‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 8: Champions Cup

Montpellier's Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo (C) is tackled by Leinster's Irish flanker Rhys Ruddock (R) and Leinster's Irish Noel Reid (bottom) during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union round 1 pool match between Leinster and Montpellier at the RDS Arena in Dublin, on October 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

The ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod returns, with our European edition of the the pod as we welcome the Champions Cup back with open arms!

Your hosts Andy and Paddy get out the red wine and cheeseboard, ready in honour of the French teams — there were some cracking games for us to discuss.

Big Story Roundup

Gatland’s law is no more! As Welsh rugby throw out the existing selection rules for the national team, like a burnt rarebit. Instead, it becomes ‘the Saga of rugby nations’ with only over 60’s allowed.

Champions Cup Recap

A truly fantastic return for the 2017/18 Champions Cup, with exciting games all over the shop.

  • Northampton got de ja vu against Saracens, who seem hellbent on single-handedly ruining their season

  • Ulster and Leinster stormed to victories on the Emerald Isle although we still adore the enormous Nemani Nadolo (see main picture). He is a Monster!
  • A Ryan Lamb led La Rochelle sent Quins to the slaughter, and Scarlets nearly left Toulon red faced

Future Fixtures and Predictions

Andy and Paddy did pretty well in their predictions this past week, and will look to repeat the feat as they look forward to Round 2 of the Champions Cup next week.

‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – the Juicy Extras

Tries of the week, hits of the week and Bin Juice!


Listen to last week’s show here.

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