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The Up & Under Podcast

The Up & Under Podcast

By RugbyLAD
RugbyLAD presents the Up & Under Podcast – a brand new show featuring some of the very best guests rugby has to offer. Hosted by Jason Hennessy
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Episode 22 – Jamie Heaslip's Ireland Report Card
Episode 22 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are back! | The lads look back on Round 2 of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. | Another defeat for Ireland as France get the win in Dublin. | What next for Irish Rugby? | Is it all doom and gloom or is there light at the end of the tunnel? | Scotland do a Scotland. | Plus much more! | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
50:29
February 18, 2021
Episode 21 – Ronan O'Gara & Jamie Heaslip
Episode 21 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are back! | The lads look back on the opening round of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations | The big talking points including THAT red card and THAT missed kick | The positives Ireland can take from their defeat to Wales | A look ahead to Ireland vs France in Dublin this weekend | Ronan O'Gara breaks down Billy Burns' missed kick with fascinating detail | He also takes a close look at O'Mahony's red card and what the future holds for back-rows at the breakdown | Plus much more! | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
55:16
February 10, 2021
Episode 20 – Owen Farrell, Jamie Heaslip, Johnny Sexton, Andy Farrell & Stuart Hogg
Episode 20 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are back! | The lads look back on Leinster for Munster as Jamie takes him time picking out a special jersey for Jason! | A look at the Irish squad for the Six Nations and the players who have been impressing | Jamie names his starting Ireland XV for the Wales game | Owen Farrell on the Six Nations during a Lions year | Johnny Sexton on Craig Casey's inclusion | Andy Farrell on how the Paul O'Connell appointment came about | Stuart Hogg on Eddie O'Sullivan's infamous “deluded Scots” comments | Plus much more! | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
43:52
January 28, 2021
Episode 19 – A very Munster Christmas with a sprinkle of Leinster, Ulster & Connacht
Episode 19 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on another brilliant round of action in the Champions Cup | Are Munster now serious contenders following their heroic win against Clermont? | Leinster fail to impress but still relatively untested | The hype machine and Ulster Rugby| Are Connacht Champions Cup standard? | The Christmas Inter-pros | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
36:15
December 23, 2020
Episode 18 – Jamie Heaslip, Robbie Henshaw & Ireland boss Andy Farrell
Episode 18 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the opening round of the Champions Cup and look ahead to Round 2 | Robbie Henshaw on a big win for Leinster in France and going straight back into Europe from the internationals | Andy Farrell's thoughts on the Rugby World Cup 2023 draw | Can Ireland finally make a semi-final?| Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
55:58
December 15, 2020
Episode 17 – Ireland's first year under Andy Farrell, the “deluded” Scots and the art of contract negotiations.
Episode 17 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the final round of the Autumn Nations Cup | How do we rate Andy Farrell's first year in charge of Ireland? | Eddie and the “deluded” Scots. | Johnny Sexton vs the media. | The return of the Champions Cup. | Jamie gives us an insight into the art of contract negotiations for players. | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
57:50
December 9, 2020
Episode 16 – Daniel Leo, Jamie Heaslip, Oceans Apart & trying to pick apart Ireland vs Georgia
Episode 16 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are joined by former Samoa international Daniel Leo to chat about his new film Oceans Apart – Greed, Betrayal & Pacific Island Rugby. | Dan chats to us about the eye-opening documentary that explores a side of rugby that seriously needs to be addressed | The hardships that Pacific Island players have to endure and the power of Tier One nations. | Who the two most powerful unions are in World Rugby. | Jason and Jamie try to pick apart the Ireland vs Georgia game. | Is Andy Farrell's job at stake this weekend against Scotland? | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
55:35
December 1, 2020
Episode 15 – Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip & Yet Another Defeat To England
Episode 15 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are joined by the legendary Rob Kearney to chat all things rugby and beyond. | Another disappointing defeat for Ireland at the hands of old rivals England | What next for Irish Rugby and who does Rob Kearney think should be Ireland's new fullback. | Jamie and Rob reminisce about some of their best sessions back in the day. | How Rob's move to Australia came about and why he's terrified. | That famous 2009 British and Irish Lions 2nd Test || Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
51:60
November 24, 2020
Episode 14 – Ugo Monye, Jamie Heaslip & The Small Matter of England vs Ireland
Episode 14 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are joined by the one and only Ugo Monye to chat all things rugby. | A good win for Ireland but have they improved or were Wales just that bad? | The big selection decisions Andy Farrell has to make. | Are England afraid of Ireland at all? | Back-row headaches for both nations. | The secret to beating England? | Why winning shouldn't be Ireland's number one priority this weekend | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:01:45
November 17, 2020
Episode 13 – Seán O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip & Garry Ringrose
Episode 13 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are joined on the show by the one and only Seán O'Brien following the launch of his new book 'Fuel' | The lads look at the current state of Irish rugby and chat about the differences O'Brien has found in playing Premiership Rugby | Seánie also names his starting Irish seven going forward and tells us about that 'bit of mad' in Irish people that needs to come out of the Ireland lads in big games. | The two lads answer your fan questions including the best back-row they've ever come up against and their biggest career regrets. | Garry Ringrose also chats to us about his jaw injury, when he'll be back and his British and Irish Lions ambitions. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
51:35
November 10, 2020
Episode 12 – CJ Stander, Jamie Heaslip & A Night To Forget In Paris
Episode 12 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip are back to look back on the final round of the 2020 Six Nations | A forgettable night in Paris as Ireland suffer defeat at the hands of France | The stats that paint a different picture | Selection decisions going forward | The Autumn Nations Cup | Problems in the back-three | CJ Stander on arriving in Ireland with no English, that 12 Pubs of Christmas trip to Cork and how he is so consistent in his performances | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:03:50
November 3, 2020
Episode 11 – Warren Gatland, Jamie Heaslip & Johnny Sexton
Episode 11 has arrived! | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the PRO14 action over the weekend and the return of the Six Nations with Ireland getting maximum points against Italy | We look forward to this weekend's Six Nations decider between Ireland and France as the men in green go in search of another Paris miracle | Johnny Sexton on that famous day in Paris, what Ireland need to improve on and Cian Healy the centurion | British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland on how their preparations are going, what it's like to tour South Africa and the ongoing battle with Premiership Rugby regarding English players being released | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:01:56
October 28, 2020
Episode 10 – Brian O'Driscoll, Jamie Heaslip & Martin Castrogiovanni
Episode 10 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the European finals and look ahead to the return of the Six Nations this weekend | They both have a go at picking their Ireland XVs | Brian O'Driscoll on the evolution of Ireland's game, Conor Murray's passing, heads-up rugby and the best centre he's ever faced | Martin Castrogiovanni on the politics of rugby, taxing the bullsh*t and Conor O'Shea's time with Italy | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:08:13
October 21, 2020
Episode 9 – Gordon D'Arcy, Jamie Heaslip & Caelan Doris
Episode 9 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the Irish provinces in the PRO14 over the weekend and look forward to the European finals | Another late win for Munster as Leinster and Ulster join them in retaining a 100% record so far this season | Gordon D'Arcy on who should start in midfield for Ireland and the two best centres he's ever faced | Caelan Doris on the number eight he has looked to model his game on and what rugby must do to become a truly global sport | Dissecting Andy Farrell's 35-man Ireland squad for the Six Nations | Joe Schmidt's new World Rugby role and the magic of the Bledisloe Cup | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:15:18
October 13, 2020
Episode 8 – Eddie Jones, Jamie Heaslip, Ronan Kelleher & Felipe Contepomi
Episode 8 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the Irish provinces in the PRO14 over the weekend and look forward to the next round | Munster's last-minute heroics, a tough game for Ulster, the Bundee Aki show and business as usual for Leinster | Felipe Contepomi on Johnny Sexton's injury, the tighthead situation with Porter/Furlong and if the PRO14 is adequate preparation | Ronan Kelleher on his Ireland ambitions and finally playing an away game | The absolutely crazy fiasco with Sale Sharks in the English Premiership | Eddie Jones on rugby's financial problems, Manu Tuilagi's injury and adapting to the new breakdown interpretations | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:06:41
October 6, 2020
Episode 7 – Tadhg Beirne, Jamie Heaslip, Stuart Lancaster & Johann van Graan
Episode 7 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back at the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals and ahead to this weekend's final | Monday Night Rugby | Stormers, Bulls, Lions and Sharks on their way to a new PRO16? | Tadhg Beirne on what Munster must do to improve on last season and returning to Thomond Park | Stuart Lancaster on the English vs Irish teams power game debate | Johann van Graan on Joey Carbery and Munster's goals for this season | And much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
45:26
September 30, 2020
Episode 6 – BJ Botha, Jamie Heaslip, The Cheslin Kolbe Fan Club & What Rugby Needs To Survive
Episode 6 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip discuss Leinster's defeat to Saracens and why there's no need to push the panic button | Jacob Stockdale's defence and the magic of Cheslin Kolbe | BJ Botha on his new coaching role, his plans for the future and how Munster and Ulster are feeling after a disappointing few weeks | Rugby's financial woes and what the game needs to do to survive | Rugby vs the Media | And much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:02:28
September 23, 2020
Episode 5 – Iain Henderson, Jamie Heaslip, Robin McBryde, Dan McFarland & Hugo Keenan
Episode 5 has arrived | Jason and Jamie look back on the PRO14 final and look ahead to this weekend's Champions Cup quarter-final | The lads also have a go at picking their current Ireland XVs with some huge decisions to make | Iain Henderson on getting back to fitness when Ulster need him and the challenge Toulouse will pose this weekend  | Robin McBryde on1 Leinster's problems in the lineout and how much better they will need to be against Saracens | Hugo Keenan on what Leinster still need to prove | Dan McFarland on parking the bus and how difficult it can be to get over a big defeat | And lots more | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:17:03
September 16, 2020
Episode 4 – Ian Madigan, Jamie Heaslip, Dan McFarland, Andrew Porter & Felipe Contepomi
Episode 4 has arrived | Jason sits down with Jamie Heaslip to look back on the weekend's action and ahead to the PRO14 final this weekend between Leinster. | Ian Madigan chats to us about those two incredible match-winning kicks | Dan McFarland on facing unbeaten Leinster this weekend | Felipe Contepomi on reaching yet another final | Andrew Porter on a bizarre route to the final | And lots more | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
56:06
September 9, 2020
Episode 3 – Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip, Damian de Allende, Caelan Doris, Graham Rowntree & Stuart Lancaster
Episode 3 has arrived | Jason sits down with Stephen Ferris & Jamie Heaslip to look back on the weekend's action and ahead to the PRO14 semi-finals and the Champions Cup quarter-finals | Damian de Allende discusses his first couple of games with Munster and how he came to Limerick to win | Caelan Doris chats about the incredible competition in the back-row for Ireland | Graham Rowntree on this weekend's game and how the Munster lads are battle-ready | Stuart Lancaster on the threat that Munster will pose this weekend and the 5-day turnaround for their opponents | And lots more | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
52:03
September 2, 2020
Episode 2 – Jamie Heaslip, Irish Rugby is back, Bundee Aki & his Weetabix, RG Snyman's Injury, Joe Schmidt's future, Rabbit holes & sabbaticals, the Leinster academy and more.
Episode 2 has arrived! | Jamie Heaslip and Jason sit down to chat about an incredible return to action for Irish Rugby with two cracking inter-pros. | Bundee Aki and his Weetabix |  RG Snyman's injury & whether or not his lifters let him down | Sexton rolling back the years | How good a partnership Farrell & de Allende could be | Ireland's issues at fullback | Joe Schmidt returning to rugby | Leinster's academy system | Connacht's performance against Ulster | Jamie's south of France offer | How things are shaping up for this weekend | Sabbaticals | Rabbit holes | And lots more | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
53:53
August 26, 2020
Episode 1 – Jamie Heaslip, Ronan O'Gara, Isa Nacewa, Peter O'Mahony, Chris Farrell & Johann van Graan
Episode 1 is finally here and it's a Leinster vs Munster special! – Jamie Heaslip chats about this weekend's game and how he remembers guys in the Leinster dressing room selling tickets to Munster fans for the Heineken Cup semi-final back in 2006! – Isa Nacewa on his most memorable Leinster vs Munster moment and the man he thinks could be a future All Blacks coach. – Ronan O'Gara on what he looks for in a good 12 and who's more important for Munster – Snyman or De Allende? –  Johann van Graan, Peter O'Mahony and Chris Farrell look ahead to what promises to be an absolute cracker at the Aviva Stadium.  Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com
01:00:57
August 19, 2020
The Up & Under Podcast – Trailer
Coming soon. The Up and Under Podcast. A show brought to you by the team behind RugbyLAD that will feature some of the best guests the game has to offer, exploring a wide range of topics. Stay tuned for episode one in the coming weeks.
01:31
August 6, 2020