Episode 1593: The Rinky Dink World Cup, Typhoon Turmoil, Apoplectic Scots, Henshaw’s Hammie Is Ok, Ken’s Georgian Dumplings
Say what about you like about FIFA, but at least when they realised that summer in Qatar was going to be too hot for football, they decided to move it to winter-time. So yes, that’s where we are with World Rugby, as they cancel 2 World Cup games in Typhoon Season, with the future of Japan-Scotland still in doubt – they’ve made FIFA look organised.
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World Rugby have confirmed that the matches between New Zealand and Italy and England and France have been cancelled due to the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis. Two points will be awarded to each team.pic.twitter.com/mSidvwoF2p
— SuperSport ???????? (@SuperSportTV) October 10, 2019
Tom English of BBC Scotland joins us from a predictably apoplectic Scotland Rugby camp (12.00), and Shane Horgan tells us why there’ll be an asterisk around this tournament… particularly if England or New Zealand end up winning it (21.00).
Ken has decamped to Tbilisi in plenty of time for our vital qualifier on Saturday afternoon, and he brings us exciting news across a spectrum of topics – including but not limited to football, food and the weather (49.30).
Plus we ask ‘when is a contingency plan not a contingency plan?’, Ken’s giant dumplings, and the #permutations take yet another turn.
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Row brewing between ?@rugbyworldcup? organisers and
?@Scotlandteam? over lack of contingency plan as Typhoon Hagibis approacheshttps://t.co/u9auCh4iFj
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) October 10, 2019
In the chaos of Typhoon Hagibis, spare a thought for Italy. Ghiraldini was set for a 20min farewell cameo against NZ in the final rugby match of his 15yr career. He spent months rehabbing and broke down in tears when news of cancellation broke in training. Sombre mood in Toyota.
— Nik Simon (@Nik_Simon88) October 10, 2019
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Scotland ensured things stayed spicy in Pool A by massively boosting their points difference in a 61-0 win over Russia today. We speak to Scotland legend @ScottHastings13 about Scotland's chances and his nephew Adam's 26-point haul this morninghttps://t.co/3eJPiHGRzf pic.twitter.com/VQz16HwMMU
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Richie joined Eoin, Ken and Murph live from the Chocolate Factory last night to speak about his new book, "Recovering"
Richie tells the lads about why he decided to write the book and how it feels to put deeply personal stories out into the worldhttps://t.co/R8BDMijFWS pic.twitter.com/ryYbbVo3CR
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Ken meets Professor Emerita of Business Administration at Harvard Business School @shoshanazuboff to talk about her book, 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'
Tech companies have made millions from predicting people's behaviour – can they now control it?https://t.co/SzZqKKRFYd pic.twitter.com/4C0NsG179x
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