Episode 1576: The Rugby World Cup Has Arrived, Ireland Team Announced, We Look Ahead to Boks/All Blacks
The Rugby World Cup is finally here, and Ireland have named their team for their first game against Scotland on Sunday morning. No Henshaw, no Carbery, no Kearney, no Earls – no problem?
8 of the starting XV will be making their first appearance at the global tournament while @rorybest2 packs down at hooker for his 121st Ireland cap and his 12th World Cup appearance. Team & Press conference#TeamofUs #ShoulderToShoulder https://t.co/5aur6rFPWH
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) September 20, 2019
Gerry Thornley joins us from Tokyo for all the latest, with the gauntlet well and truly thrown down to Garry Ringrose, who can still grab this tournament by the scruff of the neck.
Mattie Williams is in studio to preview the biggest game of the opening weekend between South Africa and New Zealand tomorrow morning, as the Springboks under Rassie Erasmus try to recover momentum after losing a starting winger to a failed drug test, and a racism allegation against Eben Etzebeth, and New Zealand solve the Beauden Barrett or Richie Mo’unga conundrum by playing both of them.
Plus there’s the eternally bullish Scots, the end of grunge week, and breaking news regarding our live show on Saturday week.
I request a late grunge classic, ‘Three Little Pigs’ by Green Jelly https://t.co/UmVZRTaAGY
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— Ray Wingnut (@WingNutGalway) September 18, 2019
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We’re joined by @MiguelDelaney from Paris who’s been on a European jolly this week. We chat about a Real Madrid team who looked completely directionless against PSG, and ask why it was Zidane was happy to return to the club in the first place
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We talk to Michael about why he considered himself the mentally strongest player of his generation, why he nevertheless didn’t always take well to instruction, and the “dark forces” that drove him throughout his career.https://t.co/FPFBZiqP0M pic.twitter.com/TVdGd5OGyH
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