Podcast: Tadhg Beirne on signing for Munster, and how he ended up in Wales

And we also have ROG and Kev McLaughlin discussing the Leinster Munster rivalry.

Player welfare as weapon and the amazing world of Japanese toilet tech

ROG and the now-married Stephen Ferris talk player welfare in modern rugby, and I talk to Rob Penney about life in Japan and how he looks back on his time with Munster.

Retirement: planned, unplanned, and what comes next

The life of a professional sportsperson can come to a halt in various different ways. Only the very few have the luxury of a pre-announced retirement along with celebratory last season.

Some can own their decision to retire, both circumstance and timing, even if they weren’t 100% conscious at the time that their last game would be their last game.… Read more...

The 2017/18 Podcast Season

We're rolling nicely over at The Hard Yards. Here's what I've been up to on the pod so far this season.

Podcast: It’s the #ROGpod

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.

The ROG And Hooky Show – “for us that play the game nowadays”

Ronan O'Gara explains how rugby works "nowadays"

The Irish Out Halves

With Jonathan Sexton out it's time to have a look at the four Irish fly-halves looking to win the chance to start at Murrayfield.