The end of year awards, James Downey, Iain Henderson and Kevin McLaughlin on The Hard Yards 2 years ago

The end of year awards, James Downey, Iain Henderson and Kevin McLaughlin on The Hard Yards

A hilarious show for you this week...

Midweek pints, being bullied on the pitch, our end of year awards and a brilliant story about Niko Matawalu all feature on the latest episode of The Hard Yards.

Host Andy McGeady is joined in studio by James Downey and Kevin McLaughlin while SportsJOE reporter was on the road this week to catch up with Ulster and Ireland second row Iain Henderson.

2.00 - James and Kev discuss the midweek pints club
5.00 - Drinking culture in rugby
7.40 - How to police alcohol in a club
8.30 - The dominance of the Irish provinces
10.00 - Leinster are a different animal this year
13.00 - A huge problem with refereeing nowadays
16.50 - Coaches losing their cool
19.00 - The Leinster method of analysing referees
23.00 - Kevin McLaughlin on concussion and misconceptions about tackling
27.00 - The breakout star of 2017
29.00 - Try of the year (some disagreement on this one)and a brilliant story about Niko Matawalu
32.00 - Player of the year
34.20 - Kev on being bullied by Cardiff Blues number 8 Xavier Rush
37.40 - Iain Henderson interview
53.00 - Preview of the weekend games
59.50 - Listener questions