What’s in The Rugby Paper: 11/02/24

What's in The Rugby Paper: 11/02/24


England and Wales reignite one of international rugby’s oldest and greatest rivalries on Saturday and they’ll be action, comments and analysis from Twickenham in The Rugby Paper this Sunday.

Alongside Nick Cain‘s report from the game, Brendan Gallagher will be giving his thoughts both from that contest and Scotland and France’s Auld Alliance clash at Murrayfield – for which we’ll also have a report.

Paul Rees will provide player ratings from Twickenham and look ahead to Ireland vs Italy on Sunday which will wrap up the Six Nations weekend, and they’ll be action from all three U20s Six Nations games.

Away from the field, Liam Williams reveals his plan to re-enter the Wales test scene and provides an update on life in Japan.

While former England captain Dylan Hartley explains why he believes Owen Farrell will return to the England setup after his time in the Top 14 with Racing 92.

The Premiership might be on a break but we have an exclusive interview with Exeter Chiefs’ Josh Hodge, who insists he’s looking to make up for lost time having now returned from a nasty elbow injury.

And Sale Sharks’ new signing Obi Ene outlines his lofty aspirations at the club and his hard work in securing a professional contract at just 20.

While only two Championship clashes take place as clubs catch up on postponed fixtures, it’s business as usual in National Leagues One, Two North, Two East, Two West, and the Women’s Premiership Rugby – with title races hotting up in each division.

Rams director of rugby Seb Reynolds praises England U20s’ decision to select National One player George Makepeace-Cubitt in their starting XV.

Don’t miss our weekly features with Harlequins and Red Roses player Lucy Packer looking to break back into the England starting team, Bristol Bears winger Louis Nancekivell setting out his career aspirations as our Young Gun, former referee Rob Debney looking back on his own career in My Life in Rugby, and former Bristol, Exeter Chiefs, and London Welsh forward Nelson picking his Dream Team.

And finally, check out this week’s episode of The Rugby Paper Podcast with cross-code legend Jonathan Davies on YouTube (also above), Apple Podcasts, Spotify (also below), Castbox, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app.

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