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The Attacking Scrum is the podcast for Welsh Rugby fans. From 6 Nations to Autumn Internationals, we give you the best reaction, opinion and banter. Every week we cover Wales rugby team, Ospreys, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues and Dragons plus all the latest welsh rugby results. If you're looking for rugby chat about Wales online, make sure you listen to The Attacking Scrum.
 
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Ged and Murph preview the Guinness Six Nations 2023 but not before looking back at another week of scandal. As Steve Phillips heads for the exit door, could Amanda Blanc replace him? When it's time to talk rugby we preview Wales v Ireland in Cardiff this weekend. Assess whether France will retain their title and see if Scotland might pick up the Wo…
 
After being diagnosed with early onset dementia less than a decade after retiring, former Wales star Alix Popham has thrown himself into his charity Head 4 Change. He joined Ged and Dan to talk about how far the game needs to go in order to become safer. He also talks about how his charity has been supporting affected players who are suffering seve…
 
With the Welsh Rugby Union embroiled in a series of allegations about a toxic culture, the boys look at how damaging this affair will be for the union. Will heads roll? Does there need to be a public enquiry? On the pitch the Ospreys made it into the Heineken Champions Cup next round. Scarlets kept up their winning run in the Challenge Cup, whilst …
 
It's a great weekend for the Welsh sides with four wins from 4. Ged is joined by Harry Corish from Dai Sport to look back at the action plus a review of the news. Including Eddie Jones' appointment as Australia boss and Gatland's coaching team. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
With Warren Gatland's squad for the Six Nations just over a week away the boys choose their's. Who will get the nod in the back row? What about half backs? Could this be the end of Tips, Owens and AWJ? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged is joined by Murph and Dai Sport's Harry Corish to look back at the festive rugby action in Wales. Have the Ospreys turned the corner? Why can't the Dragons get over the line? Can the Scarlets kick on? What are Cardiff's play off chances? Plus a look at who Gatland may pick as his half backs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more info…
 
Ged and Murph look back at a weekend that provided three wins for the Welsh regions. Including a huge victory for the Ospreys against the French champions. Elsewhere Cardiff and Scarlets now top their group, plus an agonising defeat for the Dragons. Finally we review the year in Welsh rugby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informati…
 
Ged is joined by Matthew Jones to discuss the opening round of Europe and look at whether the competition has lost its appeal. We also look at the latest car crash interview from Welsh rugby's head honcho Steve Phillips. Meanwhile, could reform in England offer a different route for the Welsh regions? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more…
 
Never a dull moment in Welsh rugby. Wayne Pivac is relieved of his duties. Warren Gatland is back, potentially for longer than originally thought. Plus the regions are closing in on a funding deal with the WRU...at last! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged is joined by Murph to look back on another tumultuous weekend for Welsh rugby. As Wales surrender a 21 point lead to Australia, Wayne Pivac is heading for the exit door. We look at what (recent guest) Warren Gatland can expect if he returns. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
 
Is this the worst Wales result ever? Ged is joined by Steffan Thomas to debate the future of Wayne Pivac, the governance of the WRU and some suggestions as to how we get out of this complete mess. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged is joined by the author of Rugby's Greatest Mavericks, Luke Upton to discuss his new book and debate what makes a maverick so special. We'll hear about some of the great characters featured in the book including Non Evans, David Campese, Ray Gravell, Waisale Serevi and of course Dai Bishop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inform…
 
Ged is joined by Dan and Murph to look back over Wales win over Argentina. Is Toby Faletau the best 8 of his generation? What does this win mean for Wales' Rugby World Cup hopes? Elsewhere, another cracker in Paris as France beat South Africa. Scotland suffer another near miss against New Zealand. And Killick is in good company in hospitality behin…
 
Ged is joined by Steffan Thomas to review Wales' disappointing opener to the All Black. Is this Wayne Pivac's fault or do the problems run deeper than that? Elsewhere, are Ireland contenders for RWC 2023 or can anyone stop France? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
65% of Welsh clubs vote for an independent chairman, but this is 10% short of the 75% needed. Just how bonkers is Welsh rugby politics? Ged is joined by Steff Thomas to look at the state of the game in Wales and beyond. From concussions to player wages to the democratic mandate...or lack of it. Elsewhere, the Dragons pick up another win, whilst Car…
 
Ged and Murph get stuck into the biggest stories from Welsh rugby this week. Rhys Priestland makes the Wales squad and serves up a vintage performance for Cardiff. Fellow call up Rio Dyer shone for the Dragons in their win over the Ospreys. But what is going wrong at the Scarlets? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn m…
 
A massively exciting one this week, Warren Gatland joins the podcast. What was going through his mind during Warburton's red card? What should the Welsh regions do differently? What coaching job is next for him? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged and Dan are back together for the first time in three years to speculate on what the crisis in English club rugby could mean for the Welsh regions. We also look ahead to Wayne Pivac's squad selection, look back on the wins for Cardiff and the Scarlets and a draw for the Ospreys. Plus a quick peak to our exclusive interview with Warren Gatland (…
 
Former Ospreys' hooker Scott Otten talks openly about his mental health struggles after finishing playing rugby. Injury forced Scott to retire aged 26 and after a period where business kept him busy he hit some dark days. Thankfully Scott was in a much better place when we spoke to him but he shared his experience with us. If you feel you're strugg…
 
Wales Women beat Scotland in a nail biting opener. Cardiff edge out the Scarlets in Llanelli but Ospreys and Dragons don't have much to cheer away from home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Ged is joined by Murph and top journalist Steffan Thomas to look back at the week in Welsh rugby. A superb win for the Ospreys, late despair for the Dragons and woe for Scarlets and Cardiff. What next for the regions though? With more financial uncertainty ahead, what is the WRU doing to fix the latest crisis? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Just Ged this week, and it's just as well because the Dragons have only gone and beaten Munster! Despite the turmoil this week and speculation surrounding Dean Ryan, the Men of Gwent got their first home win for 400 games (sic.) Elsewhere Cardiff, Ospreys and Scarlets all lost but could two Welsh sides be joining the English Premiership? Hosted on …
 
Cardiff get off to a flyer in the United Rugby Championship by beating Munster. A dramatic West Wales derby ends in a draw between Ospreys and Scarlets. Meanwhile the Dragons have a nightmare in Edinburgh. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged and Dan look back on the 3rd Test between South Africa and Wales. We also review the wins for Ireland and England, before looking ahead to next year's Rugby World Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Wales make history in Bloemfontein by beating the Springboks in their own back yard, for the first time ever! So, we've dragged Dan Killick back onto the show to look back at where the game was won. What this means for Wayne Pivac and what will happen next week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad c…
 
Wales ran South Africa close in Pretoria, but came up just short in the end. Ged and Murph look back at a fascinating game of rugby and see what it means for Wales. Is Pivac now safe? What will the Sprinboks do next week. Plus our thoughts on the Dragons rebrand and remembering the great Phil Bennett. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more…
 
Another chance to hear our interview with British & Irish Lions legend, Wales captain and Cardiff Blues flanker, the one and only Sam Warburton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Cast your mind back to happier times. Pre-COVID, pre-Partygate and Gatland was leading Wales to Grand Slams and great RWC runs. This week we revisit our Team of the Decade. Guaranteed to cheer you up! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Another chance to hear one of our favourite interviews, with Wales hero James Hook. You can still get tickets to Hooky's testimonial by going to the website https://jameshooktestimonial.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged and Murph react to the Wales squad to face South Africa. Plus they try to make sense of some awful defeats for the Welsh sides. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Steffan Thomas joins Ged and Murph to look back at Cardiff's victory over the Dragons, the proposed reforms to international rugby and to select their squads for Wales' tour of South Africa. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
There's never a quiet week in Welsh rugby. Ged is joined by Murph and Matthew Jones to discuss the fallout of the Oakwell Report, which proposed cutting the number of regions from 4 to 3. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged is joined by top journalist Steffan Thomas to look back at this week's rugby. A full bloodied West Wales derby sees the Ospreys beat the Scarlets. Whilst an improved Cardiff side slide to their 5th loss on the spin. Elsewhere the Dragons shot themselves in the foot again by losing to Zebre. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inform…
 
Ged and Murph look back at the Welsh derbies. Will Anscombe ever be the same again? How good is Rhys Webb still? The latest Dragons signing and Sam Lousi magic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Ged's in a good mood as the Dragons have finally won a game. Top journalist Steffan Thomas joins him to look back at the weekend's action and get stuck into the biggest issues both on and off the pitch in Wales. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ged and Murph are both nursing hangovers but have no shortage of stuff to talk about, both on and off the pitch. Dai Young wanted a reaction from his Cardiff players and he got one for half an hour, before the Scarlets blew them away. Elsewhere the Dragons came up just short against Gloucester and we pay tribute to Tom Smith. Hosted on Acast. See a…
 
Ged is joined by journalist Steffan Thomas to take questions from the listeners. About the WRU, the future of the regions and the summer tour to South Africa. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Murph is back! We look at a win for the Welsh women's team, what the rugby can learn from the FAW and wins for Cardiff, Scarlets and losses for the Dragons and Ospreys. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Wales lose to Italy on what should have been AWJ and Biggar's big day. What next for the Welshmen? Is Pivac's job in danger? Can the team really turn it around? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Attacking Scrum - Wales Rugby Podcast for Welsh Rugby fans
 
Wales ran France close but should we be taking the positives or bemoaning the lack of chances? Elsewhere, England lost a man after 80 seconds and Ireland ran out winners in a thriller at Twickenham. Where does this leave Eddie Jones ahead of a clash with France. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad c…
 
Wales take on France in Cardiff and the boys preview the game and pick their side. Elsewhere Cardiff were brushed aside in Belfast, the Scarlets clicked against Glasgow, Ospreys beat Zebre and we look at the Dragons' new signings. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
Wales run England close despite being 17 points down but are we getting better or did they just take their foot off the gas. Ged and Dan get together to talk about the fallout from the Six Nations loss, and Murph gets stuck into the referee. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
It's England v Wales week and tensions are running high, so Ged, Iestyn and Murph decide to do a quiz to take their minds off the match. Who better to host it than Matthew Jones, author of the Six Nations Rugby Quiz book. Matthew also stays with us to preview the big match. Who do Wales pick in the centres? Does Toby Faletau come straight back in? …
 
Wales bounce back from their first round defeat to Ireland with a win over Scotland. Ged, Dan and Murph look at whether it is papering over the cracks or can we go to Twickenham and beat England? We also round up the other games from the Six Nations and see who should be Wales' long term hooker. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more infor…
 
Wales took a hiding from Ireland but have the deep rooted problems in Welsh rugby finally shown themselves. Ged, Dan and Murph look back at the defeat in the Six Nations opener and decide if things are really that bad or we're just blowing things out of context. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad c…
 
Time for the Six Nations preview issues. Ged and Dan choose their winners and losers for the tournament. Can Wales realistically mount a challenge or will they surrender their crown. Elsewhere we review and epic with for Cardiff over Leinster and a gutsy victory for Ospreys against Edinburgh. Plus the shocking tackle on Scarlets' Tom Rogers and the…
 
After getting a tweet about how negative we were on last week's show, Ged and Dan make a promise to try and find the positives. After the Welsh teams were dumped out of Europe, they might have chosen a tough week to do it! We look back on Scarlets v Bristol, Sale v Ospreys as well as reviewing the Wales squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Hosted on…
 
A bumper show this week! The boys look back at four loses from four for the Welsh regions but it wasn't all bad. Ged previews Scarlets v Bristol with Pete from Bears Beyond the Gate Podcast. And they lads select their Wales squad of the upcoming Six Nations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Ged and Murph are back together to look at a hideous weekend for Cardiff and Ospreys. Also to discuss the rumours that Rhys Patchell may be heading to Bath and look at what the future holds for Toby Faletau ahead of the Six Nations. And will Wales end up playing their home games in England? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio…
 
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