The Champagne Rugby Pod

The Champagne Rugby Pod

Rugby doesn’t taste the same unless it’s Champagne Rugby! Comedian and commentator Tony Lyall hosts The Alternative Commentary Collective's weekly Champagne Rugby Pod along with a myriad of guests and will give you everything you need to know from the stands, on the field and in the commentary box when it comes to RUGBY! Brought to you by MAXRaft! The ACC - The Alternative Commentary Collective.

Episodes

June 19, 2024 52 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, the fellas go over the two Semi-Finals including the Chiefs Mana cementing their place in the Final with a win against the favourites the Hurricanes (2:16), then look forward to the Final this weekend between the Chiefs Mana & Blues at a sold-out Eden Park before an interview with special guest Brendon Leonard (23.55)!

Plus, the 'TAB ...

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James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, the fellas reveal the plans for the All Blacks this year as Razor has five selectors to make sure they get the job done (0:00), then review the one-sided Quarter Finals (14:35) before finally previewing the Semis ahead along with a massive hunch for the TAB (34:14)...

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June 5, 2024 44 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, the guys review the final round of Super Rugby, discuss the impending issue of the team count in the competition and why a new format is desperately needed... 

Plus, their 'Hunch Of The Week' thanks to the TAB!

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May 28, 2024 42 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod.

In this episode, Auckland Council may have selected its two preferred stadium options and ones on top of a train station (0:00), the fellas wrap the Weekend That Was including an apology for their passionate words during a commentary (14:53) then look ahead to the weekend as Super Rugby braces itself for the Quarter-Finals (27:26)

Plus, the 'TAB Good...

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May 22, 2024 40 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, the guys let their true feelings come out about Beauden possibly returning to the Blues this season (0:00) before asking the tough question, should 'Run It Straight' be allowed back in schools?

Then the fellas wrap the weekend (17:31) before previewing the upcoming weekend with two blockbuster games ahead (30:46)!

Plus, the 'TAB Good P...

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May 14, 2024 44 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

On this week's episode, the fellas farewell All Blacks Captain Sam Cane (11:50) then review the big games of the round as the Landers finally get one over the Crusaders (25:17) and finish up by contemplating if more afternoon games are needed to save the game (37:01)...

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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May 7, 2024 29 mins

James McOnie joins ACC Head G Lane for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this week's episode, the guys attack the big issues asking why there are so many blowouts (0:00), wrap up the weekend that was as the Crusaders go down again (7:14) and round it off with some advice for David Havili (28:01)...

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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May 1, 2024 52 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this week's episode, the fellas discuss all the hype around the new vintage jerseys in Super Rugby (0:00), how incredible the Blues & Reds game was featuring a Caleb Clarkedashion winning play (18:01) and a wrap of all the other games of the weekend.

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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April 23, 2024 44 mins

Tony Lyall joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this week's episode, the fellas discuss if this is complete rock bottom for the Crusaders and their fans (0:00), what the Hurricanes should do to avoid any more injuries ahead of the playoffs (14:35) and why don't we see any more All Blacks in headgear? (17:15)

Then, Tony goes deep into how to fix the Highlanders...  (23:20)

Plus, the 'TAB Good ...

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April 16, 2024 48 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this week's episode, the fellas give an insight into what Jordie Barrett can expect after signing for Leinster (0:00), TJ Perenara joins Julian Savea as the joint top scorer of Super Rugby (19:31) and the top issues of the week are addressed in 'The Front Row' (37:29).

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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April 9, 2024 41 mins

Jame McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this week's episode, the fellas discuss the best rugby atmosphere they've experienced, how Caleb Clarke doesn't like his nickname bestowed upon him and wrap up the weekend that was!

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

 

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James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, “Captain Caveman” Sam Whitelock calls an end to his rugby career as he realises the South of France is more enjoyable, is Pa Bear Hansen an undercover singer and the ‘Tight Five’ goes over all the big moments of the weekend!

Plus, the ‘TAB Good Punt’.

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March 26, 2024 58 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, what it's like to play in a Speedway, the Drua beat the Waratahs in Overtime and all the tough questions of Super Rugby Pacific are answered in The Tight Five!

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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March 19, 2024 49 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, the Crusaders are now 0-4 but surely it can't get any worse, is it too early to name any AB bolters and what's with all the missed forward passes this Super Rugby season?

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

 

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March 12, 2024 56 mins

James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, a wrap of the latest round of Super Rugby Pacific featuring another upset as the Crusaders were beaten by the mighty Fijian Drua, then all the big questions are answered in the 'Tight 5'.

Plus, they look ahead to this weekend with a preview of the big games!

Finally, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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March 5, 2024 51 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod!

In this episode, a wrap of the Super Weekend with a surprising upset as the Crusaders were beaten by the Waratahs (0:00), then all the big questions of the round are answered in the 'Tight 5' (28:05).

Plus, they look ahead to this weekend with a preview of the big games!

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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February 27, 2024 51 mins

In this week’s episode, James McOnie joins Tony Lyall to review the opening round of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific on The Champagne Rugby Pod!

From the terrible haircuts popping up all over the competition to commentator slip-ups thanks to Jeff Wilson...

Also, a special interview with All Black, Crusader & Great NZer Braydon Ennor with an EXCLUSIVE scoop on his return to code!

Plus, the 'TAB Game Day Good Pu...

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February 20, 2024 50 mins

The Champagne Rugby Pod is back for 2024!

In this week's episode, James McOnie joins Tony Lyall to preview the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season as only the Champagne Rugby Pod can...

From Jabba The Hutt with Cum Gutters, to Bruce Springsteen, to Jason Gunn and the aggressive feedback to the ACC's commentary debut on the NZR+ app...

Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.

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November 1, 2023 16 mins

A final RWC 2023 update from James McOnie live from Paris/London including what he thinks comes next for the All Blacks and the world of rugby...

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Manaia Stewart joins Tony Lyall for the final episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod for 2023!

In this episode, with the mass exodus ahead the fellas discuss who's left in the All Blacks, why don't we replace cards with bear spray and the Eddie Jones nightmare is finally over for Australia!

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