One of the biggest shocks in England's World Cup squad named by Eddie Jones this week was the inclusion of Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz – we hear his reaction to being selected. We ask if New Zealand are still favourites for the World Cup following their heavy defeat by Australia and how will Wales cope without injured fly-half Gareth Anscombe? Matt Dawson and Sonja McLaughlan are joined by former New Zealand fly-half Nick Evans and Bath and Wales centre Jamie Roberts to discuss all that and look ahead to the weekend’s international friendlies.
The Matt Dawson Rugby Show – We’re ready for Japan
As the home nations gear up for their first World Cup warm-up matches, Matt Dawson, Sonja McLaughlin, Martyn Williams and Chris Jones try to work out which of the northern hemisphere sides has the best chance to win the Webb Ellis trophy. And we’ll go down under to work out why New Zealand’s air of invincibility might be slightly diminishing.
The Ashes Preview Podcast
Elly Oldroyd and Jonathan Agnew are joined by former England Test batsman Geoffrey Boycott, Australian cricket writer Peter Lalor and the Daily Mirror's Dean Wilson to preview the first Ashes test between England and Australia. We hear from England captain Joe Root and Australia's Tim Paine on their side's respective chances going into the series. Aussie fast bowlers past and present, Glenn McGrath and James Pattinson also give their view. And what will be the famous McGrath prediction this time?
Cricket World Cup: Your reaction to England victory
Joe Root's nan, kids react to the Super Over and a fan's desperate search to find a live stream in Cambodia... 5 Live's Rachel Burden hears your reaction to the Cricket World Cup.
Sports Panel #ChangeTheGame Special
Eleanor Oldroyd presents a women in sport special edition of the Sports Panel as part of the BBC's #ChangeTheGame season. She's joined on the top table by athletics legend Dame Kelly Holmes, Para-triathlon star Lauren Steadman, England Netball head coach Tracey Neville, sports minister Mims Davies MP and the BBC's Director of Sport Barbara Slater. They debate some of the big issues affecting sportswomen in 2019 in front of a live audience featuring Olympic and Paralympic champions, Commonwealth Champions, Ashes winners, World Cup winners, Grand Slam winners and stars from 15 different sports. Presenting alongside Elly is Olympic long jumper Jazmin Sawyers who gets the insight of sports stars including Elise Christie, Jordan Nobbs, Rebecca Adlington, Danni Wyatt, Catriona Matthew and many many more. The show was originally broadcast on Friday 24th May 2019.