Episode 177 of the Green and Gold Rugby podcast brings you the next in our series of Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcasts. The special guest on this week’s show is arguably the most passionate man ever to pull on a Wallaby jersey – 1991 Rugby World Cup flanker, Simon Poidevin.
The passion Poido had (and still has) for the Wallabies is dripping from the podcast this week as he takes us on a journey from the disappointment that was the 1987 Rugby World Cup, through two retirements to a Rugby World Cup victory at Twickenham in his last ever test match for his beloved Wallaby team. As a close colleague of current Wallaby coach, Michael Cheika, Simon is then able to provide some fairly handy insight as to his thoughts on how this Wallaby team may go at this year’s tournament, before giving us his tip as to who he would pick as the flankers for the Wallaby team.
These Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcasts with our Wallaby World Cup winning legends have proven to be a highly popular set of shows. This is based on our listeners’ love of hearing from these former legends of the game about their own experiences, but also to gain their perspective on the current game.Well the Queensland Rugby Union have come on board as a sponsor of this podcast series as a way to promote their Reds Long Lunch which will happen on 16 July this year.
With World Cup luminaries such as Ben Tune, David Campese and Bobby Skinstad all appearing, plus two of the best rugby brains ever in Sir Graham Henry and Bob Dwyer, this is sure to be a remarkable event. If you’ve loved the podcasts, then this event is right up your alley. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reds Long Lunch picture below.
Back to the podcast, and following on from our Super Rugby chat, Will and Hugh join me to wrap up Round 15 of the Super Rugby week before looking towards Round 16. But not before they answer these five burning questions:
- With the NRC draw due to be released any day now, what is your one hope for this year’s tournament?
- With it looking increasingly likely that Quade Cooper will depart our shores this year, I labelled him as #1 in the Reds most significant player losses list. Is he?
- Were Will Skelton and Tolu Latu’s suspensions fair?
- Ireland are looking at bidding for the 2023 RWC, where would you like it to be held?
- Will Dean Mumm play for the Wallabies this year?
Be sure to leave a comment below to give us your thoughts on these five burning questions and click on the link above to get more information on the Reds Long Lunch.