Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby - Super Skype Shindig 3 years ago

Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby - Super Skype Shindig

"It's not quite alien overlords, as we've talked about before but we're certainly in very different circumstances right now."


Week two of remote recording for Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby and it was a pleasure to welcome Jerry Flannery back to the fold.

The former Munster and Ireland star was reunited, over Skype, with Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble for a bumper House of Rugby episode. The show also featured interviews with Jack Carty (Connacht & Ireland), Mark O'Keefe (Rugby United New York) and Sam Brown, a loyal follower of the show who is recovering after being struck down with a moderate case of Covid-19.

The gang are racing through Netflix and Disney+ but Barry Murphy is also dipping back into the back catalogue of classic rugby matches that the likes of Sky, BT and eir Sport are showing, as well as the ones available on YouTube.


BARRY: I watched the All Blacks versus Ireland game in Chicago, Trimby. Was a good game. Jesus, a good game. You played well, Trimby. Well done! I also watched the All Blacks versus England in 1997, which was a 27-all draw in Twickenham. New Zealand had Lomu, Cullen, Jeff Wilson and Mehrtens. England. Would highly recommend that."

ANDREW: Was it still that era where players naively thought that if their hips told the defender one thing, then the defender would fall for that. That was probably just about the end of that, was it?

BARRY: Yeah! There were loads of dummies, like!

Other classics well worth a watch are Leinster's 2012 European Cup semi-final win over Clermont, Connacht's 2016 Guinness PRO12 final win over Leinster and Munster's Miracle Match against Gloucester... to name but a few. Also covered on the show:

  • Connacht and Ireland star Jack Carty on coping with social media criticism
  • Ways to stay fit while staying at home
  • Chat with Sam, the loyal penguin recovering from Covid-19
  • Classic movie (Léon) and album (Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins) reviews.




The House of Rugby gang are back together, on Skype anyway. Jerry Flannery dials in from Limerick and Barry Murphy chats to Mark O'Keefe over in New York about rugby and the Coronavirus. Andrew Trimble reaches out to a sickly penguin while Producer Pat catches up with Jack Carty.