20 Best UK Rugby Podcasts of 2021

May 16, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk rugby? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk rugby podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Rugby Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

By the Balls

  • Publisher: By The Balls
  • Total Episodes: 234

UK-based journalists John Davidson and Ross Heppenstall discuss the latest sports topics of the day and endeavour to give you the story behind the stories. Lots of opinion, insight and detail on the world of football, rugby league, rugby union and more.

Under The Sticks Rugby

  • Publisher: Under The Sticks Rugby
  • Total Episodes: 117

Under The Sticks is a podcast from the good folks from the #GuinnessPRO14 which will cover the game from right across the UK, Ireland, Italy & South Africa. With engaging hosts and exclusive interviews the podcast will aim to cover rugby right across the board from European, International and club rugby

The Kickabout With Johnny Vaughan

  • Publisher: Radio X
  • Total Episodes: 262

Join Johnny Vaughan and Gavin “The Woodman” Woods for an alternative build-up to the weekend’s sport, plus a look at off-the-ball news, quirky stories and, more often than not, bizarre impressions of Rugby League fans. The boys celebrate sporting superstars, interview athletes and most importantly shine a spotlight on grass roots warriors plying their trade on hungover sundays. Tune in to Radio X at 11am on Saturdays to hear the show – Radio X is available across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via www.radiox.co.uk

The Scottish Rugby Podcast

  • Publisher: The Scottish Rugby Blog
  • Total Episodes: 162

The podcast that takes a sideways look at Scottish rugby. Covering the best from the Scottish Rugby Blog and beyond (www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk) on an almost weekly basis. Contact [email protected]. Theme Music “Coyote” by Woodentooth (http://www.woodentooth.com). Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/scottishrugbyblog.

Grapevine Church Podcast

  • Publisher: Grapevine Church
  • Total Episodes: 313

Grapevine is a community of believers in Rugby UK. Our mission is to worship and love God wholeheartedly, love others and teach deeply as we wait for the return of Jesus. We hope you enjoy our podcasts and please feel free to visit us at grapevinechurch.org

The Big Wave Surfing Podcast

  • Publisher: Ian Simpson
  • Total Episodes: 23

Welcome to “The Big Wave Surfing Podcast “. Big wave surfing is a sport that has recently exploded in popularity recently and is a sport that has developed faster than any other sport in a given time frame. This is partly down to new technology and also the men and women who challenge riding these monsters. On this podcast, we will chat with some of the best big wave surfers in the world and delve deeply into what physical and mental aspects make these athletes so special. We will also talk with fellow team members that make this sport possible, such as jet ski drivers, safety crew ..etc. “Warning” – this is a dangerous sport – listen, learn and enjoy ! Host – Ian Simpson – Bio Ian Simpson is a surfer and high performance coach in both surfing and rugby. Ian was coach to the British Surfing Team at the World Contest. He also coached rugby at Premier Division level in Wales and as a Physical Education teacher received a “Winston Churchill Fellowship” for his research into elite coaching methods in surfing and rugby, carried out in Australia, UK and Japan.

The Left Wing

  • Publisher: The Left Wing
  • Total Episodes: 192

The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald has the best rugby analysis and exclusive interviews every week on Independent.ie. Former Ireland international Luke is joined by Independent.ie’s Will Slattery, as well as the biggest names in Irish rugby. Harnessing his in-depth knowledge from his playing days, Luke dissects how the provinces are performing week in, week out. And for all the international action, listen to the Left Wing for the best analysis and compelling chat about the Irish team.

The Ben Ryan Podcast

  • Publisher: Sport Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 12

Olympic Gold Medal winning coach, Ben Ryan, seeks out the world’s top performers and coaches to find out what makes them the best. From Footballers and Athletes to Special Forces soldiers and company CEO’s, Ben’s focus is on performance, what’s important, what isn’t and what really makes a difference. Ben is the most successful men’s rugby sevens coach in the world, winning Continental, World and Olympic titles and off the pitch has been working at the top end of international sport consulting. More at: http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Book – https://amzn.to/3qFjKtN Twitter – https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Instagram – https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit LinkedIn – https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv

Screw It, Just Do It

  • Publisher: Alex Chisnall
  • Total Episodes: 441

“Screw it, Just Do it” is the #1 rated, twice-weekly podcast in which Podpreneur Alex Chisnall chats with those individuals who have exhibited a ‘Screw It, Just Do It’ attitude to their lives. The risk-takers, the doers and the dreamers that have exhibited the perseverance and determination to do things their way. No matter what anyone else told them. The winners, and the losers. Past guests include LUSH founder Rowena Bird, Ted Baker Founder Ray Kelvin CBE, Innocent Founder Richard Reed, England & British Lions rugby star James Haskell, Dragons Den Star Piers Linney, Best- Selling authors like Mark Victor Hansen, Adam Kamani from the BOO HOO fashion empire, Apprentice TV Winner Carina Lepore, Udemy Co-founder Gagan Biyani, NOTHS Co-Founder Holly Tucker MBE, Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria, Grenade’s Alan Barratt & Huel’s Julian Hearn. They talk us through their successes and failures and offer actionable tips for those following in their footsteps. Alex then adds his weekly Saturday Solo Episode in which he gives his take on the guests he’s chatted to & the topics they covered. You get to take on board all of the learnings and none of the failure. Listen to “Screw it, Just Do it” by Alex Chisnall @alexchisnall from www.podpreneur.co.uk And if you’d like to learn how to create and launch your own successful podcast go to www.ultimatepodcastmastery.com

Super League Pod

  • Publisher: Super League Pod
  • Total Episodes: 72

UK based Rugby League fan podcast, covering all the news, games and results from the fans-eye-view.

Richard Parks: Antarctica

  • Publisher: Richard Parks Team Quest
  • Total Episodes: 12

A unique behind the scenes look into Richard Parks’ world-leading expedition to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole as fast as possible. Find out how a former international rugby player became a world leading extreme athlete and has brought a team of people together to create Team Quest; A collaborative project to use one of the most gruelling endeavours on the planet to mobilise a community to create learning opportunities in education and business. We hope this inspirational journey will help you find the motivation to embark on your own quest or adventure. Come and join the #teamquest community. http://www.richardparks.co.uk/

FYB Rugby Round Table

  • Publisher: Fill Your Boots
  • Total Episodes: 51

Welcome to our new panel series “FYB Rugby Round Table”.Over the coming weeks we will be discussing the biggest issues in grassroots Rugby in the UK with a different panel of players, coaches and volunteers each week.Tune in and get involved with the live panel filmed live for Facebook Live – Every Thursday at 1830. Watch – Facebook.com/fybrugbySUPPORT OUR SHOW – GET 10% OFF ANYTHING AT RUGBYSTORE.CO.UK BY USING OUR PROMO CODE FYBPOD AT CHECKOUT!SUPPORT OUR SHOW – https://supporter.acast.com/fyb-rugby-round-tableVisit our website – www.fybrugby.comLike us on Facebook- Facebook.com/fybrugbyFollow us on Twitter – @fyb_rugbyFollow us on Instagram- @fyb_rugbySupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/fyb-rugby-round-table. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rugby League United Podcast

  • Publisher: Rugby League Cares
  • Total Episodes: 8

The Rugby League United Podcast is a new podcast series from Rugby League Cares, the independent charity of Rugby League in the UK. Throughout the series we interview current and former Rugby League personalities who share their own personal challenges they have faced both during and after their playing career, the effects this has had on their mental fitness, and good coping mechanisms they put in place to stay mentally fit

Need For Feed

  • Publisher: Ethan Waller
  • Total Episodes: 17

Pro athletes have an interesting relationship with food. This series looks at current and ex-professional athletes who have decided to make food more than just a fuel. Sometimes a hobby, occasionally a business, every now and then a retirement plan, but ALWAYS a passion. Hosted by professional rugby player and pizza business owner Ethan Waller of the Worcester Warriors, we take a look into the deep, delicious crossover of sport and food. A Slice Slice Baby UK Ltd. production.

The Mirror Maul Six Nations Podcast

  • Publisher: Reach Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 16

Daily Mirror rugby union correspondent Alex Spink guides us through the Six Nations, talking to his colleagues from newspapers across the UK to get the full picture on the world’s greatest rugby tournament

Talking Rugby Union

  • Publisher: Talking Rugby Union
  • Total Episodes: 154

We are a specialist Rugby Union news and features website. We cover news from all aspects of rugby, from an International and domestic level, right the way through to Women’s rugby, sevens, local rugby, Universities and schools. http://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk

Dorking RFC

  • Publisher: Lee Nightingale
  • Total Episodes: 7

Dorking RFC is now DIGITAL and available as an audio or video podcast for not only it’s members, but for everyone. From fans all over the country AND world, to sponsors, players and spectators.Our aim is to talk all things Dorking RFC, Rugby in general and anything we feel will benefit the club as a whole.From team tactic updates, to training plans, from the amazing new building project to fundraising events. It’s all fair game.Our resident local hero Armand Roux will be my co-host… but wait…who am I? I am Lee Nightingale, a sponsor, a member, a fan. I’ll be hosting the show to make sure I ask all the right and difficult questions that you… the Dorking RFC family want to hear the answers to.If you have a question or topic you’d like us to discuss, or you’d like to come on the show to share your views, please contact [email protected] and [email protected] back, grab a beer (other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available), put on your ‘Cocks’ woolly hat and settle in for what promises to be an eventful show.

The Nutrition, Health and Performance Podcast

  • Publisher: PRP Supplements
  • Total Episodes: 23

The Nutrition, Health and Performance SUMMIT Podcast is hosted by Dr. Jamie Pugh of Liverpool John Moores University.For Research and Articles Or To View Our Supplement Range Go To… https://www.prpsupplements.co.uk/Over the course of this podcast series, we will see how Nutrition and Performance are managed at the highest level and how research is translated into meaningful practice.How do you make the best-informed decisions when it comes to the nutrition of some of the world’s best athletes?Our guest speakers that we will be having over the duration of the series give us an insight into their research, knowledge and experience in answering these questions.Our guest speakers that we will be having over the duration of the show have a wealth of experience from many different backgrounds including Premier league football, International rugby, golf, cycling, marathon running, boxing, tennis, and Olympic sports.Some of our guests will include:- Prof. Graeme Close- Heather Pearson- Phil Richards- Dr. Nigel Plummer

The Butt Hut Podcast

  • Publisher: The Butt Hut
  • Total Episodes: 10

The official Barkers’ Butts RFC Podcast, where hosts Chris Priest, George Adams and Luke Cheyne invite different guests into ‘The Butt Hut’ each week to talk about the club, rugby and anything else remotely interesting.

Only Balls & Horses

  • Publisher: Only Balls & Horses
  • Total Episodes: 27

Only Balls & Horses is a weekly sports betting podcast hosted by ITV Racing’s Oli Bell, Racing UK’s Tom Stanley and gambling guru Nick Goff. Each week the podcast focuses on football, horse racing and NFL as well as the major sporting events from golf to tennis, cricket to rugby and beyond. Tune in to hear our best (and worst) bets of the week and share in the main talking points from the world of sport. Tweet us your thoughts at @onlyballshorses. Happy punting!

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