Ep. 13: So How Did Saracens Beat Leinster? Heineken Cup Breakdown and Pro14 Semi-Final Previews

If you’re after an in-depth analysis of just where Saturday’s Heineken Cup final was won, look no further than this week’s podcast! With Chris (somewhat annoyingly) spot-on with his predictions, we look at exactly how Saracens broke Leinster down, compare the styles of both plays, and have a good few debates about rucks along the way. We then turn to the business end of the Pro14 season, and predict exactly which way those crucial matches will turn.

Ep. 12: Cup Finals, Controversies, and a Little Bit of Marcell Coetzee

After a week off, spent watching a fairly drab Ulster match at Ravenhill (or, in Paddy’s case, queueing at the donut stand), we’re back with this week with a spicy new episode!

As the Israel Folau saga rolls on and London Irish sign Paddy Jackson, we’ve plenty of contentious issues to debate, as well as a look ahead to the approaching Heineken Cup final.

Add this to our usual review of the weekend’s fixtures, and hopefully there isn’t a dull moment!

Ep. 11: An Easter Special – Saracens Rise to See off Munster and Sexton Is Born Again

This week’s episode of the Heads Up Rugby Podcast is all about that cracking weekend of Heineken Cup semis! We look in detail at each match and pick apart how it was won: how did Saracens manage to outclass Munster? Are Leinster back to their best? How are things looking ahead of the final? We also discuss the problem of the modern breakdown and how it ought to be solved, as well as how the complex Billy Vunipola issue should’ve been handled. It’s all there, with so much more, so give us a listen!

Analysis: How Scotland Outsmarted the All Blacks in the Opening Quarter at Murrayfield

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The last few seasons have seen a number of false dawns for this Scotland side. Despite a really energetic and talented squad, “This may well be Scotland’s year” is now something we seem to say and hear on an annual basis; we should probably be wary, then, of suggesting that their recent performance against the All Blacks could prove a real turning point for them.

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