Greg O'Shea and Megan Williams join new-look House of Rugby URC show
"Delighted to be here. I'm not looking my greatest but, for now, you'll have to deal with me like this!"
Greg O'Shea joined up with the House of Rugby URC team for their latest episode, after signing on as a co-host, and brought an immediate talking point with him.
The former Ireland Sevens star, who bowed out after representing his country at the Tokyo Olympics, underwent surgery on a broken nose and was still in protective wear as he healed up.
To make O'Shea feel at home for his first show with fellow hosts Megan Williams [Leinster & Ireland] and Jason Hennessy, he was joined by a lad he shared a few Sevens battles with. Will Connors has firmly established himself in the Leinster and Ireland back row, but has a Seven background and played a few times with O'Shea.
House of Rugby URC, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland, focuses on the United Rugby Championship and covers all the big talking points in Irish rugby, and across the global game. Connors, Darren Cave and Ian Keatley have all appeared as guests, so far, and many more big names will feature over the course of the season.
The revamped House of Rugby was created by Greencastle Media Group’s newly restructured, in-house TV production team, which works in partnership with Premier Sports.
"We are excited to announce the launch of House of Rugby – URC and our partnership with Bank of Ireland. With Bank of Ireland being the driving force behind the four Irish provinces, there isn’t a more suitable long-term partner to make this a success,” says Paul O’Donohoe, CEO of Greencastle Media Group.
"It is also an exciting next stop in our vision for Greencastle Media Group, as this is our first TV standard production show with plans for syndication across both digital and broadcast platforms in Ireland."
"For many years Bank of Ireland has been a proud supporter of rugby in Ireland," says Paula Murphy of Bank of Ireland.
"#NeverStopCompeting celebrates the good that comes from competition, how it fuels us and connects us."
"House of Rugby also celebrates this competitive spirit, so we’re delighted to be partnering with the Greencastle Media Group to showcase the communities of each of the four Irish provinces – Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby," Murphy adds.
House of Rugby URC is available to watch on YouTube and rugby fans can also follow the show on their favourite podcast providers.