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Evening Standard Rugby Podcast with Lawrence Dallaglio

Henry Arundell on Farrell, Kolisi and Racing exit from the Champions Cup

Season 6, Ep. 13

Lawrence and Steve are joined by former London Irish player, Henry Arundell, who tells us about his new life with Racing 92, what he’s learnt so far from French rugby and what it’s really like having Siya Kolisi as a team mate.


Plus Red Roses captain, Marlie Packer, joins from England's training ground as she delivers the latest news from camp ahead of this weekend’s Women’s Six Nations game against Scotland. And in our feature, 'Grow the Game with QBE Business Insurance’, Marlie talks about the importance of having female mentors supporting women in sport as she shares who have been some of the most influential women in her own journey.


Lawrence, Steve and the Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick Purewal, get together to preview the Investec Champions Cup quarter-finals, as they look at the strengths and weaknesses of the remaining teams before predicting their winners for this next knock-out round. 


And with Lawrence about to head off on the last ever RugbyWorks Cycle Slam, you can find out more about his motivation for taking on the challenge or donate to his fundraising here:


https://www.justgiving.com/page/lawrencedallaglio


https://www.dallagliorugbyworks.com/


In partnership with QBE Business Insurance and Voxpod Studios.

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