Listen to Total Rugby - Hall of Fame special!

(IRB.COM) Thursday 29 October 2009
 
 Listen to Total Rugby - Hall of Fame special!
Ireland and Lions great Willie John McBride was one of nine players inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame this year

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IRB HALL OF FAME: WALKING AMONG LEGENDS
This week some great names from the game, past and present, gathered at Rugby School for the annual IRB Hall of Fame induction ceremony, themed this year around the Lions and South Africa. We were there at the birth place of the Game and got reaction from some of rugby's genuine legends, including Willie John McBride and Ian McGeechan.

Audio: Willie John McBride >>
Audio: Syd Millar >>
Audio: Ian McGeechan >>
Audio: Oregan Hoskins >>

RUGBY'S CLASH OF THE VIKINGS
On Rugby's richter scale, matches between Norway and Denmark may register only the smallest of blips, but for anyone involved it's the must-win fixture of the year. We were there in Bergen.. …

WALES' NEW 'UNRIVALLED' FACILITY
The Welsh Rugby Union officially opened its new National Centre of Excellence this week, providing facilities hailed as 'unrivalled' in world rugby. We hear from Academy Manager Phil Davies former Wales and Lions captain, John Dawes.

NEWS ROUND-UP
Includes news of the Official Travel Agents appointed for Rugby World Cup 2011, IRB World Rankings, Europe's Under 19 championship, the Asian Sevens Series, NZ's Ranfurly Shield and the inaugural IRB Medical Conference.

ORIOL RIPOL: RUGBY MATADOR
Although it attracts an array of talent from all over the world, England's Guinness Premiership has only been lifted by one player from Spain. Meet Barcelona-born wing and Sale Shark, Oriol Ripol.

CAROL ISHERWOOD
In recognition of the giant strides made in the women's game, the IRB recently appointed former England player Carol Isherwood as the first woman to serve on its Rugby Committee.

BUENOS AIRES PRISON: RUGBY REDEMPTION
Just outside Argentina's capital lies unit 9 of the Buenos Aires Provincial Penitentiary. It's a forbidding place where grown men live out months if not years of their lives, but where in recent times there's been fresh cause for hope. Andy Parkinson now reports on an unlikely story of crime, rugby and redemption…