Total Rugby Radio: Jonny Wilkinson!

(IRB.COM) Thursday 12 November 2009
 
 Total Rugby Radio: Jonny Wilkinson!
The return of the king - Jonny Wilkinson is back wearing number 10 for England

Total Rugby Radio show 243, from 17:00 UK time on Thursday 12 November ...

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RENAISSANCE MAN: JONNY WILKINSON

All of England's eyes and expectations were fixed on one man making his first test appearance for 18 months at the weekend - We sit down and talk life, France and rugby with one of the game's deepest thinkers, Jonny Wilkinson.

BORN WINNER: SHAUN EDWARDS
We hear from the popular Wales, Wasps and Lions coach, who captained his country in rugby union and league - in the same week.

PLUS, we have reaction from the first autumn tests, including Wilkinson, Matt Giteau, Richie McCaw and Warren Gatland.

SPRINGBOK LEGEND: FRIK DU PREEZ
We speak with Frik du Preez, who made his international debut as a raw Springbok against England at Twickenham 48 years ago.

FRANCOIS PIENAAR: INVICTUS
This week Clint Eastwood's new film 'Invictus' was released in cinemas across America, retelling the story of how Nelson Mandela harnessed the unifying spirit of rugby to unite a nation in 1995. Morgan Freeman plays Mandela, while Matt Damon is cast as South Africa's captain, Francois Pienaar - something the Springbok great was more than happy to talk with us about!

RUGBY: CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH?
Leading Rugby physicians and administrators are meeting in London this week for the first ever IRB Medical Conference and we speak with the board's Training and Medical Manager, Mark Harrington…

NEWS ROUND-UP
IRB World Rankings, South Africa Sevens coach Paul Treu on the SA Vipers' win in Singapore, Russia's Howard Thomas as the country is chosen to host the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in 2010, Samoa's Seilala Mapusua on his hand in the Rugby Photograph of the Year Award, plus news of the IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service and Women's Rugby World Cup qualifying.