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The XV Video

Paul Mullen: The Islander

The incredible story of Paul Mullen, the Irishman who packed down for the USA at tighthead at last year’s World Cup finals in Japan. 

The 28-year-old – who has won 18 caps since making a 2018 Test debut – is currently stranded at his family home on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands. 

Beyond 80 | Knocked

Beyond 80 takes an unflinching look at the reality of concussion in rugby.

‘Knocked’ sees players, referees, medics and the sport’s bodies give a unique insight into the condition and what’s being done to combat it.


The XV – Rugby History

A podcast about the history of rugby and it’s roots in different countries, narrated by historian Tony Collins.

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Footy Great Podcast

Former All Blacks media manager and Crowd Goes Wild host, Ric Salizzo, interviews legends of the game.

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The XV – Ben Kimber

Ben Kimber explores some of the key topics in Australian rugby past and present, including interviews with the biggest names in the sport.

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The XV Contributors

Owain Jones Profile

Owain Jones

Northern Hemisphere Editor, The XV


Gregor Paul

Southern Hemisphere Editor, The XV


Sam Peters Profile

Sam Peters

Former Mail on Sunday and
The Sunday Times journalist


Craig Ray Profile

Craig Ray

Cape Town-based
Daily Maverick sports editor


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