We are living in the golden age of podcasts. Podcasts are perfect to listen to whilst taking a long walk, cooking or doing daily chores but with so much out there it's difficult to know where to start. No fear - School of Hard Knocks has got you covered. We've created a list of our favourite sports-based (mainly rugby!) podcasts for you to enjoy. Have a scroll, then plug in and chill out.

The Good, The Bad & The Rugby

The Good, The Bad & The Rugby is a weekly podcast starring England legends James Haskell and Mike Tindall, alongside noted broadcaster Alex Payne. The podcast features some of the biggest names across rugby, as well as the wider sporting world and has a rare ability to draw in core rugby fans while cutting through and engaging a wider audience too.

The Rugby Pod

Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. Hosted by Andy Rowe, Jim Hamilton and Any Goode chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. The Rugby Pod covers all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs and opinions.

Try Hards Podcast

The Try Hards Podcast is a women’s rugby podcast! Not exclusive to women, or about women’s rugby, but a fresh female take. England World Cup winner Nolli Waterman, and rugby broadcaster Laura-Jane Jones talk you through both the women’s and men’s games, and take you on their adventures in the sport.


The High Performance Podcast

The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there. Hosting every conversation is sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes.

The Leg It Podcast

It’s been twelve years since former Royal Marine Andy Grant was blown up in Afghanistan and became an amputee. Since then, Andy has achieved incredible success. He’s become the World’s Fastest 10km Single Leg Amputee, climbed some of the world’s highest mountains - and become a patron for School of Hard Knocks(!) The Leg It podcast showcases some of the inspirational people Andy has met during these 12 years. Joined by Tom Wickstead, Andy speaks to these individuals, delving into their amazing stories.

Don’t Give a Ruck

Hosted by Sports Journalist Nathan Parker, The Don’t Give a Ruck podcast is a weekly show that brings unheard rugby stories from the back of the bus to your headsets. Each week Nathan speaks to professionals from the world of Rugby Union - past guests have included Peter De Villiers, Steve Hanson and David Moffet..

Women’s Rugby Pod

Hosted by Rachel Burford and Johnnie Hammond, The Women’s Rugby Pod is the world’s first and only global women’s rugby podcast. Every week the WRP speak to the biggest names in the game and cover news views and opinions exclusively on the women’s game of rugby union as it happens around the world.