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2011. The All Blacks haven't won a World Cup since the original, Wales are used to going out in the pools, England are still wondering whether Martin Johnson might be a coach, and a whole raft of tier two nations are out for blood. Join the idiot behind rugby's most popular YouTube channel and his fellow rugby nerd brother for a detailed and affectionate look back at each Rugby World Cup, celebrating and dissecting an evolving sport, match-by-match... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op ...
 
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We bring down the final curtain on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. We pick our favourite tries and games from the tournament, teams of the tournament, a dick-of-the-day XV. We also crown the player of the tournament, as well as the dick of the tournament. We then talk about what's next for the pod! Will's top tries playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
 
We've made it to the final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup! We talk a bit about Stephen Donald, Spanish soap operas and the French Haka response. We also chat to P Money again! Thanks for listening, and thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Blood & Mud's Josh Gardner joins us to watch the third place playoff between Wales and Australia, as if for the first time. We get sidetracked in talking about Brett Gosper's penis, Rugby Challenge and Steps' Greatest Hits. Also contains a detailed analysis of Wales' World Cup anthem, Sam Our Captain. Thanks to Josh (@joshgardner and @rucked_mag on…
 
We turn to the second semi-final of the World Cup, as New Zealand knock out Australia. We talk about the return of Ant Finger, Dimitri Yachvili conspiracies and 2020 hit film The Croods: A New Age. Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next week for the third place playoff. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy f…
 
We finally reach the episode we didn't want to do. We address the most dramatic, controversial semi-final in the Rugby World Cup's history, dissecting everything from Sam Warburton's red card, Rhys Priestland & Adam Jones' injuries, whether Lawrence Dallaglio started coronavirus, Wales' mental strength, Julien Bonnaire's phyiscal strength and wheth…
 
It's here. The heavily controversial quarter final between South Africa and Australia. We talk in depth about Bryce Lawrence, and whether his refereeing influenced this game as heavily as it is remembered. We also compare Pieter De Villiers to Ted Lasso. A huge thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
We are joined by Blood & Mud's Lee Calvert to discuss everything from Toby Flood to Alton Towers. We also come up with some conspiracy theories about Martin Johnson along the way. A huge thanks to Lee (@bloosandmud on Twitter) for joining us. You can listen to the Blood & Mud Podcast on all podcast platforms. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our th…
 
Comedian, presenter, broadcaster and all round legend Chris Corcoran joins us to recall the first quarter final, in which Wales downed a star-studded Irish team. We speak about The Italian Job, Keith Earls, and BBC Wales' insane detective skills. A huge thanks to Korkey (@ChrisKorkey on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our …
 
We're back! We wrap up the group stages with a proper leaving party. This includes a summary of every match, some fun games and an update on Robbie's progress on Rugby Manager. See you next week for the first quarter final, Ireland vs Wales, with a special guest. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, and for all of our guests who have featur…
 
We round off the group stage by covering Ireland's convincing win over the Azzurri. Among an Italian leaving party, we discuss I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, impressive beards and we finally get a live reading of some Deacon Manu fanfiction. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. You can read NothingWasSimple's fanfiction via the …
 
We're back to talk about Wales' 66-0 win over Fiji. We get caught up in the joy of watching this fixture knowing Wales will win, the wonders of snoring, spam adverts, dreams, gender reveal parties and players' offspring. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We are joined by very special guest and Canadian international centre/winger Conor Trainor to talk about the Canucks' final game of the tournament, against the All Blacks. We talk to Conor about his two tries, anecdotes of visiting Georgia, and Canada's tournament as a whole. We then move on to talk Piri Weepu, mouthguards and the Barenaked Ladies.…
 
Journalist Elgan Alderman joins us to wave goodbye (or "Lelo") to Georgia in their final game against Argentina. In a game short on thrills, we discuss Elgan's experience of being a Welshman at an English university, goal kicking, Venezuela and Scooby Doo. We also do a deep dive on the lyrics of the Argentine national anthem. Thanks to Elgan (@Wels…
 
BT Sport commentator Sam Roberts is our guest today as we talk about Toby Flood's nudes. We also briefly touch upon England vs Scotland amid our extensive chat about the Championship, Bedford, goal kicking, commentary techniques and more. Thanks to Sam (@samrobertsrugby on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. S…
 
We're back after a long break to discuss Tonga's historic World Cup upset over France! Contains additional chat about quidditch, Nigella Lawson, Steve Walsh and Girls Aloud. We also devise an incredible strategy for when we're eventually put in charge of the Barbarians. A huge thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/pri…
 
Merry Christmas! WalesOnline's Ben James and Three Red Kings' Tom Savage both return to the pod to analyse Sky Sports' 2011 Christmas advert, a Christmas message from Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, and Championship team Nottingham Rugby's attempt at 2011 Christmas number one. We stumble upon topics such as James Haskell's tiny penis, McCaw's friendsh…
 
We are joined by another set of brothers: Draft Rugby's Harry and Nelson Dale to discuss a 13-try thriller as the Wallabies breezed past an entertaining Russia outfit. We talk about Radike Samo on the wing, David Pocock's giant schlong and Nelson tells us an anecdote of playing against Michael Hooper. A huge thanks to Harry (@harrisondale88 on Twit…
 
In a week of folk complaining that rugby is boring, no one knows what we've been through. We try to make sense of the least appetising game of the tournament, addressing the false comments about rugby lacking skill in 2020. We also compare this game to Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See …
 
This week we wave goodbye to the USA Eagles, who are downed by the Azzurri. We talk Scott Fardy anecdotes, Alberto Sgarbi drop goals, headers in rugby and try to figure out who's quicker: Mirco Bergamasco or Taku Ngwenya? Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Today we move on to Japan's dramatic 23-all draw with Canada in the Brave Blossoms' final game of the tournament. We talk about the evolution of Japanese rugby, unusual TMO directives and more shoddy goal kicking. We also address the latest update in Chad Plato's negotiations with Zebre. A huge thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music.…
 
We wind down by looking at Wales' 81-7 victory over Namibia, as we say goodbye to the Welwitschias. Before throwing Namibia a farewell party, we talk about Cate Blanchett, Gordon Bray, Tavis Knoyle and Angelina Jolie. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Scottish "meme legend" Graham Love joins us to relive a dramatic, controversial, pulsating and heartbreaking match as Scotland are downed by Argentina. We recall Dan Parks' impactful cameo, Felipe Contepomi's transition to becoming a villain and arguably "the greatest solo try in World Cup history", as scored by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino. A huge tha…
 
We move onto Ireland's third pool match of the campaign, which contains flashes of the "very, very quick" Ronan O'Gara, two of the most insane instances of cheating in World Cup history, and Andrew Trimble's feeble attempt at fighting. We also play Dungeons And Dragons-style rugby roleplaying game Let's Go To The Maul, as well as enjoying Jamie Hea…
 
We are once again guestless as we talk over the Pacific derby, Fiji vs Samoa. We talk war dances, controversial tweets, The Kooks, Jason Statham, Martian betting scandals and Deacon Manu fanfiction. Please leave your Deacon Manu fanfiction in the review section of this podcast, and give us five stars if you are so inclined. Thanks as always to Tom …
 
We are joined by New Zealand rugby writer Jamie Wall to talk about the trials and tribulations of being an All Black fan in 2011, try celebrations, All Black Everything, and Jamie's newly-released book, Facing The Haka. We additionally talk about Sonny Bill, John Cena and Scott Robertson's breakdancing. A huge thanks to Jamie (@JamieWall2 on Twitte…
 
Charlie aka Sav of Linebreak Rugby joins us to enjoy England's hammering of Romania. We scrutinise the Romanian lineout, Chris Ashton's finishing technique and what Mike Tindall constitutes 'running'. We also reach out to Tom Cruise to ask for guest appearances in his upcoming film. A huge thanks to Sav (@LinebreakRugby on Twitter) for joining us. …
 
This week we talk about the USA's tough day against in-form Australia. Contains mentions of classics such as Harry Potter and The Truman Show, as well as lots of fanboying over Blaine Scully and Quade Cooper. Thanks as always for listening. A huge thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
We are back to talk over South Africa's close-fought 87-0 win over Namibia. We briefly discuss rugby: more specifically Bryan Habana's record-breaking try and Two Time IRB Try Of The Year Nominee Chrysander Botha's try saving tackle on "The Beast", Tendai Mtawarira. More importantly, we chat about vampire squids, baboons, prostitutes and the other …
 
Sam Larner re-joins us to discuss his love for stats, flags and Friends With Benefits, as we watch Tonga battle to victory over Japan. We also discuss Moana and Chad Plato's social media following, as well as organising the first ever pod social, featuring Russian cyclist Dimitri Strakhov. Thanks to Sam (@SamLStandsUp on Twitter) for coming back on…
 
We revisit Italy's emphatic win over Russia, in their second match of the World Cup campaign. We also talk over Russia's first ever Rugby World Cup try, as well as illegally branded garments and player mispronunciations. Also contains reviews of classics such as Clifford The Big Red Dog and 100% Wolf. This episode is brought to you by Guilio Toniol…
 
We aren't joined by Carly Rae Jepsen and a group of lawyers today, as we talk about France's eventual emphatic win over a defiant Canadian team. We talk about wine, ice hockey and a Nintendo 64 classic called Ander Hero. You can listen to Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album "Dedicated" on all major streaming platforms now. You can also leave a review o…
 
We are joined by commentator, journalist and esteemed social media celebrity Nick Heath to watch England's second game of their World Cup campaign and chat his time in New Zealand, including where he wad the moment he heard some dwarfs had just been tossed... Also contains a quiz concerning Star Trek, Birmingham bus routes and a Weasel named Derek.…
 
WalesOnline writer and Welsh Rugby Podcast host Ben James joins us to talk about Wales' second game of the tournament, in which they scrape past Samoa. We discuss all sorts of things, including our favourite jokes, ironing boards, the film Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves, and some of the lesser known touring members of the Manic Street Preachers.…
 
We are joined by Tom Savage of Munster Rugby fansite Three Red Kings to discuss Ireland's historic win over Australia. We also talk about Bryce Heem's alleged germ-spreading habits, flyhalves' relationships with their enemies and which James Bond villains would make good second rows. A huge thanks to Tom (@threeredkings on Twitter) for joining us. …
 
We are joined by rugby YouTuber and passionate Springboks fan Gareth Mason to discuss South Africa's romping win over Fiji. We are sidetracked by questioning who won the 2019 World Cup, why Sarel Pretorious never won Springbok caps and how Gurthro Steenkamp would look as a weather girl. A huge thanks to Gareth (@GarethRMason on Twitter) for joining…
 
We are rejoined by RugbyPass writer Rhiannon Garth Jones to observe the Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino show, in which Argentina comprehensively beat Romania. Along the way we talk Pan's Labyrinth, Shakira and Sesame Street. May contain a guest appearance from Michael Caine. Thanks to Rhiannon (@rhigarthjones on Twitter) for joining us and persisting. Tha…
 
We look back on New Zealand's comprehensive hammering of Japan. Along the way, we analyse rappers Scribe and P-Money's hit All Black Everything and recount tales of questionable arcade activities. We also obsess over Ma'a Nonu, and may or may not interview acclaimed hip-hop superstar P-Money. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music! S…
 
USA rugby legend and recently-retired captain Blaine Scully joins us to cover the Americans' second outing of the 2011 tournament, in which the USA fought to victory over Russia. We talk about leadership, alternative career opportunities and New Zealand's obsession with rugby. A huge thanks to Blaine (@BlaineScully1 on Twitter) for his time and com…
 
We are joined by The Scottish Rugby Podcast's Cammy Black to discuss all things Teletubbies, Harry Potter and 5G conspiracies. After watching a match so mundane, the three of us are willing to talk about anything except rugby. A huge thanks to Cammy (@cammyblack on Twitter) for accepting the challenge of rewatching this snorefest. Thanks also to To…
 
We go all-in as Canada and Tonga play out a nail-biting belter, so good we almost feel bad for going on any tangents. Includes discussion of some excellent tries, back-and-forth drama, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Thanks as ever to Tom Rosenthal for our outstanding theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We divert from from the 2011 World Cup to eulogise over French Rugby League legend Puig Aubert. We question how a man compared to Yoann Huget, Keith Richards and Bootlegger can still be a legend of the sport. Thanks as usual to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We are faced with some difficulties when it comes to watching the whole of this game, in which Samoa humbled a tired but battling Namibian outfit. Forgetting Alesana Tuilagi's hat-trick, we talk about DJ Khaled and Harry Potter, as well as pitching the video game Pro Evolution Kevin. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, and to any…
 
We are joined by Harlequins Women's communications executive and rugby writer Ali Stokes to watch Wales give the Springboks an unexpected scare. We also compare Pierre Spies to Chris Pratt, pitch a collab between Pitbull, Sarah Beckett and Paul Lasike, and spot a certain 'jazzy' Rassie Erasmus. A huge thanks to Ali (@alistokesmedia on Twitter) for …
 
We are joined by the hilarious Dummy Runner's Adam Jenkins to marvel in the handsomeness of Blaine Scully, along with a game of rugby which happened around him. We also talk at lengths about New York indie band Vampire Weekend, as well as Brian O'Driscoll's bodily functions. A huge thanks to Adam (@dummy_runner on Twitter) for joining us, as well a…
 
We look over a valiant first half effort from Italy against a much stronger Australian side. Along the way, we debate meaningful topics including the mortality of Sergio Parisse, what sort of rugby players Wallace & Gromit would be, and most importantly: what IS rugby? A huge thank you to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
We are joined by Rugby World and Planet Rugby's Sam Larner to occasionally address England's turgid win over Argentina. Instead of dissecting possibly the dullest game of the World Cup, we discuss missed goal kicks, 2019 reserve Russian flyhalf Ramil Gaysin and discover how many times Sam has seen the film Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Tim…
 
We're joined by RugbyPass writer Rhiannon Garth Jones as a Japan team who hadn't won a World Cup match in twenty years pushed eventual finalists France all the way. This episode definitely contains zero mentions of Chris Ashton or the wonders of Thai cinema. A huge thanks to Rhiannon (@rhigarthjones on Twitter) for joining us, and to Tom Rosenthal …
 
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