The Official Rugby World Cup 2023 Podcast presented by Asahi Super Dry

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The Official Rugby World Cup 2023 Podcast presented by Asahi Super Dry will feature an incredible array of talent from across the rugby world and beyond, joining host Gethin Jones to discuss the greatest tournament in rugby as 20 teams battle it out for glory. Tune in every week to get unparalleled access to the Rugby World Cup. #RWC23 #BeyondExpected


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Episodes

Episode 8 - How The Springboks & All Blacks Stunned The Rugby World - Tana Umaga, Francois Louw & Philippa Tuttiett
Oct 17 2023
Episode 8 - How The Springboks & All Blacks Stunned The Rugby World - Tana Umaga, Francois Louw & Philippa Tuttiett
After we were treated to arguably the greatest weekend in the history of the sport, we’re delighted to be joined on the podcast today by Ex All Blacks Captain Tana Umaga, a current World Champion in Ex Springbok Francois Louw & Ex Welsh International Philippa Tuttiett. We discuss everything from the; All Blacks epic victory against the Irish to how the Springboks managed to shock the home nation in their capital, and arguably most surprisingly how the Puma’s managed to fight back to knock out the Welsh. Tana opens up about why he feels embarrassed by the way people have treated Ian Foster, how he helped forge Bundee Aki’s career, why he decided to change the All Blacks Haka in 2005 and what his relationship with Brian O’Driscoll is like after that famous incident in that Lions series. Francois takes us behind the scenes to reveal; how Rassie meticulously plans for scenarios and outcomes better than anyone in world rugby, the secrets a team needs to know to win a World Cup and how the Springboks managed to put a game plan together against the French which saw them come out on top. Plus Philippa reveals to us why everything seemingly went wrong for the Welsh on the weekend, why she felt that the Irish’s luck was running out and how England could still have a great chance at going onto win the World Cup. This is your definitive review & preview of all of the World Cup action, so sit back, relax and enjoy the Official Rugby World Cup Podcast, presented by Asahi Super Dry. #BeyondExpected, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 7 - Bernard Jackman, Niko Matawalu & Jamie Roberts Wrap up the Pools and Preview the Quarterfinals
Oct 10 2023
Episode 7 - Bernard Jackman, Niko Matawalu & Jamie Roberts Wrap up the Pools and Preview the Quarterfinals
The quarter-finals are finally here and we're joined by a stellar cast on this week's episode of the Official Rugby World Cup Podcast, presented by Asahi Super Dry, to look ahead to what's set to be a mouthwatering weekend of World Cup clashes. British & Irish Lions legend Jamie Roberts, Ex Irish International and one of the sharpest minds in rugby Bernard Jackman, and Fijian star Niko Matawalu join host Gethin Jones to unpick all the action, preview the quarters and of course share some hilarious stories along the way. We find out the ridiculous lengths Warren Gatland goes to to motivate his players from physical and mental punishment to forcing them to don a fake tan, discuss why the Northern hemisphere are so dominant, find out how Ireland have become such a successful rugby nation and uncover the key changes put in place that have unlocked Fijis fortunes. The lads also debate what 10/12/13 combination England should go with, why the All Blacks are basking in being 'the hunters rather than the hunted', the importance of the inside centre position at this WC, why Gavin Henson hated ice baths and we find out how Sextons and O'Driscoll's sons are already wreaking havoc across Irish rugby. This is your definitive review & preview of all of the World Cup action, so sit back, relax and enjoy the Official Rugby World Cup Podcast, presented by Asahi Super Dry. #BeyondExpected, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 6 - Andrew Mehrtens, Schalk Brits & Johnnie Beattie on Rassie's Tactics, All Blacks Niggle, and Ireland v Scotland Preview
Oct 3 2023
Episode 6 - Andrew Mehrtens, Schalk Brits & Johnnie Beattie on Rassie's Tactics, All Blacks Niggle, and Ireland v Scotland Preview
The Official Rugby World Cup Podcast, presented by Asahi Super Dry is back. In this episode, we are joined by two World Cup legends in All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, and Springbok World Cup winner Schalk Brits to look at their stellar careers and how they see their respective countries faring at this World Cup. We’re also joined by Scotland’s Johnnie Beattie to preview a do-or-die clash against Ireland, and Adam Coleman joins us from Tonga camp to give us the lowdown on their campaign, and who was their toughest opponent between the Boks, Ireland and South Africa.Andrew Mehrtens is on cracking form as he gives some insight into some of the niggle in the current All Blacks camp and how this is spurring them on, his thoughts on Foster, as well as reflecting on his selfless drop goal miss in 95, and playing alongside the all-time great of Jonah Lomu.We also hear about the impact South Africa leaving Super Rugby has had on the All Blacks, Schalk gives us some examples of Rassie’s meticulous planning, why he thinks Ireland will still flop at this World Cup and what he thinks of the 7/1 split and Libbok v Pollard debate.Lots more including some great Kanpai XV stories and the guys give their final predictions on who will list the Rugby World Cup in a few weeks’ time.This is your definitive review & preview of all of the World Cup action, so sit back, relax and enjoy the Official Rugby World Cup Podcast, presented by Asahi Super Dry. #BeyondExpected Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.