TLE brings you a new Rugby Podcast from fan’s favourites Flats & Shanks Sport brings you the brand new Flats and Shanks podcast.  If you’re suffering from the Colin Murray changing room ‘bants’ style of sports broadcasting vacuum, this could be for you.

Sky Sports pundit David Flatman and Tom Shanklin are two former professional rugby players who bring you a sports podcast about all sorts of interesting stuff, with a bit of Rugby thrown in too.

Having been flatmates while playing at Saracens, their friendship endured, and now they’d like to share with you bunches of views, thoughts and jokes. In case they are really rubbish, they’ve enlisted the help of some truly interesting guests to ‘prop’ up the show (no pun intended).

They may look a pair of greasy Rugby balls (apparently they shave their heads out of choice), but you don’t need to like rugby to enjoy the show.  Having said that, if you love Rugby, you’ll love the lad’s interview with Wales winger, iron-thighed George North. Also get an insight into how legends scrum with sand shoes on from Jimmy Gopperth, and find out what an actual week’s work looks like from England coach Paul Gustard.

04-image-for-website-v2Listen to the first three episodes here:


Episode 1: George North

Episode 2: Jimmy Gopperth

Episode 3: Paul Gustard


Flats and Shanks

David Luke Flatman or ‘Flats’ is a Sky pundit and former rugby player. He was a prop for Bath making 161 appearances, as well as winning eight caps for the England national rugby union team.

Tomos George L. Shanklin is a former Welsh rugby union player who played outside centre for Cardiff Blues and Wales. He is Wales’ most-capped centre making 70 appearances. He played club rugby for London Welsh and then Saracens, before joining Cardiff Blues in 2003.

The chaps welcome your comments, so feel free to let them know whether you like it, loathe it, or if you have any questions for next week’s show.





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