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The Good, The Bad & The Rugby

James Haskell, Mike Tindall and Alex Payne return for season four of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby. Expect more great guests, insight, laughter and tears.

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Recent Episodes of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby


Hask Is Back

Hask Is Back

Payno and Tins are reunited with the Hask. Its our original combo - the ready salted of pods. 

Hask bleeds green, black and yellow following Northampton's epic triumph at Twickenham and we pick an England Team to take on the All Blacks on July 6th… Marcus Smith or Fin Smith, Alex Mitchell or Ben Spencer? International rugby is just around the corner.

Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Episode 45 11 June 2024 1h, 1m and 54s


Finals and Farewells

Finals and Farewells

On this week’s show Alex, Tins and Jonny May are joined by Tom Wood who captained Northampton to Premiership glory 10 years ago. 

We preview highly anticipated final between Saints and Bath, which is completely sold out. As we bid farewell to Courtney Lawes from English rugby this weekend, our lads also take a moment to honour the incredible contributions of Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, and the Vunipola brothers. 

All that, plus... Mike takes the Continental Tyres Quiz: Who started in the Bath backline on the day they last won the title 26 years ago?

Seas...

Episode 44 4 June 2024 1h, 2m and 22s


Ben Earl - England's High Flyer

Ben Earl - England's High Flyer

Alex, Tins and Jonny May are joined for a Bank Holiday episode by the Saracens and England flanker Ben Earl. 

The foursome talk golf, snooker, recovery, Lions ambitions, England under Eddie Jones, personal development, Zak Crawley, and how being around the alphas at Sarries helped Ben grow as a player and a person. 

They also dig into a fascinating Champions Cup Final, with Tins and Jonny getting into the weeds on where the game was won and lost; reflect on Gloucester's defeat to Sale in the Challenge Cup Final; and look ahead to a fascinating pair of...

Episode 43 29 May 2024 1h, 6m and 45s


The Champions Cup Final Preview

The Champions Cup Final Preview

Alex, Tins and Will Greenwood are together to discuss the Investec Champions Cup Final between Toulouse and Leinster - but why has Will got his guns out? 

They discuss where the game will be won and lost, who has a bigger point to prove and which team is like a Ferrari. 

The guys also speak to Jonny May ahead of his final game for Gloucester in the Challenge Cup Final and find time to chat about mohawks and whether a stretching area has been named after him yet at Kingsholm. They also give their verdict on th...

Episode 42 22 May 2024 1h, 15m and 42s


LIV Rugby - Coming Soon?

LIV Rugby - Coming Soon?

On this week’s show we are joined by Mark Foster, a former Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs winger.  He is now Senior Vice President of Finance at LIV Golf - the tournament backed by one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the world.

Golf is one of many sports that has seen significant investment from Saudi Arabia. Rugby is yet to have a big bite of the cherry but it feels like it may be a case of ‘when, not if’ this happens.

So where is rugby in the queue? How desperately does it need a big che...

Episode 41 15 May 2024 1h, 16m and 24s


Rugby’s Greatest Unions: Gethin Jenkins & Adam Jones

Rugby’s Greatest Unions: Gethin Jenkins & Adam Jones

Gethin Jenkins ‘Melon’ and Adam Jones ‘Bomb’ are 2 modern greats. Both test centurions who won 3 Six Nations Grandslams together for Wales. This accolade puts the Props in the same company as Sir Gareth Edwards, Gerald Davies and the late JPR Williams.

Both represented the British & Irish Lions, both are now coaching, but inbetween were involved in some of Wales’ greatest days. This show reveals what made them such a formidable pair.

Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Episode 40 7 May 2024 1h, 13m and 25s


Champions Cup Semi-Finals Preview

Champions Cup Semi-Finals Preview

Alex Payne is joined by Ben Kayser, Shane Horgan and Will Greenwood to preview one of the biggest weekend’s in the rugby calendar. It’s the Investec Champions Cup semi-finals. 

How can Harlequins and Northampton Saints beat Toulouse and Leinster? Our expert panel give their views.

The lads also reflect on their own experiences of reaching European finals, what makes the tournament special, and how can it be improved?

Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Episode 39 1 May 2024 1h, 15m and 44s


Jonny May, Ellis Genge & The Hask - Unfiltered

Jonny May, Ellis Genge & The Hask - Unfiltered

On this week’s show James Haskell is joined by his former England Rugby teammates Jonny May and Ellis Genge. 

Jonny gives an update on his preparations for life post-rugby as he becomes a firefighter for the day.

Gengey is flying high after the Bristol Bears record Gallagher Premiership win at the weekend. We also get an update from Ellis on club/country hybrid contracts.

Plus – who will win the inaugural Continental Tyres Quiz?

Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres. 

Episode 38 23 April 2024 1h, 6m and 26s


England Head Coach Steve Borthwick

England Head Coach Steve Borthwick

The England head coach Steve Borthwick joins Payno and Hask where the guys find out about the man behind the badge. We hear of how his experiences as a club and an international player have shaped how he deals with everything that comes with having the top job in English rugby. Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres

Episode 37 16 April 2024 1h, 1m and 40s


Rugby's Best Party - Hong Kong SVNS

Rugby's Best Party - Hong Kong SVNS

The Good, The Bad & The Rugby record a special podcast from the greatest party in rugby - the Hong Kong Sevens. Alex, Hask and Tins are joined by special guests: Rob Vickerman, DJ Forbes, David Campese, and former England Footballer David James.

Season 4 is sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Episode 36 10 April 2024 51m and 44s

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