Ronan O'Gara makes his debut on the pod: "Sharing" his washbag with Donncha O'Callaghan for a decade, a look ahead to Ireland vs England, and how the Stade/Racing merger announcement impacted the market for rugby players in Europe.
And petting puppies. And Lions. And Horses. This is the list of things that Kevin McLaughlin, Donncha O'Callaghan and I talk about in order to get away from Ireland's defeat in Wales.
Paddy Wallace and Ireland's Grand Slam game in 2009. Irish Legends, England Legends. And Jerry Flannery and Victor Costello.
Mike McCarthy and Johnny O'Connor talk friendship, penguins. Rugby gets a mention. There are loud noises.
It's episode three of The Hard Yards, featuring Mike Ross, Chris Farrell and Donncha O'Callaghan
A new design of stud has been deemed legal in rugby union. It's the Smart Power Profiler, and it's a strange one.
I didn't know this was going to be a love-fest. But then the lads started talking about Jamie Heaslip. Things got weird.
A little something for the Irish Times looking at the stats from the first three weeks of games since the new high tackle guidelines came in...
Does the biggest analytics-fest of them all need to sharpen its claws?