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Updated July 2020
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Elite Rugby Banter is the brainchild of Alex, Ben, Matt and Adam, four guys from South Africa (though one now calls Mauritius) who love their rugby, and enjoy talking about it, though badly, and with much mirth. They chat about the weeks' past and coming rugby action, Super Rugby, internationals, and whatever catches their attention, with a South African to Southern Hemisphere bias. They are fans who take bantering seriously, but not themselves. You can find them on iTunes, Soundcloud, and A ...
 
Having finished their first series with a number 1 spot in the charts in the UK & the USA, the boys are back once more, to bring you a much needed dose of; AAA BBB CCC; Amplitude, Attitude, Aptitude, Beers, Banter, Business, Coin, Chassis, Chat. Once more they'll be bringing you the biggest names in sport (especially ruggers) and additionally celebrities who Archie has always admired. Just such good chat...
 
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This week it's the rudderless three again, has anyone actually heard from Adam lately? Join Matt, Alex and Ben as we discuss the latest/last week's rugby news. We also get to discussing most of this weekend's rugby. Sorry, our analyst was pressed for time.Music by @monstroid, 80s TV ShowBy Elite Rugby Banter
 
The Rig Biz is back and Archie is still feeling absolutely shocking after one of the heaviest weekends he can remember to Celebrate the end of 'Lockdown Lash.' Our guest on the show is Ex-England Captain - Chris 'Chatshaw' Robshaw which gave us the perfect excuse to engage in a prolonged banter off between 2 of rugbys greats and famous sons of Clap…
 
This week we’ve found a fly-half who is more outspoken, more talented and better on the lash, than our very own 'Magician/CCO' in; Ex Bath, Gloucester & Leicester legend - Mr Freddie Burns. He doesn’t hold back at all in our interview with him, giving an insight on everything from his overriding hatred for Bath head coach Stuart Hooper to his unbea…
 
Join Alex, Matt and Ben for another rip roaring look at all things rugby, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. Don't worry Australia, we'll get to you guys next week. The gang discuss all things Gloucester, the latest round of Super Rugby in New Zealand plus ongoing developments in boardrooms around the rugby world.Music by @monstroid, 80s TV Show.…
 
This week we're lucky enough to be joined by the most famous personal trainer in the world, and the fastest selling author of 2020 in; James Smith. He's known as the Gordon Ramsay of the fitness world and doesn't hold back at all during our chat. We discuss; Joe Wicks (being a c***), Making Clapham Great Again, Sydney nights out, Australian men bei…
 
Apologies again for the late upload! Okes are struggling (or more accurately, the intern responsible for editing [lol] and uploading)It's an all Dad crew on this episode of Elite Rugby Banter, with Alex joined by Ben and Adam as they discuss the cancellation of the latest youth tournament in Spain, Johan Goosen doing a Saracens, MLR, the Newlands s…
 
We're back for episode 2 and it's been an incredibly busy week in the life of Archie Curzon, we find out about; working out with Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies & Rhys Priestland and Archies insistence in staying fit doing TRXs as he has a feeling that he may be asked to join a pro club to help them when the premier league season resumes. We get an…
 
Having spent 3 months alone in isolation in Clapham, Archie has decided that he needs to find himself a wife and hence has given himself the somewhat ridiculous challenge, of trying to secure a wife over the next 10 weeks. Therefore we're joined by; dating guru/influencer/model extraordinaire Sophie Milner to help guide Archie through the do's and …
 
It's a full house at ERB HQ this week, with Alex joined by Matt, Ben and Adam (with baby literally attached to him). The gang chat about the upcoming Super Rugby Aoeteroa competition - with Oom Rugby's tweet a coincidence - where Adam true to form butchers the pronunciation (plus several players...again, he recognises that he is a dullard and apolo…
 
After three months in isolation/quarantine the boys are back brimming with banter and are ready to part their wisdom on all those who are looking to better themselves post lockdown and take advantage of these crazy times we're living in. Archie was alone for three months in his flat in Clapham and experienced a whole host of highs and lows, but mos…
 
Another day, another dollar amirite? Matt, holding the fort for Adam (bar the temptation of imperialism) is joined by Ben, Alex and later Ant as the gang await the return of action onto the field. They chat about, well, imperialism, AJ Venter and the future's past of contract shenanigans, the Sunwolves' fate and round out the episode the a Centre X…
 
The SA transfer season has just closed in rugby terms, but the landscape keeps changing with SA players still changing teams, while three Australian players say cheers to the Queensland Reds. Adam returns, a newly minted dad and evidently barely keeping it together, with Ben and Matt joining him as they chat about Jake White's Bulls, Warrick Gelant…
 
It's a five man pod this week, with Ant joining Ben, Matt, Alex and Adam as they chat about the return of Super Rugby (Adam botches the name even though he prepared for it), SA player movements to and from South Africa, Australia getting us all hot and sweaty with talk of a combine, World Rugby's official match guidelines (with Ben triggered by the…
 
The gang are in the house and Bll Beaumont has maintained his grip on the World Rugby hot seat. This, plus Mannie Libbok being given the old heave ho by Jake White, the Lions tour being possible delayed, Super Rugby saying that their tournaments will see everyone participate by themselves, Pieter Steph du Toit's desire to be a tractor and Adam inad…
 
It's been such a big week of news in the rugby world that we didn't even make it to the novelty XV this time. The gang discuss the World Rugby election, Raelene Castle's ouster as Rugby Australia boss, SA Rugby's plans to get the game through 2020 and oil barrels becoming spectators at Loftus, plus quite a bit more.Music by @monstroid, 80s TV Show.…
 
Another week has passed in the rugby world with no footy insight, but thankfully, we have the World Rugby elections coming up, which gives Ben, Matt and Adam reason to rage, scoff, argue and mull over the choice facing the haves and the have nots. Further pay cuts are underway in New Zealand, while the Australias post-pod strike a deal. Economics a…
 
As we await rugby to return to the field, anywhere really, the gang discuss the upcoming World Rugby election, rugby's inability to have a high class game in a moment when people are stuck at home, Australian shenanigans, with Adam dropping the P-word (parochial) and the thoughts of former Springbok no living in Costa Rica. Ben also tells us about …
 
We have listened to the thousands of you who have been messaging Archie non stop asking for a morale boost during these uncertain times, in fact we have gone one better, and got the Archbishop of Banterbury for an epic banter off with The CCO of Chat. In this 'Banterlation Special', we set the two kings of banter lose on one another, to see who rei…
 
It's another two man pod, with Adam engaged in a work activity (on a Monday!) and Alex doing the dad thing. With Matt and Ben left to themselves, they talk about the Crusaders busting curfew, and the USA going bankrupt (the rugby union that is) and the ultimate novelty XV, the Prop XV! We hope everyone is staying in doors and keeping safe in these …
 
It's lockdown time in the Elite Rugby Banter universe as Ben, Matt and Adam really start to feel rugby withdrawal. Thankfully, there is a fair amount of news to discuss (most of it COVID-19 related), to do with pay cuts, fist bumps and much derision thrown at those arm chair experts who claim to know something, but actually, not much. We also check…
 
For our season finale we're joined by Archie's 'best friend in the world' in Nick 'Benders Abendanon. The lads discuss; childhood memories, playing rugger together at school, Benders huge world cup night out with Barkley, Archie's impact on his career, plans for the future, life in France, loosest teammates, latest on the rumours about him joining …
 
It's a full house at ERB headquarters (Alex does arrive a little bit late), as the gang talk about the very crazy world we live in right now, Jamie Robert's winning the corona game, what it must be like for a WWE superstar wrestling in front of non-existent crowd, Australia trying to do a new competition, pay cuts, English season closures and to to…
 
Our guest on the podcast today is David 'Flats' Flatman who since his retirement has grown to be one of the most respected and lauded pundits, not only in Rugby but across all sporting disciplines, being nominated for countless awards, along the way. We discuss; playing school boy rugby with Sheridan, Disagreements with Clive Woodward, Missing out …
 
COVID-19 is all the rage, but thankfully, Elite Rugby Banter has been preparing for a world of social distancing, self isolation and toilet roll shortages since day one (bar that one time). With Adam away, Matt (on his SA return!), Ben and Alex will play. They chat about the likely last weekend of Super Rugby, the virus' impact on the game, a Sitco…
 
Today you join us on the battlefield, where two self proclaimed 'Kings Of Infernos' come face to face and stake their claim to be the rightful ruler. Jack Clifford guided the England Under20s to World Cup glory a couple of years ago before breaking into the England Team of late and being part of their victorious 2016 Six Nations Championship winnin…
 
With Matt still getting used to life back in SA, and Alex in a pit of despair over his Draft performance, Ben and Adam steer this week's pod, with Joe Marler looming large in this week's discussions. Thankfully, lots of rugby also took place over the weekend, with Ben and Adam chatting about the Highlanders' awful form (and player recruitment), the…
 
In this episode we’re joined by the legendary Welsh fly-half Rhys Priestland to discuss his incredible career to date both on and off the field. We discuss; a possible return to the Wales squad, importance of looking after the rig, preview the Wales vs England game, Rhys’s big night out at Infernos, the difference between English & Welsh team night…
 
Ben is away on a golf tour while Matt is preparing to leave Korea, leaving Alex and Adam to steer the ship. In it, they discuss the coronavirus making a mockery of the Sunwolves' fixture schedule, the greed of the Northern Hemisphere (an old hobby horse of Adam's), the Stormers playing very badly (Alex rages), the resurgence of the Blues, the Shark…
 
Today we’re joined by the original ‘utility back’ in ex-England international Tom May, and are also luckily enough to be graced with the presence of a Clapham Falcons 'Hall of Famer' in - Oliver ‘Blazers’ Blazenby. With 'Maysy' we discuss playing alongside Sonny Bill Williams at Toulon, Geordie nights out, French Police run ins, his infamous lid, I…
 
It's a two man pod this week, and Ben and Adam shoot the breeze and chat about Ardie Savea's sudden desire to play the kak version of rugby, the RFU sneakily agreeing to cut their cut, mental health, weight class club rugby comps, Makozole Mapimpi being a swell guy over the tryline, rotation policies, how the Wallabies are shaping up in 2020 and so…
 
Today we're joined by the legendary Danny Care, England's second most capped scrum half of all time. He's a 3 time Six Nations Champion, Premiership champion, Commonwealth Silver medalist yet most importantly a man who's managed to maintain an impeccable lid and rig throughout his career. He takes us through his career highs and lows including; mis…
 
It's a full house at ERB HQ, with Matt, Ben, Alex and Adam discussing the looming demise of England's second tier, the (folly?) of the All Blacks rest weeks, Mako Vunipola having no regrets about taking the money, Wilco Louw heading overseas, Pacific eligibility and a summation of where the different conferences are. Also, Matt will soon be home!Mu…
 
Today we're joined by the most exciting prospect in world cricket & fellow Clapham resident in Mr Ollie Pope. We talk - England Cricket, Tour Life, meeting me in a urinal, Championship celebrations, his top tips for places to go to in clapham, nights out, KP, his rugby days, moving in with Archie, investment advice and much more.... We also discuss…
 
Matt and Alex, in surmising-considering-discursive-yet-intrigued mood chat about what has been a busy week in the rugby world (...in the Southern Hemisphere anyway). They speak about the notion of doing a draw for the World Cup in 2023 in 2020, the rumours that South Africa are going to up sticks and throw in their lot with the north (unlikely for …
 
Archie's been getting on the lash this weekend, due to the start of the Six Nations, and we're lucky enough to have Ex England fly half Olly Barkley on the show. He doesn't hold back analysing the highs and lows of his career, his time living in France and Hong Kong, Apres Ski in Grenoble, nights out in Paris, his 'boring teammates' during the 2007…
 
Edit: Apologies for Alex being so soft. Adam pawned it. He has one job of recording the recording and were it not for Alex not trusting Adam, there wouldn't have been a recording #detailsforthelossSuper Rugby is here and not a moment too soon. Adam, Matt, and Alex chat about penalties to start a game, the rise of America, Israel Folau being a unifi…
 
After scaling the heights of the Podcast Charts with our first episode, peaking at 4th in the Society & Culture charts, in-between Desert Island Discs & Mark Kermode, Archie Curzon has unsurprisingly become more confident than ever before. In this episode we hear about how the podcast has massively boosted his Q1 potential takings, his new ‘celebri…
 
It's the beginning a new era, with Ben, Alex and Adam chatting about what to do about substitutions in rugby, referees firing captains, Jaco Kriel (maybe??) returning to the Lions and lamenting on their choices following the ERB draft on Saturday. Also, Ben puts it on the record that he's willing to fight Ben Stokes at a place of Pod Ben's choosing…
 
It's a two man pod with Ben and Adam chatting about Saracens being relegated from the English Premiership, Lions 2021 tickets, Alex's baby's name and finishing up their Super Rugby previews for the coming season. Matt and Alex, while not present, send in their previews for the Sunwolves and Stormers repsectively. Matt is too the point and Alex's re…
 
Super Rugby is less than a month away, with Adam back taking the wheel this week as he is joined by Matt (recovering from a bender two days prior), an initially sleepy Phil and a mellow Ant. They discuss Joseph Dweba's looming move to France, preseason results and some other news before previewing the Bulls, Sharks, Highlanders, Jaguares (Matt figh…
 
The new year has rolled round - Happy 2020 everyone! - and Super Rugby is less than a month away. Alex, Ben and Matt kick things off with previews of some of Super Rugby's finest and not so finest teams, particularly the Rebels, Blues, Lions, Hurricanes and the Brumbies. Adam also arrives late to not add much value. Music by @monstroid, 80s TV Show…
 
That's a wrap! With Christmas just around the corner, the gang (sans Matt...he's in the grips of winter from what we hear?) in 20 minutes - a record - chat about what they want for Chirstmas/the Festive Season ahead of the 2020 season.Thanks to all our listeners this year! It's been a great year but we are going to recharge for a few weeks and come…
 
It's the second last episode of the year, which was totally recorded on December 15, we swear...kind of. Matt and Adam start off things politely before Alex comes in and starts getting rather technical (as is his want), noting the contrasts between Northern and Southern Hemisphere rugby. Either way, the gang are very happy England did not win the R…
 
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