Archive for February, 2012

It’s another big weekend in the Six Nations as Ireland hope to bounce back from their heartbreaking defeat to Wales with a win in the Stade de France at the weekend. Not an easy task with the French on a high following their win over Italy and the French players eager to impress new boss Philippe Saint-Andre.

On the show this week, Dave is joined by Munster’s Alan, Leinster’s Doc and Daithí, our new pundit making his debut. Daithí brings the ‘French connection’ to the show and tells us how he only got into rugby through following it in France.
Coming up:

0.0 – 2.40: Introduction to Alan, Doc and Daithí, joining us from France.
2.40 – 16.51: Last gasp heartache for Ireland.
16.51 –25.05: Monkey off the back for England.
25.05 – 32.04: Malzieu warms up a cold Stade de France.
32.04 – 43.43: France v Ireland, Ireland in trouble?
43.43 – 49.00: Wales v Scotland, Cruise control for Wales?
49.00 – 58.30: Italy v England, Italy’s big chance?
58.30 – 1.00.00: Some bizarre French behaviour.
1.00.00 – End: Bet of the Week.

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The Six Nations is upon us and in this week’s show we comprehensively preview the opening games in this year’s installment in one of rugby’s oldest competitions.

This week’s panel is the most varied yet, with Ireland, Scotland and England all represented. Talking Rugby regulars William and Pedro represent Ireland, Durham man Mike is back for his second show to talk England while new man Nigel joins from Scotland.

0:00 – Before the Six Nations preview, the show starts with William’s thoughts on Brian McLaughlin’s situation at Ulster, with the news that he is set to leave Ulster at the end of the season.

7:20 – We look ahead to Ireland vs Wales in Dublin. Declan Kidney has kept faith (aside from injury) with the players that appeared at the World Cup, is his selection too conservative?
(Note: Wales’ starting lineup was not announced at time of recording.)

21:30 – It’s a new era for England and with one of their most inexperienced Six Nations lineup they face a tricky trip to Scotland. The much maligned Dan Parks is starting at 10 for the Scots, how will we dictate how Scotland play? Nigel discusses the conservatism of Andy Robinson.

37:10 – Doc joins us to discuss the third game of the weekend. Two sides with new coaches, France host Italy at the Stade de France. Phillipe Saint-Andre has made a few interesting selections, picking a beefy bruising pack to tackle the inevitable physical challenge from the Italians.

46:00 – The panel talk about some of the current media stories and also some suggestions from the lads, including a Six Nations A tournament to be run in conjunction with the senior competition, plus the lads disagree on the introduction of bonus points into the Six Nations.

57:45 – We end the show with our Bet of the Week and Mike’s thoughts on Stuart Lancaster’s recent comment in the media.

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Irish soccer legend Dave Langan joins us on the show this week. He talks about the highs and lows of his career including the fantastic times he wore the green jersey.

Irish fans will no doubt be excited about the release of Dave’s book ‘Running Through Walls’.

Also joining Dave were Irish fans John from Dublin, and Joe from Limerick.

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On the agenda:

Stephen Kelly’s good club form

Jedward’s Euro 2012 song

Uefa tickets resale portal

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