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 Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady

On this week’s show, Alan (Munster), William (Ulster) and Doc (Leinster) join Dave to try to get to the bottom of English Rugby Chief Mark McCafferty’s remarks that Aviva Premiership clubs have it harder than Rabo Direct Pro12 teams.

This week, McCafferty suggested that a flawed European qualification system is the reason for the poor showing by English clubs in the Heineken Cup.

The lads also discuss the Irish provinces performances in the recent Heineken Cup games.

Coming up on the show:

  1. Connacht finally get the win!
  2. Leinster ease past Montpellier
  3. Ulster look good despite losing to Clermont
  4. Munster’s 51 point record and super Zebo
  5. Heineken Cup ¼ final predictions
  6. What’s wrong with English Rugby?
  7. Irish Wolfhounds clash with the Saxons
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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady.

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On this week’s show, Alan, William and Doc join Dave to look back on how the Irish provinces fared in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 and look ahead to the weekends Heineken Cup games. The lads also discuss the latest rugby gossip in the media.

Coming up on the show:
00:00 Ulster’s win over Edinburgh and their chances against the Leicester Tigers.

20:30 Another poor performance yet victory for Munster. Plus this weekend we preview their Heineken Cup clash with Castres, who will likely send a weakened side.

33:30 Leinster take a decent scalp in Cardiff over in Wales while Doc and William lambast the officiating including the TMO. Also Leinster face a tricky trip to Glasgow in the Heineken Cup to ensure qualification.

44:00 Connacht’s poor run continues with a truly awful performance away to Pro12 basement side Aironi. It certainly won’t get any easier as they travel to Toulouse next! The lads also look at the other games in Europe.

53:15 The lads discuss recent eye-catching media stories, including an international eligibility row, a misbehaving player and a misbehaving club owner!

1:08:50 As usual we end with the bet of the week section with our expert Doc from www.thinkbetprofit.com

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Talking Rugby is by the fans, for the fans. If you would like to advertise, sponsor or simply get involved with the show, drop us an email to TheWorldsTalking@gmail.com.

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You can find old episodes here: http://talkingrugby.podomatic.com/

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady.

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William, Doc, Alan and Tadhg join Dave to discuss the interprovincial results in the Pro12. We talk Eddie O’Sullivan’s possible new job and Scott Johnson, who will leave the Ospreys to join Andy Robinson at Scotland. Our main issue this week surrounds the IRFU’s new regulations around Non Irish Eligible Players, rules that will be in place from the 2013/14 season.

Coming up:

0:00 – Leinster’s win over Ulster’s youngsters. William laments the Ulster selection policy that effectively conceded the game before a ball was kicked, but he praises the young lads’ resiliance.

11:30 – Bar a great send-off for John Hayes, Munster vs Connacht didn’t produce many memorable moments. We talk at length about Niall O’Connor and a certain Munster player that frustrates the life out of Alan!

18:40 – The lads take a look back on John Hayes’ fantastic career and how much we’ll miss the Munster & Ireland ‘ligind’.

27:15 – William and Doc look ahead to the 2nd week of the festive interpros: Ulster vs Munster & Connacht vs Leinster.

29:00 – Eddie O’Sullivan has been in the media saying he would like the Ospreys job. We discuss if he would be a good fit.

35:00 – Scott Johnson is leaving Ospreys at the end of the season to become an assistant coach with Scotland. However is this guy a spoofer? The discussion also moves to the state of the game in Scotland.

42:10 – Our main discussion this week revolves around the new ‘IRFU Player Contract Policy’. The various dictats and stipulations of the new regulation are dissected. William is passionately opposed to many aspects of the announced changes.

– Will the provinces suffer, and should they suffer so that the national team can have more depth?
– Connacht have been excluded from the changes, where does it leave them?
– Will the rules be rigidly or loosely applied?
– Can these rules show fairness towards all of Munster, Ulster and Leinster?

1:02:20 – We end the show with Doc and Alan’s thoughts on their preferred outright bets for next year.

 

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 On the show this week:

1) Review of Irish teams performances in last weeks HEC games

2) Roundup of other games and look forward to next week

3) Discussion on Jonny Wilkinsons career and retirement

4) Interesting insight into French teams attitude to HEC, from Thomond2006, who lived in the south of France recently

5) Bet of the week

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Pedro, Doc and William join Dave for a look at the Irish provinces and our flagship issue this week is a comprehensive look at injuries in rugby.

Coming up:
0:00 – Munster’s poor show at Osprey and a look ahead to their key trip to Scarlets in the Heineken. Peter Stringer’s loan deal to Saracens and Doug Howlett’s serious injury also get a mention.

13:20 – Leinster’s trouncing of Cardiff and a preview of Bath hosting Leinster in Europe. Is Leinster’s current style of play the best around?

23:30 – Was Ulster’s win over Scarlets an upward graft? Is there an answer to Ulster’s lack of creativity?

29:30 – Connacht’s slump continues with a home loss to Treviso but do have a chance against Gloucester?

34:00 – Other big games coming up in the Heineken Cup with Pedro and Doc’s bets of the week.

38:10 – William, a senior lecturer in anatomy, physiology and clinical health studies, heads up our special on injuries. He gives a great insight in various aspects of injury. Issues discussed include:

– The intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to injury.
– What protection should players wear?
– The importance of warming up and warming down. How warming up prepares muscles for intensive activity.
– How powerful modern players are.
– The difficulty of joint and connective tissue damage.
– The worrying trend of concussion, what it is, its symptoms, what repeated occurences can mean in later life and what research in the NFL has discovered about the relationship between concussion and brain injuries.

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady

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Leinsterman ‘Doc’ from http://www.thinkbetprofit.com joins regulars Alan and William along with Dave to review the performances of the Irish provinces last weekend and the outlook of the Pro12 table as it stands.

We also discuss our choices for the Ireland team and if the Barbarians has a place in modern rugby.

Coming up:

Start – 10:20 – Munster’s youngsters shine against Edinburgh.

10:20 – 18:50 – Leinster toughing it out in Treviso.

18:50 – 28:20 – Ulster’s “dross” against Glasgow.

28:20 – 35:00 – Connacht’s disappointing loss to Ospreys

35:00 – 41:30 – Pro12: State of the Nation.

41:30 – 50:15 – Who should play for Ireland come Six Nations?

50:15 – 55:30 – Is there a point to the Barbarians anymore?

and we end with Pedro’s apology to Rob Andrew!

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady

Dave is joined by Ulsterman William, Tipperary’s ‘Pedro’ and Leinster fan Ciaran. It was been a good week for Irish rugby with all 4 provinces competing in the Heineken Cup with Munster and Leinster winning.

 

Coming up:

1.30 Super O’Gara does it again for Munster

8.30 Leinster storm past Glasgow

14.00 Ulster fail the ‘stranglehold’ against Leicester

21.00 Young Irish players impressing once more

32.30 Rob Andrew – ‘The complete bluffer?’

36.00 Welsh rugby and Warren Gatland – Pedro agrees with Gatland!!

42.00 The future of Eddie O’Sullivan

47.00 Alan’s poetry on a historic day for Connacht

 

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