The Rugby Pod
The Rugby Pod
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 10 - Stuart Hogg
1 hr 12 min

Champions Cup winner Stuart Hogg joins us to talk about the spirit, culture and confidence at the Chiefs and what happened on the bus after the best European Cup final ever! He fills us in on that photo with Finn and all things Scotland ahead of the autumn and how he's taking things from Exeter into the international setup. Plus, Goodey tells us what's going on at Wasps with all the uncertainty over the Premiership final, we hear from Jimmy Gopperth on what's changed under Lee Blackett and we look ahead to the Six Nations restarting as well!

 

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Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby
Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby
The Telegraph
Brian Moore: England's power plan is effective, let's now see their plan B
England have made their way into the final of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup where they will take on Six Nations runners up France at Twickenham. Joining Brian in studio to reflect on the weekend's action is former London Irish and England winger Topsy Ojo. The pair reflect on yet another forward dominated win by England, this time over Wales, in the Autumn Nations Cup. Eddie Jones once again relied on his pack to grind down the Welsh and whilst both Brian and Topsy agree they were in complete control, both want to see England throw the ball around a little more against France in their final match before the Six Nations this Sunday. France qualified for Sunday's final with a routine win over Italy but their preparations for the clash with England have been hampered by having a number of their squad re called to their club sides. We speak with former French international Thomas Castaignède about the battle between French Rugby and their club sides and also about the tragic passing of his former international teammate Christophe Dominici who died suddenly last week aged just 48. In the Gallagher Premiership, London Irish made a winning return in their first game in the capital for 20 years, Topsy was there to experience their new stadium and says it has provided a massive lift for everyone at the club, we also cha to Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder after the promoted side made it two wins from two with a last gasp win over Sale. And as ever, as part of the Mitsubishi volunteer programme, we speak to the volunteers who have been working tirelessly during the last year to keep grassroots rugby alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. For 30 days' free access to the Telegraph: telegraph.co.uk/contact For more details about the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme with England Rugby visit  https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/volunteers/mitsubishi-motors-volunteer-recognition-programme
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