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!

Ep. 10: Embarrassin’ Saracens and Unbelievable Ulster

The one week we took off from the pod happened to be full to the brim of controversy, drama and – easily forgotten in the midst of it all – some really high-quality rugby!

As always, we break it down for you, this week looking at Ulster’s brilliant showing in Edinburgh, how Wasps broke down Exeter in Devon, and how good Gloucester look with Cipriani at the helm.

But, most excitingly of all, we look ahead to the weekend’s Heineken Cup fixtures, which prove to be a pair of crackers.

Enjoy!

Ep. 9: Dropped Balls, Diving, and Dangerous Tackles – A Heineken Cup Bonanza

In this week’s podcast, Paddy, Connor, James, and Chris pick apart the weekend’s bonanza of Heineken Cup rugby! We bring you in-depth tactical reviews of each match, discussion of Tadhg Beirne’s bad behaviour, That Dropped Ball from Jacob Stockdale, Owen Farrell’s Saracens absence and much, much more!

Analysis: Joey Carbery’s Play Shows the Benefits of a Creative Full-Back

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In the wake of Ireland’s disappointing defeat to Wales midway through the recent Six Nations championship, much was written about Ireland’s over-reliance on Johnny Sexton as the side’s sole playmaker. When Sexton was on the field, the opinion pieces went, they were too reliant upon him; when he was off it, the side looked lost for ideas.

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