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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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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady

It’s a big weekend in the Heineken Cup with Ulster being the major talking point. Dave is joined on show this by Ulster’s William, who is describing as being ‘in heaven’ at the moment.

Munster’s Pedro and Leinster’s Doc also join Dave to talk about their provinces along with Declan Kidney’s selection for the 6 Nations.

There was also a place for Mike from Durham, the first English man to be represented on Talking Rugby.

Dave chat’s to Mike about the new England setup and how he thinks they will do in the six nations.

Coming up on the show:

–          Irish provinces in the Heineken Cup

–          Declan Kidney’s squad for the 6 Nations

–          What about England?

–          Wales, France, Italy and Scotland squads

–          Bet of the week

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On the show this week, Ulster’s William, Leinster’s Doc and Munster’s Pedro join Dave for a very special extended show where they review the 2011 year of Rugby.

The lads also share their report cards for Leinster, Munster and Ulster for 2012 and give predictions for all the major competitions.

On this week’s show:

1. Provinces performances in the RD Pro 12 games.
2. Upcoming RD Pro 12 games.
3. Review of 2011.
4. Provinces report cards.
5. Predictions for 2012
6. Bet of the week.

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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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