Ashy and Ugo join Sara to reflect on a busy few days in the world of rugby. They speak to Sarah Hunter who played her last game at the weekend in what was her 141st appearance for the Red Roses. They also pay tribute to Stuart Hogg who on Monday announced he’ll be hanging up his boots after the World Cup later this year. And interim boss of the WRU Nigel Walker is on the pod to discuss the news that Welsh rugby clubs have voted in favour of major governance change. Plus there are reflections on a busy weekend in the Premiership.
Wales & England both victorious as Sarah Hunter retires
Sara Orchard with former Scotland international Heather Lockhart and England World Cup winner Kat Merchant.
The Women’s Six Nations Launch Party
Sara Orchard and Philippa Tuttiett take the pod to the Women’s Six Nations launch in London. They are joined by players from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy and get stuck into some serious and not so serious chat.
A Sarah Hunter special
Sara Orchard sits down with England’s most capped player, Sarah Hunter as she retires from the game of rugby union. The Six Nations match in her home town of Newcastle on Saturday against Scotland will be her last in a Red Roses jersey.
They discuss everything - from why, as England captain, she has decided to hang up her playing boots, her best memories of playing for her country - including that World Cup win in 2014 and of the lows as well. But not only that, there are cameo appearances from former England captain, Katy Daley-McLean, England and Loughborough Lightning team-mate, Emily Scarratt and England head coach Simon Middleton.
Hunter also reflects on the very start of her career, her hopes for the women’s game going forward and her future plans.
The final weekend review with Barclay and Warburton
Our two favourite captains, Sam Warburton and John Barclay, are back with Ugo and Chris on the sofa in Media City to round up the final weekend of an enthralling Six Nations. They discuss what sets Grand Slam winners Ireland apart from their rivals, there's more on Freddie Steward's controversial red card in Dublin, and the home nations are graded on their performance in the tournament. Does a Slam mean Ireland should automatically receive top marks? The guys also pick their best players and moments of the tournament.