuss the Worcester Warriors demise as well as finding out what Murray believes to be the best form of crumbly chocolate bar..

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226 - Return of the King
10/05/2022

John is joined by Iain and Jonny to look at some URC, preview the Women's opening RWC fixture, and talk about the big name signing making his way back to Edinburgh

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225 - High Shots and Hairdressers
09/29/2022

In this weeks episode, John is joined by a poorly Craig to review the URC games this weekend, as well as a new hairstyle for Hoggy...

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224 - Starburst Purple with a hint of Heather
09/21/2022

John is joined by Craig for a belter of an episode, reviewing how rubbish Glasgow were, how Edinburgh are the best team on the planet, and how hideous the new Scotland away jersey is (and why you shouldn't buy it!)

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223 - Franco Smith and the Philosophers Stone
09/15/2022

John is joined by Craig and Iain to preview this weekends URC games

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222 - Flinty Stag Rehab
09/07/2022

John is joined by Iain and Jonny to review preseason, including Flinty attempting a James Bond style escape....

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221 : 2nd Hand Shirt Collector
08/25/2022

John is joined by Craig and David (yip!!) from Scrum of the Earth to discuss the fashion merits of the new Scotland jersey

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Scottish Rugby Podcast - Episode 220 - Siobhan Cattigan
08/17/2022

John is joined by guests to discuss the recent reports regarding Siobhan Cattigan and the response from the SRU. (Please note this podcast/live show will contain sensitive and potentially upsetting themes)

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218: Transgender Women In Rugby
07/27/2022

On this week's podcast we discuss the RFU's proposed ban on transgender women in rugby. We chat to special guests Sam Abdulla from Thebands RFC and Elis Martin from Heriots about the impact of any future bans on the game in Scotland and the wider impacts the ban might have on the women's game itself.

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217: The Crap Controller
07/22/2022

On this week's podcast we chat brain injuries and rugby's uncertain future, the future of Scotland 7s programme and review the Summer Tour to Argentina

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216: Dancing In The Darge
07/14/2022

On this week's podcast we look ahead to The Boss's 2023 appearance at Murrayfield, ponder whether the plight of the Under 20s is anything to worry about and look back at Scotland's unconvincing victory in the 2nd Test.

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215: Toony's Ted Talk
07/07/2022

On this week's podcast we discuss Scotland's opening loss to Argentina in the opening Test, chat about Edinburgh's new defence coach and look at whether existing pathways are providing enough opportunities for young players.

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214: Benzo & The Boff
06/30/2022

On this week's podcast we review Scotland A's win against Chile and take a look at the squad for the opening Test against Argentina. Elsewhere we look at government funding for the women's game, European cup draws and whether Leinster fans are replicants.

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213: Chris Paterson's Playroom
06/23/2022

On this week's podcast we chat about funding for pro women;s rugby in Scotland, preview Scotland Men's upcoming A game against Chile and discuss Mark Dodson's contract extension.

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212 - Expectation v Reality
06/15/2022

John and Craig have a look at the news in Scottish Rugby this week

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211: Scotland Summer Squad Announcement
06/08/2022

On this week's episode we discuss Gregor Townsend's squad selections for Scotland's summer tour of South America as well as Danny Wilson's departure from Glasgow.

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Episode 210 - Mission Improbable
06/02/2022

John and Craig return to preview the URC Quarter Finals

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Episode 208 - Benzo and the Boff
05/19/2022

John is joined by Craig and Jonny to preview the upcoming Pizza Crunch Cup/1872 decider - features ridiculous nicknames...







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207: Nationalise the SRU
05/12/2022

On this week's podcast we review the latest round of European fixtures, catch up with some Super 6 and discuss plans for new International season,

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206: TikTok Six Nations Review
05/05/2022

On this week's podcast we review Scotland's TikTok Six Nations performance and the latest round of URC and Super 6 fixtures.

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205: Forgot About Dell
04/28/2022

On this week's podcast we talk about Italy v Scotland in the latest round of the TikTok Six Nations, review Glasgow and Edinburgh's URC games and discuss the announcement of Scotland's Autumn Test fixtures.

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204: Challenged Cup
04/20/2022

On this week's episode we review the opening games of the Super 6 Sprint Series, Glasgow and Edinburgh's European Cup games and preview Scotland's upcoming game against Italy in the TikTok Six Nations.

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203: My My
04/14/2022

On this week's podcast we review Scotland's loss to France in the TokTok Six Nations and preview the Super 6 Sprint series

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202: Nick Giles XV RFC
04/08/2022

On this week's podcast Jonny and Craig are joined by Gavin Thomas to review the action from Wales v Scotland and preview the Nick Giles XV RFC charity matches featuring some of your favourite rugby podcasters.


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201: Cinq... Quatre... Trois... Deux... Un
03/30/2022

On this week's podcast we review Scotland's loss against England in the opening round fo the TikTok Six Nations and bid farewell to Big Bob Harley.

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200: TikTok Six Nations Preview
03/24/2022

In our 200th episode Craig and Cammy are joined by Watsonians scrum half Rachel Law to preview the 2022 TikTok Six Nations which kicks off this weekend. We chat about the progress of women's rugby in Scotland and its future and discuss the current squads chances in the coming weeks.

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199: Toonsday Clock (Six Nations Review)
03/23/2022

On this week's podcast we review Scotland's performance in the Six Nations and ask whether it's time for Gregor Townsend to go as Scotland head coach or whether the problem lies with the players.

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