Podcast: Episode 41 – The Ross Ford Revision

This week Cammy is joined by Iain Hay and Rugby World Features Editor Alan Dymock to look at recreational drug use in sport, re-evaluate Ross Ford’s career and wonder just how large a part proximity to Hawick will play in where Stuart Hogg will end up next season. Cammy also chats to Premier Sports’ Rory Hamilton about their Pro 14 coverage, whether Sean Holley is likely to get his guitar out whilst co-commentating and how he tells Stuart Hogg and Nick Grigg apart. We also have some exclusive news about Shug Blake!

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“Where’s Dougie Donnelly?” – It’s now mandatory to have a rumours section in a rugby podcast (apparently) so we’re looking for yours as well as news of any Scottish sporting media personalities you’ve spotted out and about. Have you seen Dougie Vipond down Tesco? Has your uncle’s brother’s aunt’s friend heard from someone down the pub that Jonny Gray is getting a new fence put in? Has your plumber been doing some work round Murrayfield and seen Richard Cockerill taking delivery of a new yoga mat? If so then let us know.

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6 comments on “Podcast: Episode 41 – The Ross Ford Revision

  1. Archieb57 on

    In your piece on ‘Scots Abroad that are in form’, suggest Toonie also keeps an eye on Blade Thomson, backrower now with Scarlets. Impressive performance on Sat vs Leinster & Scottish qualified via his Grandparents (although from NZ).

    • Cammy Black on

      I think we mentioned him last season. Looks like a great player. Story was Glasgow were after him but he was quoted as saying he’d had no contact from Scotland. Suspect that might change and wouldn’t be surprised if we see him in th Autumn

  2. Chloe on

    Loving the latest season so far, can really feel the amount of work cammys putting into it.

    On the tommy Seymour incident, it was jayden Hayward, not luke McLean that put in the dirty cheap shot after Tommy scored.

  3. Terrence Mint on

    Re: Ross Ford and others – there’s nothing stopping players from dipping into their own pockets to pay for extra coaching, be it mental, fitness or throwing in at a line-out. Plenty people in the “real world” do likewise to develop their business skills and qualifications – I wonder if any of our lads do it.

    So, all in all, this point is off at a complete tangent. Anyway, good podcast. Better this season than last.

    • Cammy Black on

      You’re quite right which is why the lads said I was talking Absolute Bobbins. Interestingly I read Richie Gray saying he realised he’d have to sort his own conditioning in France if he wanted to stay in contention for Scotland spot. Just hope Finn does the sake and isn’t hitting the Haribos too hard

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