Ugo, Chris and Danny are together for one last time before the World Cup begins as Ugo takes up a short-term loan with TV. We discuss whether England's power game can win them the World Cup, if Wales could be undone by Fiji in their group and the issues of the residency rule after Ireland's squad selection. We also ask if Scotland's game is perfectly suited to the hot and fast conditions and what are Ugo's top tips for Japan?
AWJ: Alun from Wales
With Chris stuck in Italy and Danny in surgery, Ugo heads to Cardiff to recruit a new co-host in Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, as we try to get to the bottom of his name and play a round of top trumps. Chris also dials in from an Italian piazza to discuss Warren Gatland’s squad announcement and Scotland’s victory over Georgia.
Who is rugby's Ben Stokes?
Danny, Ugo and Chris are back after the bank holiday to discuss why Eddie Jones loves Ben Youngs, if Owen Farrell and George Ford have to start at 10 and 12 for England in the World Cup, and Ben Te'o's England career after he signed for Toulon. We also debate where Ireland go from here, if Scot Hamish Watson is the best flanker in Europe, and after his Ashes heroics, who is rugby's Ben Stokes?
Wales on top as Biggar bites back
Danny is back on the sofa with Chris and Ugo as we celebrate Wales becoming the world number one side, discuss three contentious moments in their victory over England, and has Dan Biggar answered his critics?
We also look at where it all went wrong for Scotland, and ask could France be World Cup contenders?
Fantasy rugby, Olympic tattoos and samurai spirit
Ugo and Chris are back with a bang after the summer break as we head to Bristol for England’s World Cup squad announcement. We chat to three players who weren’t expected to make the 31-man group, Eddie Jones explains his decision to go for players with ‘samurai spirit’, and we discuss some heartbreaking news for Wales and Gareth Anscombe.