It's been another sensational few days for the pod. Ashy won his fourth Premiership title at the weekend and now Danny is on his way to Australia with England. Ugo and Sara chat to Eddie Jones about why he's brought Danny back into the fold along with Billy Vunipola. They also quiz the England boss on his midfield selections and that humbling defeat to the Barbarians. We then hear about Ashy’s two-day title celebrations with his Leicester team-mates. We find out what state the Premiership trophy is in, and why Freddie Steward nearly ended up in the River Thames.
Chris is joined by Tom Wood and Paul Grayson for reaction to Leicester's first Premiership title since 2013. Hear from a "knackered" Chris Ashton after Freddie Burns' last minute drop-goal sealed victory at Twickenham. Plus, there's more high tackle debate and an interview with Saracens and England hooker Jamie George.
Bonus Pod: Phil Bennett Tribute
Chris Jones is joined by Gareth Rhys Owen and special guests to pay tribute to Wales and Lions legend Phil Bennett. Jonathan Davies reveals how Bennett got his career off the ground and why he was such an inspiration to so many Welsh youngsters. Scarlets hooker Ken Owens also pays tribute, and you'll hear an archive interview with Bennett on why a game with Llanelli was the pick of his illustrious career. And former BBC commentator and Scotland fly-half Ian Robertson shares his memories of facing Bennett on the rugby pitch.
Semi-finals weekend and Danny's England recall
Ugo and Chris round up an eventful weekend both on and off the pitch. Danny is back in England camp after being recalled by Eddie Jones and could make his first international appearance since 2018. They also discuss Saracens' victory over Harlequins in a feisty semi-final and debate whether the framework for high tackles is actually working. Leicester are back in the Premiership final and we have an all-South African URC final after Leinster were humbled by the Bulls and a last minute conversion saw the Stormers break Ulster hearts.
Rivalries, awards and the Cirque du Soleil
It's Premiership awards night and Chris and Ugo chat to some of the main protagonists involved in this weekend's semi-finals. The league's top try scorer Max Malins talks about the rivalry between Saracens and Harlequins and last year's semi-final heartbreak with Bristol. Northampton's Chris Boyd stops by for a chat about their showdown with Leicester. He gives a fascinating insight into coaching and tells us what he learnt from spending time with the Cirque du Soleil. Plus, Leicester fly-half George Ford talks about their resurgence under Steve Borthwick and his move to Sale next season.