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The Scrum Down with Alex Corbisiero
35 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
67: Lions Tour Reaction and Team USA Olympic Sevens
Ahmed is back in charge of the hosting duties for this show as Alex and him discuss all the latest news and reaction of the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa. The two analyze the loss to South Africa A, what we learned from both sides and where they are on their preparations before the first test match. Alex also picks his starting Lions XV based on the Tour so far and highlights what places he still thinks are up for grabs. The boys then round out the pod by discussing Team USA Men and Women's Rugby Sevens chances at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
38 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
66: British and Irish Lions Tour Reaction with Dan Lyle
The Scrumdown is back as it's British and Irish Lions Tour time and the only way to watch it in the USA is with NBC Sports! Alex is joined by fellow NBC pundit Dan Lyle to discuss all the latest developments of the tour. The boys talk the current COVID disruptions, what it means for the tour, the performances against the Sigma Lions and Cell C Sharks, the tentatively scheduled repeat fixture this weekend, the selection dilemmas facing the coaches, plus the boys pick their starting Lions Test XV's from what we've seen so far.
36 minutes | May 24, 2021
65: Champions Cup Final Reaction
Alex and Ahmed react to and break down the European Champions Cup final, which aired on NBC this weekend. They also look at the Premiership run into the playoffs and the latest on the British and Irish Lions tour, which is on NBC Sports this summer.
48 minutes | May 6, 2021
64: Reactions to British and Irish Lions squad announcement
The 2021 British and Irish Lions squad has been selected for the tour to South Africa and Alex Corbisiero and Dan Lyle are here to break it all down. The two start by reflecting on the roller coaster ride that has been if and where the tour will happen, their excitement to be covering it on NBC Sports and what the coverage will look like with the Olympics taking place this summer.The boys then go through the squad by position, discussing the merits of each selection, who was unlucky to miss out, who will be next in line to be called up and what can we take away from selection relating to the style of play we will see from the Lions. Alex also shares his experience of initial missing out on selection in 2013 and dishes out some advice for those who were unlucky to miss out for this tour.
49 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
63: Champions Cup Review/Preview with Dan Lyle
No Ahmed this week allows Alex to wrestle back control of the hosting duties for this show, where he is joined by Dan Lyle to talk all things Champions Cup on NBC Sports. The two review all the weekend's last 16 knock out action and preview the upcoming quarter final match ups.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
62: Examining Six Nations Finale, Premiership, Champions Cup; Alex's current British and Lions XV
Alex and Ahmed are back again talking all things on Rugby on NBC. They reflect on the finale of the Six Nations, look at the Premiership table, preview this weekend's Champions Cup fixtures and Alex picks his current British and Irish Lions XV, plus the first Chuck Norris comparison in show history.
33 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
61: Six Nations' (Not So Final Round)
Alex and Ahmed are back with plenty to break down after the "Not so Final" round of Six Nations action. The boys dive deep into the dramatic ending to the Wales vs. France game, talk about their weekend back together at NBC Sports HQ in Stamford, diagnose what is going wrong with England, discuss Eddie Jones' future, preview France vs Scotland, and make their betting predictions.
38 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
60: Six Nations Round 3 Review; Alex's return to the pros
Alex is back from coaching the LA Giltinis in Hawaii and reveals what he learned being back in a professional environment. Ahmed and Alex also discuss the Wales England referee controversy, the effect of the Scotland France postponement on the tournament, the latest developments with the British and Irish Lions tour, plus the current Premiership Rugby table.
37 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
59: Six Nations Opening Round Review, Round 2 Preview
The boys are back again to review the opening round of Six Nations' matches and the fallout, plus look ahead to Round 2. Alex diagnoses where he thinks England are going wrong, makes the case for why Ireland look to have improved despite the loss, confesses his love for France's Antoine Dupont, weighs the prospect of a Six Nations relegation and raves about Ireland adopting Saracens scrum system.
36 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
58: British and Irish Lions in.. Australia?!; Premiership Rugby review, Six Nations preview
Alex and Ahmed review all the weekend's Premiership Rugby action, discuss the potential of the British and Irish Lions playing their tour in Australia and preview the opening round of the 2021 Six Nations.
36 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
57: Gustard's shocking exit; Lions tour latest; Six Nations squad announcements
No rugby on NBC this weekend but never fear... Alex and Ahmed are here to discuss all of the weeks rugby news! The duo discuss the firing of Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard, the decision of EPRC to move straight to the knockout rounds of the champions cup, what to do with the Lions tour, Six Nations squad announcements and Alex picks his England team.
34 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
56: Rebirth in 2021; Premiership Recap
The Scrumdown is back and ready for a big 2021. Alex emotionally passes the host torch to Ahmed as the two talk through all of the weekend's Premiership Rugby action, discuss ring fencing the Premiership and this week's cancellation of European rugby.
39 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
55: Cancer Update; Recapping Champions Cup semifinals; Saracens Legacy, Future
Alex Corbisiero is joined by Ahmed Fareed (or Johnny Depp?) on the latest episode of the Scrum Down. Corbs gives an update on his cancer diagnosis, plus recap the semifinals of the Heineken Champions Cup. The duo also evaluate the Saracens dynasty and discuss the legacy of the club, and how their future.
39 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Premiership Rugby's Return...so far with Blaine Scully
Alex and Blaine discuss Premiership's return so far, how teams have managed squad rotation during midweek fixtures, and analyze which teams have managed this period better then others. Plus, the effect of new breakdown interpretations and who's adapting best to it.
20 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
54: Premiership Rugby Review of Round 14, Previewing Round15
Alex Corbisiero examines the biggest games from Round 14 of Premiership Rugby and takes a look ahead to Week 15.
52 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
53: Previewing Premiership Rugby's return
Alex, Dan Lyle, and Blaine Scully preview Premiership Rugby's return after the COVID pandemic, offer their predictions, and examine the opening weekend slate of games.
48 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
52: Rugby Business, Contracts, and COVID with BBC's Chris Jones; Saracens Relegation?
BBC's Chris Jones joins the show to discuss player contract renegotiations in a COVID world, specifically around Manu Tuilagi and Leicester Tiger cases, plus why Alex believes that Saracens shouldn't be relegated.
50 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
50: Rugby's Return Date with Dan Lyle, Blaine Scully
Dan Lyle and Blaine Scully join the podcast to discuss the Premiership Rugby announcement of a mid-August return and the direction of rugby going forward, as discussions around new global seasons continue.
35 minutes | May 17, 2020
49: Rugby Post-COVID-19 with Chris Jones
Recurring guest Chris Jones details how rugby will return after COVID-19, what Premiership Rugby will look like, and how Australia and New Zealand's example could be a model for bringing back the game.
54 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Chris Jones On The Future Of Rugby
As numerous leagues around the globe are starting to be called off for the year there are huge questions as to what the next steps for various rugby leagues are. Chris Jones joins the show again and updates us on what the current state of Premiership Rugby is and the many ideas that are being thrown around (5:30). After, steering away from the doom and gloom Alex and Chris take an in depth look at the current race for World Rugby Chairmanship and give us their insights on what they like about Gus Pichot and Bill Beaumont and who they believe is the right man to lead the future of the sport (20:30). Additionally, Alex made an appearance on the Rugby Union Weekly podcast with Chris to discuss his recent diagnosis and battle with testicular cancer and it is well worth the listen
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