WELCOME TO THE RUGBEE BUZZ
Welcome to The Rugbee Buzz, our brand-new podcast.
As well as our live events, you can now enjoy some online rugby chat as Mark chats to rugby stars past and present about matches that they played in or were involved in that remain highlights for them.
Series 1 Episode 1 - Andy Deacon:
Mark chats to former Gloucester Rugby legend about his favourite game - The Powergen Cup Final 2003 when Gloucester defeated Northampton Saints
Series 1 Episode 2 - Craig Chalmers:
Mark chats to former Scotland & British Lions fly half about the day he made his international debut against Wales at Murrayfield in 1989.
Series 1 Episode 3 - Pete Glanville:
Mark chats to former Gloucester back row forward about the Gloucester Vs Northern Transvaal game in 1995 at a very wet and muddy Kingsholm.
Series 1 Episode 4 - Andy Jarrett from Egg Chasers:
Mark chats to Andy Jarrett, the founding member of charity vets rugby side Eggchasers. Andy chats about what inspired him to set the side up, his passion for raising money to try to beat MND after his great friend Mike Crisp was diagnosed, the wonderful support of local players and sponsors, the exciting plans for the future and his dream game!
Series 1 Episode 5 - Charlie Sharples:
Mark chats to current Gloucester star, Charlie Sharples about his favourite game - the 2012 Heineken Cup clash between Gloucester & Toulouse. Charlie talks about his thoughts on the season just gone, the new coaching team and playing again with his good mate Jonny May. He recalls just how special the game was and why and we chat about some of the mazing tries that were scored that night. He also opens up about the challenges that face sportsmen as they near the end of their careers and what he's done to prepare for when that day comes.
Series 1 Episode 6 - Nick Wood:
Mark chats to former Gloucester star Nick Wood about his favourite game, a rare victory for Gloucester at The Rec in Bath in 2012. He also tells us more about what his role as Head of Rugby at Radley College entails, how his passion for refereeing keeps him close to the game he loves and how the support structure for professional players needs to be improved especially in these difficult times
Series 1 Episode 7 - James Hook:
Mark chats to former Wales & British Lions star James Hook about not one but two of his favourite games the 2007 and 2008 6N victories against England. He also tells us more about his new coaching roles, his thoughts on the current Wales squad ahead of the Autumn Cup and how he became a best-selling children’s author.
Series 1 Episode 8 - Alex King:
Mark chats to Gloucester attack coach Alex King about his favourite game, the epic 2004 Heineken Cup Final between Wasps and Toulouse. He also gives us an update on how preparations are going at Gloucester for the new season and looks back on his coaching career highlights.
Series 2 Episode 1 - James Horwill:
Mark chats to the Australian and Harlequins legend, James Horwill. The former Wallaby Captain chats about his favourite game, the 2011 Super Rugby Final between Queensland Reds and The Crusaders at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. We learn about the emotional build up both sides had and why the victory meant so much to the whole team. He also chats about the forthcoming Lions tour, his time at Cambridge University and an appearance in The Varsity Match as well as discussing the challenges of playing in the Premiership and Harlequins post Paul Gustard.
Series 2 Episode 2 - Richard Hibbard:
Mark chats to Wales & Lions star Richard Hibbard about his favourite game, the 2013 Six Nations clash between Wales & England at the Millennium Stadium. He talks about how much he’s enjoying playing for Dean Ryan at the Dragons, the prospects for the current Six Nations and the Lions tour. He also tells us what it’s like to run his café in Port Talbot and what Alun Wyn Jones is really like.
Series 2 Episode 3 - Jon Callard:
Former Bath & England full back Jon Callard chats about his favourite game, his first Cup Final at Twickenham in 1990 when Bath took on West Country rivals Gloucester. He also chats about where England and Bath sit right now and about his passion for player development that he carries through in his business JC16
Series 2 Episode 4 - Stuart Davies:
Former Swansea & Wales No8, Stuart Davies relives that magical day when the All Whites created history by beating the World Champions Australia at St Helens. He talks about how the victory was born, about Wales current Six Nations chances and what it’s like to be at the centre of the board room in regional rugby.
Series 2 Episode 5 - Nick Evans:
Former Harlequins and All Black outside half Nick Evans chats about his favourite game the 2008 Heineken Cup clash between Harlequins & Stade Francais at The Stoop. He also talks about how things are at Harlequins and the recent Six Nations.
Series 2 Episode 6 - Kelly Brown:
Former Saracens and Scotland star Kelly Brown chats about his favourite game the 2011 Premiership Final between Saracens and Leicester Tigers. He also talks about the current set up at Saracens where he has recently returned to the coaching staff, the resurgence of Scotland and stammering.
Series 2 Episode 7 - Phil Davies:
Former Wales star and now successful coach Phil Davies chats about his favourite game from his coaching career, the 2013 Heineken Cup clash between Cardiff Blues and Toulon. He also talks about the current challenges at Leeds Tykes, the difficulties with Welsh Regional rugby, his time with Namibia and also opens up about the importance of dealing with mental health issues.
Series 2 Episode 8 - Olivier Azam:
Gloucester legend Olivier Azam chats about his Gloucester career, what the club means to him, French rugby and gives us the latest on the challenges in his latest role at Montpellier.