Listen to Total Rugby - 29 May

(IRB.COM) Thursday 29 May 2008
 
 Listen to Total Rugby - 29 May
Jannie du Plessis is a World Cup winner and full time Doctor

On this week's show, from 18:00 UK time on Thursday 29 May...

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IRB SEVENS CLIMAX
New Zealand wrapped up an eighth IRB Sevens World Series in a tournament of twists and turns at Twickenham, but now they’re out to finish the season on a high at Murrayfield. We hear from their coach and captain, as well as London winners Samoa and a few sides to have caused upsets in London including Portugal, Spain and hosts England. Plus we hear from Scotland coach Stephen Gemmell ahead of their home event.

HEINEKEN CUP FINAL
The Heineken Cup final in Cardiff pitted together two of the most successful sides in the 13-year history of the competition. We were there at the Millennium Stadium as Munster went for a second title in three years against Toulouse.

AUSTRALIA A GEAR UP FOR PNC
Last week the Australia Rugby Union put Phil Mooney in charge of Australia A for the upcoming IRB Pacific Nations Cup. We hear from the Queensland Reds coach on the challenges ahead.

PROFILE: JANNIE DU PLESSIS
A world champion prop with a good bedside manner – can such a thing exist? The last year has been a truly memorable one for Jannie du Plessis – World Cup winning prop and qualified Doctor.

MEXICO
Mexico’s recent promotion to full member status of the IRB is proof that rugby is making genuine inroads there, and they took another major step at last month’s Caribbean Championship in Grand Cayman.

NEWS ROUND-UP
Plus we hear from England Women's Sevens coach Simon Amor and Will Glenwright, the IRB's General Manager for the Pacific Islands, on the conclusion of another successful Pacific Rugby Cup.