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Breakdown 18: World Cup summary & Premiership rugby

With the World Cup over Mike and Will say a teary goodbye to the greatest tournament of them all. Once that is out the way it is onto their three picks from the next round of Premiership action – Northampton v Saracens, Worcester v Newcastle and Exeter v Leicester. The boys also debate the NFL … Continue reading

Breakdown EXTRA! Octavian Morariu interview

Just a little soupçon before Mike and Will take you through the World Cup Final in detail later this week… Will spoke to Octavian Morariu, President of Rugby Europe, on Monday – he provided thoughts on Georgia, Romania, the future of the Six Nations and more besides. All very interesting… we hope you enjoy! Follow us … Continue reading

Breakdown 17: World Cup semi-final preview

It’s semi-final time! In our longest episode yet Mike (@mikestanton1992) and Will (@willgkelleher) dive into South Africa v New Zealand and Argentina v Australia as it all gets rather exciting at the World Cup. The boys also discuss how on earth the Northern Hemisphere can close the yawning chasm between them and the Southern Hemisphere. … Continue reading

Breakdown 16: World Cup quarter-final preview

With the Pool stage over and only eight matches left to go Mike (@mikestanton1992) and Will (@willgkelleher) analyse the first month of the World Cup. We go through each pool, giving our verdict on all and sundry, with strong opinions on England’s exit. Then it’s a look forward to the quarter-finals before talking about the possibility … Continue reading

Breakdown 15: Rugby World Cup opening weekend

The Rugby World Cup is here and the Breakdown is back. Mike (@mikestanton1992) and Will (@willgkelleher) discuss the opening round of matches before delving into a discussion about TMO troubles. Then it’s time to pick our teams of the weekend and throw in some predictions. Follow us on Twitter @podcastrugby, leave a review on iTunes … Continue reading

Breakdown 14: Season Summary

The final episode of the season! This week Mike Stanton (@mikestanton1992) and Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) have an in-depth look at the Aviva Premiership final. The Breakdown will be back in September just in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music https://ca97165ba22b0344515dddd18891a2b451303a6a.googledrive.com/host/0B2pS6xBtzmgcc0FKMHpIU0wyQ1E/Breakdown%2014%20-%20Season%20Summary.mp3

Breakdown 13: Premiership Final preview & interviews with Joe Simpson and Jack Nowell

Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) and Mike Stanton (@mikestanton1992) provide you with an in depth preview to the Premiership final between Bath and Saracens at Twickenham this weekend. Then there are exclusive interviews with Joe Simpson and Jack Nowell from the Premiership rugby awards night who talk about their seasons and England. Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music https://ca97165ba22b0344515dddd18891a2b451303a6a.googledrive.com/host/0B2pS6xBtzmgcc0FKMHpIU0wyQ1E/Rugby%20Breakdown%2013%20-%20Premiership%20final%20preview%20&%20interviews%20with%20Joe%20Simpson%20and%20Jack%20Nowell.mp3

Breakdown 12: Final round of the Premiership & Dream XVs

Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) and Mike Stanton (@mikestanton1992) talk through the final round of the Aviva Premiership with all teams in action, focussing on Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints. Then the chat turns to their team’s of the season – and there is quite a difference of opinion in the … Continue reading

Breakdown 11: Residency debate & Premiership round 21 with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Chris Jones

Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) and Mike Stanton (@mikestanton1992) are joined by BBC Radio 5 Live rugby reporter Chris Jones for this week’s episode. We start with a look back at the Champions Cup final before looking forward to our top picks from round 21 of the Aviva Premiership. The off the pitch issue revolves around the … Continue reading

Breakdown 10: Champions Cup Final special with Nick Kennedy

Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) and Mike Stanton (@mikestanton1992) provide a full preview of the Champions Cup Final between Toulon and Clermont. We speak to former Toulon second-rower Nick Kennedy who gives his analysis on what could be an epic climax to the inaugural Champions Cup season. After that we turn to the salary cap news which … Continue reading