What’s in The Rugby Paper: 14/04/24

What’s in The Rugby Paper: 14/04/24

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The Women’s Six Nations returns as a record Scotland crowd host England and Ireland look to end their long losing streak in the tournament against Wales, with both reports in The Rugby Paper this Sunday.

They’ll also be match action from the three Champions Cup quarter-finals taking place on Saturday, with Leinster hoping to finally get knockout revenge on La Rochelle, Northampton eyeing their first semi-final since 2011 against the Bulls and Harlequins looking to pull off a huge upset in Bordeaux to reach the last four for the first time.

Turning attention back to the Premiership, Quins director of rugby Billy Millard discusses what his side need to do in their final four games in order to secure a play-off place as the west Londoners prepare for a difficult run in.

Alongside a preview of the Chiefs’ match away at Toulouse on Sunday, Jeremy Guscott focuses in on Exeter and England flyer Immanuel Feyi-Waboso after his miraculous rise to stardom, and we’ll be across the quarter-finals in the EPCR Challenge Cup.

Brendan Gallagher’s Rugby Matters column pays tribute to France legend Andre Boniface, who died aged 89 earlier this week.

Peter Jackson outlines the problems with World Rugby’s new proposed Club World Cup, as well as paying tribute to Cheetahs veteran fly-half Ruan Pienaar who is hanging up his boots aged 40.

While Ben Jaycock speaks to England U18s head coach Jonathan Pendlebury, who analyses his side’s unbeaten Six Nations campaign and the future of English rugby.

Alongside our columnists, weekly features include My Life in Rugby with Chris Dicomidis, the former Cardiff Blues man who made his 400th appearance for Pontypridd in January, and Canadian-born England prop Mackenzie Carson appears in our Red Roses Column.

Blackheath and former Wasps hooker Billy Harding picks his Dream Team, while Bath and ex-England U18 player Connor Treacey is our Young Gun.

For news about a current England U18 star, read our Blindside column in which we reveal that Tyler Offiah (son of Martin) is preparing to join a Premiership club after starring in the Six Nations.

And we’ll have all the action from the Championship, National Leagues One, Two North, Two East and Two West where champions could be crowned in each division – save for the second tier.

Don’t forget to stream this week’s episode of The Rugby Paper Podcast on YouTube (also above), Apple Podcasts, Spotify (also below), Castbox, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app.

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