One dinosaur’s brush with extinction, before being saved by Mesut Ozil, starts today’s show – as we salute the German’s beautiful gesture towards Gunnersaurus Rex, while pondering the motivations behind the move to pay football’s most popular mascot for as long as Ozil remains at the club.

James Haskell is a Grand Slam winner, a European Cup winner, has played under Michael Cheika, Stuart Lancaster, Andy Farrell, Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones AND he was on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Today he details some of the flaws and strengths of the coaches that are relevant to Irish rugby’s present and future and why Eddie Jones is the best coach he’s worked under. We also discuss his nascent MMA career, how backward rugby is about sports psychology, English rugby’s many many meltdowns, and why he is jealous of the Celts’ ability to harness hate.

Plus there’s perhaps four too many Jurassic Park references, a Covid outbreak in the FAI, Jon Bon Jovi and marauding gangs of Orangemen on the northside of Dublin.

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