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RBS SIX NATIONS
We preview the first round of the RBS Six Nations 2010 in the company of all six countries. From defending champions Ireland we hear from Brian O'Driscoll, and we also speak with Wales' Ryan Jones and Warren Gatland, England Manager Martin Johnson, France coach Marc Lievremont, Scotland boss Andy Robinson and Italy's South African coach, Nick Mallett.
KEITH WOOD ON IRELAND
Much of the talk building into this year's Six Nations has been focused on Ireland. Fiercely represented in the Heineken Cup and with a settled look to the national side, can they follow last year's Grand Slam with another? A question we put to former captain Keith Wood.
WOMEN'S SIX NATIONS: CATHERINE SPENCER
While 18 months still remain before next year's Rugby World Cup, in the Women's Game time is running short. England hosts the sixth World Cup event in August, which adds an extra frisson to this year's Six Nations. We hear from their captain, Catherine Spencer.
SEVENS WORLD SERIES HITS WELLINGTON
While the Six Nations dominates in the North, New Zealand hosts the decade's first major Sevens tournament at the weekend, the NZI Sevens. We're there to preview the event.
SEREVI IS BACK!
For all of the excitement driven by last year's historic Olympic success, the Sevens game somehow isn't quite the same without Waisale Serevi. Which is why this weekend feels all the more complete. Fiji's most famous son is back, this time as coach of Papua New Guinea and we speak exclusively with him.
RUSSIA CLOSE IN ON FIRST WORLD CUP
2010 is potentially a massive year for Russian rugby. Four places are still up for grabs at next year's World Cup, two of them to European sides, and as the crucial European Nations Cup kicks back into action this weekend, Steve Diamond's side lies in second place. We speak with the coach.
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