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The Ruck Rugby Podcast

Women's World Cup Preview with Sarah Beckett and Keira Bevan

Jess Hayden hosts a new weekly Thursday episode of The Ruck ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup. Throughout the tournament she'll preview the weekends fixtures. Ahead of the opening round she speaks with World Cup winner Rachael Burford to look ahead to the tournament getting underway, current England player Sarah Beckett on the disappointment of missing out on selection and Wales scrum-half Keira Bevan on their match against Scotland.

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