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6 Nations Week 1 Review

Match Reviews – 6 Nations – Week 1 – #144

With the opening weekend of the Six Nations now complete, I spoke with Simon Elkinson about all the fixtures. The incredible opening game in the Orange Velodrome in Marseille where Ireland took on France. Saturday lunchtime in Rome for Italy against a new-look England. And finishing up with Scotland looking

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6N FRAvIRE Preview

France vs Ireland – 6N preview – #143

With the opening match of the Six Nations just hours away I spoke with Simon Elkinson about France vs Ireland. We chatted about selection, psychology, and key match-ups and hang around till the end to hear our score predictions. LINKS Simon Elkinson on Twitter – @OnsideRecruiter – https://twitter.com/OnsideRecruiterSimon Elkinson on

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Ashleigh Walters on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Sea You On The Sand – Ashleigh Walters – #142

My guest this week is former Welsh Universities fly-half and Beach Rugby Wales founder, Ashleigh Walters. This interview was recorded in January of 2024 and we talked about how Ashleigh fell in love with rugby after attending a Wales fixture. How he got started in the game, originally playing hooker,

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6Nations Squads

Six Nations – Squad Selections Review – #141

With the Six Nations on the horizon, I spoke with Simon Elkinson about the squad selections for each nation. How are the teams shaping up, are there many changes and are they likely to change playing styles? The full videos are available on YouTube. LINKS Simon Elkinson on Twitter –

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Luke Hoben on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

The rugby-hating Kiwi – Luke Hoben – #140

My guest this week is self-confessed, rugby-hating Kiwi…. Luke Hoben. This interview was recorded in January of 2024 and we talked about what it was like growing up ambivalent to rugby in New Zealand, going to New Zealand’s top rugby school, reflections on watching a single All Blacks test and

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Huw Jones on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

I didn’t really have a choice! – Huw Jones – #137

My guest this week is Dragons pathway coach Huw Jones. This interview was recorded in November of 2023 and we talked about running challenges and the psychology of distance running. I asked Huw about what it was like growing up in a Welsh rugby family and how playing was therefore

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Chris Tombs on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Train to survive – Chris Tombs – #135

My guest this week is elite S&C coach – Chris Tombs. This interview was recorded in November of 2023 and we talked about Chris’ rugby beginnings in South Africa, how and why he got into Strength & Conditioning. We delved into the history of S&C within rugby and Chris’ reflections

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