On the final show of 2013 ...
GREIG LAIDLAW - Against South Africa he became the third scrum half from Jedforest Rugby Club in the Scottish Borders to captain his country, following in the footsteps of Gary Armstrong and his uncle Roy. We talk to him about his early years, with comment from Roy, as well as his hopes for the future.
CORAL COAST SEVENS - We’ve a report from the tournament in Fiji.
RUSSIAN RUGBY - England may have finished for the year, but there was still Test rugby in the capital CITY at the weekend when Russia took on the USA at Allianz Park, home of Saracens. We caught up with Russia ahead of the match to see how the Game there is developing.
JONATHAN KAPLAN - The South African was in charge of his final match as a referee at the recent Tri Nations Series featuring Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. We spoke with the Game’s most experienced Test referee.
TEST ACTION - Highlights from another busy weekend of international action.
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On this week's show... John Eales give his thoughts on the IRB Player of the Year, Kieran Read, we round up the action from last week's Dubai men's and women's sevens tournaments, talk with retiring international referee Jonathan Kaplan and more....
JOHN EALES - After the perfect year, New Zealand's Kieran Read is named Player of the Year, Steve Hansen, Coach of the Year and New Zealand, Team of the Year. All three awards were selected by an independent panel of judges, chaired by Australia's 1999 Rugby World Cup winning captain, John Eales
ZINZAN BROOKE - The All Black great is fulsome of his praise of New Zealand's current number 8.
DUBAI SEVENS REVIEW - The Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens provided the setting for the finest players, men and women, to compete at the highest level last weekend. Seb Lauzier brings us this report.
JONATHAN KAPLAN - The end of the international year also marked the end of one of the great refereeing careers. We speak to South Africa's Jonathan Kaplan.
FLAB TO FIT - We reach the end of our series looking to see if Rosslyn Parks Maria Castellina can turn herself from flab to fit in the space of six weeks with the help of personal fitness trainer, Steve Coleman.
DUBAI QUIZ - A Dubai-themed 'Tackle These' pitting sevens commentator Willie Lose against Scott Hastings.
- 07 December - Dubai Quiz
- 06 December - John Eales on the end of year IRB Awards
- Listen to this week's Total Rugby show
- 03 December - Award Panel Chair John Eales on IRB Player of the Year
- 03 December - John Eales on IRB Coach of the Year
- 03 December - John Eales on IRB Team of the Year
- 03 December - Joe Schmidt on Ireland and coming close to beating the All Blacks
- 02 December - Sevens commentator Scott Hastings looks back on Dubai
- 02 December - Steve Hansen on the All Blacks perfect year
- 30 November - Beatriz Muhlbauer on rugby in the Rio 2016 Olympics and the sevens game in the country