RuggaMatrix International 077 – Tears and Trophies

As the show title suggests we look at the finals across the globe that decided the Magners League, Guinness Premiership, Top 14 and Super 14.

This is the honour roll for 2010 and it makes for impressive reading.

Heineken Cup – Toulouse
Magners League – Ospreys
Guinness Premiership – Leicester
Top 14 – Clermont
Super 14 – Bulls

Les Kiss was on hand for the Ospreys win in Dublin and we look closely at the fallout from all the results.

The invasion of the south is underway and we check in with the leading camps.

We also look at an extraordinary code switch taking place in Australia that might spread overseas.

In a way it already has with Karmichael Hunt moving from Rugby League to Rugby and an appearance in the Heineken Cup Final to the Australian Football League – all in the space of 18 months.

Now Israel Folau – a Rugby League back – has rejected a massive offer to play Rugby to also play AFL.

Even if you don’t know what the AFL is … the message is clear … sports with money can undo years of development work by poaching your young stars and that should put Rugby on notice.

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Inspired by a massive weekend of finals rugby we look behind the big day itself.

What do you do to get your team ready?

Do you change tactics for the big one?

How do you stop players from visualising the victory dais when they should be tackling?

Les Kiss has all the answers.


Mark Cashman has taken delivery of two more fighting fish and they need names!

The best suggestions from the RuggaMatrix audience will get the nod.

The successful names will win for the listener one of our brilliant RuggaMatrix USA caps.

Email all suggestions to

Casho already has ‘New Old Mate’ who replaced ‘Old Mate’ after he tragically passed on.

Good luck!.

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