Ugo, Chris and Danny are back together in time for Christmas as we discuss Semi Radradra, Leicester’s woes and the secret behind Northampton’s success. We also chat Wales, Eddie Jones’ book and ask; are Premiership teams better off without England players?
A Finntastic try and the greatest rugby book of all time
Ugo Monye, Chris Ashton and Danny Care discuss Finn Russell's amazing try and the rest of the weekend's Champions Cup action. Ashy is forced to talk about his book Splashdown, but still refuses to reveal how many copies it actually sold. They also chat about drug testing in the sport and providing samples after a game. Natasha Hunt joins the pod after making her 50th cap for the Red Roses and it's the end of the road for Try Star.
Tom Smith: My fight and my family
“The uncertainty is something which provokes fear. I’d like to bring as much certainty as I can to the future of my family." Scottish and Lions legend Tom Smith sits down with Elly Oldroyd to discuss dealing with cancer. In August 2019 Tom was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer which has spread to his liver and brain. He talks openly about the devastating news, the support he's received and reflects on his illustrious career.
The real Dylan Hartley (and more Saracens)
It’s only taken two months but finally we’ve managed to get Danny, Ugo and Chris all on the same pod. They’re joined by Dylan Hartley who chats about his decision to retire, captaining England and what’s next for him. There’s more on Saracens who aren’t appealing their points deduction and fine for breaking the salary cap. Plus, there’s a look at the opening weekend of the Champions Cup, which didn’t go to plan for Danny and Chris.
A big Gatland interview, Saracens and Hartley's retirement
Ugo Monye and Chris Ashton chat to Warren Gatland about the World Cup, his time at Wales and about his relationship with Eddie Jones. They also get him to pick his Lions captain for the tour of South Africa and Gatland reveals how he nearly ended up getting the France job. There's still plenty to discuss around Saracens and we look at Dylan Hartley's career after he announced his retirement.