Neil Francis

Neil Frances played rugby as both an amateur and professional player. He played for Leinster for 13 seasons and was an Irish international for 10 seasons. As a journalist Neil wrote for The Sunday Tribune and now writes for The Sunday Independent. He has twice been Sports Journalist of the Year.

Ep 649: Six Nations - Last Tango In Paris for Ireland

Neil Francis on Ireland's surrender at Twickenham.

Ep 645: Ireland's Triple Crown Challenge

Neil Francis looks ahead to this weekend's Six Nations action.

Ep 636: Ireland back On track And ready for the next big test at Twickenham

Neil Francis on Ireland’s defeat Of Wales.

Ep 632: Six Nations - Ireland's Season on the Line

Neil Francis joins Eamon to preview this weekend's Six Nations action.

Ep 623: Six Nations Rugby - A Tough Year for Ireland, says Neil Francis

Neil Francis reviews the weekend rugby with Eamon.

Ep 619: A New Dawn for Irish Rugby

Neil Francis joins Eamon to look ahead to this year's Six Nations championship.

Ep 571: Joe Schmidt – Great Coach, Pity About the Book

Neil Francis talks to Eamon about 'Ordinary Joe', the new book by former Irish rugby coach, Joe Schmidt.

Ep 545: The end of the Joe Schmidt era, and the future under Farrell

Neil Francis analyses England's big win over the All Blacks, and looks ahead to the future of Irish rugby.

Ep 538: Found Wanting Again – Ireland's Rugby World Cup is over

Neil Francis joins Eamon to look back on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

Ep 536: Ireland Can Win

Ahead of the biggest game in Irish rugby history, Neil Francis tells Eamon why we have a chance against the All Blacks.

Ep 530: Rugby World Cup – Neil Francis reviews a stormy weekend

Neil Francis joins Eamon in the studio to discuss Ireland's win against Samoa, and Japan's victory over Scotland.

Ep 521: Down but not quite out – Ireland's Rugby World Cup continues

Neil Francis joins Eamon to discuss the flawed victory over Russia.

Ep 516: Rugby World Cup Special – Shocked by Japan, but still in the ball game

Neil Francis analyses Ireland's surprise defeat to Japan.

Ep 509: Ireland makes the perfect start

Neil Francis explains why Ireland is a real contender for the Rugby World Cup.

Ep 507: Rugby World Cup Preview – Neil Francis gives Ireland a chance

Eamon is joined by Neil Francis for a look ahead to the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Tokyo today.

Ep 495: Ruthless Schmidt chops Toner

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt sends his squad a message. Neil Francis talks to Eamon.

Ep 483: Ireland's Rugby World Cup hopes look bleak

Neil Francis on Ireland's World Cup prospects.

Ep 409: Neil Francis on Leinster's bid for the Champions Cup.

Neil talks to Eamon about this great rugby event.

Ep 368: Neil Francis reviews the 2019 Six Nations with Mick Clifford

Neil Francis reviews Ireland's performance in the 2019 Six Nations with Mick Clifford.

Ep 361: Neil Francis on why Ireland will beat France this Sunday

Mick Clifford speaks to Neil Francis about the next leg of Ireland's Six Nations battle.

Ep 338: Big news ahead of Scotland clash

Eamon is joined by Neil Francis to look back at Ireland's defeat to England last weekend, and Saturday's trip to Murrayfield to take on Scotland. Plus there's big news about Sean O'Brien.

Ep 331: Rugby - Ireland can beat England and win the World Cup

Eamon is joined by Neil Francis to discuss Ireland's opening 6 Nations encounter with England at the Aviva on Saturday, the tournament as a whole and the World Cup later this year.

Ep 277: Rugby's Beautiful Night

Eamon talks to Neil Francis about Ireland’s historic victory against the All Blacks.

Ep 276: Neil Francis

Eamon is joined by former Irish international Neil Francis to discuss changes in rugby since his playing days, and to look ahead to Ireland's clash with the All Blacks on Saturday.

Ep 269: Live rugby special

Recorded in front of a live audience, it's a rugby special with Eamon, Hugh Cahill, Paul Wallace, Neil Francis and Gordon Darcy.