House of Rugby

House of Rugby
James Haskell, Mike Tindall and Alex Payne break down the week in rugby union.

The one about Saracens & celebrations
May 14 • 70 min
Alex, James and Mike talk about why Saracens won the European Cup, Eddie Jones’ sneaker collection, Alex Goode’s big nights out and the Royal WhatsApp groups
The one where Haskell retires
May 7 • 56 min
James announces his retirement from the game through injury. He talks heartache, parents, best moments, regrets and future plans.
The one about the rise of women’s rugby
Apr 30 • 78 min
Alex and James are joined by Harlequins Ladies captain and World Cup winner Rachael Burford to talk about Rachael’s career and the rise of the women’s game, while Hask hijacks the Perfect Pour.
The one where Joe Marler came back
Apr 23 • 72 min
Alex and Mike are joined by Harlequins prop Joe Marler to talk rugby summers, the best players they’ve ever played with, six-a-side teams, and what Joe would do if he ever saw Billy Vunipola outside of a popular high street coffee shop
The one about Israel Folau
Apr 16 • 79 min
Alex and James are joined by commentator Nick Heath to talk about Israel Folau’s comments on homosexuality, Billy Vunipola’s warning and tolerance in rugby
The one that Vernon Kay presented
Apr 9 • 74 min
James and Mike are joined by guest presenter Vernon Kay to discuss player hygiene, 4G pitches, Christian Wade in the NFL and the biggest social hand grenades
The one with the journalist
Apr 2 • 79 min
Alex and Mike are joined by the Daily Mirror’s rugby correspondent, Alex Spink, to talk about the relationship between players and press, Danny Cipriani and the future of Eddie Jones
The one where Ben Ryan was asked about the England job
Mar 26 • 84 min
Alex and James are joined by the former Fiji coach Ben Ryan to talk breakdowns, skill players, mentality and whether he’d want to take over from Eddie Jones
The one where Richard Madeley turned up
Mar 19 • 72 min
Alex, James and Mike are joined by James’ father in law to discuss the six nations, Alun Wyn Jones, and what it’s like to have a Haskell in the family
The one where Haskell’s best mate showed up
Mar 12 • 76 min
Alex and James are joined by the former Wasps, Northampton and Gloucester prop, Paul Doran-Jones to talk pizza, sex tapes, chemistry and fatherhood
The one where we had royalty
Mar 4 • 69 min
Alex and Mike are joined by Mike’s wife Zara to talk a life in sport, world cups, Olympics, retirement and who’s the biggest rugby nause
The one where we actually talk about rugby
Feb 26 • 64 min
Alex, James and Mike come to terms with Wales’ victory over England, come up with some snappy ideas for House of Rugby merch, and solve the Brexit crisis with a politicians XV
The one where Joe Marler turned up
Feb 19 • 65 min
Alex and James are joined by Harlequins prop Joe Marler to talk retirement, England, bits, fights and Samson Lee
The one where Haskell was in a strop
Feb 11 • 67 min
Alex, James and Mike talk Eddie Jones’s mind games, Warren Gatland’s massages and ponder what position Julia Roberts would play in a Hollywood 15
The one where Tinds rubs it in over Ireland
Feb 5 • 71 min
Alex, James and Mike discuss England’s six nations win, Kyle Sinckler’s wind-up, Johnny May’s singing and why beating Scotland means more than anything. Oh, and there’s a vintage TV XV
BONUS: Women’s Six Nations preview
Jan 31 • 31 min
Alex is joined by former England international Maggie Alphonsi, and former Ireland stars Jenny Murphy and Fiona Coghlan to discuss the Women’s Six Nations.
The one we did live from the Aviva
Jan 29 • 67 min
Alex is joined by Mike Tindall, Shane Williams, Simon Zebo, Rory Lawson and a studio audience for the Guinness Six Nations preview at the Aviva Stadium
The one where Tindall’s nemesis turns up
Jan 22 • 69 min
Alex, James and Mike talk Owen Farrell, Jack Nowell at seven and Mike’s amateur-game-nemesis pops by to surprise him
The one where Mrs. Haskell shows up
Jan 15 • 69 min
Alex, James and Mike are joined by Chloe Haskell to talk about what it’s like to be married to Hask, the good times, the bad times, injuries, depression and everything else in between
The one where Ben Ryan came back
Jan 8 • 63 min
Alex and James welcome back Olympic champion Ben Ryan and talk Jerry Tuwai’s boots, cyclones and how many eggs a chicken lays in a year
The one where James Haskell forgets to turn up
Jan 2 • 63 min
Alex, Nick Easter and Rob Vickerman talk Steve Diamond, South African rugby and a guide called Jackson
Christmas with the Queen, Richard & Judy and rugby festive duties
Dec 26, 2018 • 54 min
Alex, James and Mike discuss Christmas at the Palace, festivities at Richard and Judy’s house and hand out their 2018 Awards. And make sure you stay till the very end!
Leicester’s decline, English woe in Europe and mental health in rugby
Dec 18, 2018 • 66 min
Alex, Mike and Rob discuss the failings of English clubs in the Champions Cup, examine Leicester’s decline and look at mental health in rugby
The remarkable story of how Ben Ryan led Fiji to Olympic glory
Dec 11, 2018 • 62 min
Alex and James talk to Ben Ryan about Fiji, with doctors, Olympic gold and the pain au chocolate breakfast
Burgess, BaaBaas, big nights and bodies
Dec 4, 2018 • 66 min
Alex, James and Mike talk about texts with Sam Burgess, nights out with the Barbarians, relegation from the Premiership and big bodies. Plus James shows his terrible Harry Potter knowledge
Andrew Trimble special: Joe Schmidt, Sam Burgess, dressing-room fights and Tindall’s Irish reckoning
Nov 27, 2018 • 64 min
Alex is joined by Mike Tindall and Andrew Trimble while James is in hospital. The three talk Sam Burgess, egos and 2015. Mike tries to repair his relationship with Ireland plus Joe Schmidt, Andy Farrell and tackling
Billy Vunipola special: Chicken curry pizzas, being ‘big time’ and vulgar Welsh grannies
Nov 20, 2018 • 59 min
Alex and James are joined by Saracens and England star Billy Vunipola to discuss his return from a third arm break, Ireland’s win over the All Blacks, getting fat-shamed by The Queen and curry pizzas. England’s clash with Australia is previewed, James…
England’s misfortune, Ireland’s flaws and gruesome injuries
Nov 13, 2018 • 59 min
Alex, James and Mike Tindall pick the bones out of England’s narrow defeat to the All Blacks, Mike doubles down on Ireland, the pair compare their gruesome injury stories while Andrew Trimble goes on assignment to interview foes turned friends Brian…
TV meltdowns, England’s escape and how to beat the All Blacks
Nov 5, 2018 • 59 min
Alex and Rob Vickerman sit back and enjoy James explaining how he malfunctioned live on television and the social media fallout that followed; England’s win over South Africa is dissected, Rob outlines how you beat New Zealand while Jordan Larmour, Wales…
The Autumn International Special
Oct 30, 2018 • 66 min
Alex, James and Mike Tindall preview the first week of the Autumn internationals, ask what would represent success for Eddie Jones, JCBs, sausages, fake tan and Sherlock Holmes
Lineouts, leaks and English arrogance
Oct 23, 2018 • 59 min
Alex and James are joined by Nick Kennedy to talk red cards, why everyone hates England, leaking stories to the Daily Mail and how Haskell could have made Nick the new Paul O’Connell
Could Leinster beat the Lions?
Oct 16, 2018 • 60 min
Alex, James and Rob Vickerman discuss England’s future, Leinster’s strength, Freddie Burns’s weakness, chaos at the breakdown, red wine and saucisson, hugs, and a Lions side that could beat Leo Cullen’s European Champions.