Sevens commentator Keith Quinn looks back on the Wellington Sevens event and ahead to USA, USA coach Mike Friday looks at the trends occuring on the HSBC Sevens World Sseries,  Wales star Jamie Roberts talks Six Nations and we're in Exeter for the second of our Rugby World Cup city guides

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Brian O'Driscoll looks ahead to the Six Nations, Andrew Mehrtens talks sevens and Rugby World Cup, Australia's Nathan Sharpe discussess the form of the top teams going into a Rugby World Cup year and we get the first in our series of Rugby World Cup city guides

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Sean Fitzpatrick, Tomas Castaignede and Agustin Pichot on the state of the game

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Sir Clive Woodward, Chelsea football club's Tim Harkness, Sporting Edge's Jeremy Snape and former Black Fern, Anna Richards discuss the use of mind games in sport.

This programme was recorded in November at the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition before the IRB rebranded to 'World Rugby'.

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This panel debate explores how technological advancements, media fragmentation and increased availability of data are shaping engagement in sports media.

The panel also discusses how the impact of social media and new methods of fan engagement on-air and online can be used to develop audiences and enhance commercial value.


This programme deals with the issue of concussion in rugby, it's impact on players and how it effects the overall game, the medical research and analysis and the action being taken to protect the welfare of players.


A look at the greatest threats to the sport's integrity and what can be done to eradicate them. The panel discusses how education for players, coaches and unions can help in the battle against issues such as doping and match fixing. The panel also looks at discrimination in sport and how prejudices against race, gender and sexuality can be banished.


A programme about how the values and character that shape the game impact upon how companies and brands engage with the sport from a sponsorship perspective.


Show discussing how rugby can make a success of the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio and how the sport can ensure it becomes a permanent fixture on the Olympic Sports programme.

This programme was recorded in November 2014 before the IRB rebranded to 'World Rugby'


Rugby World Cup - Past and Future - Ahead of what promises to be a record-breaking tournament in England, a distinguished panel moderated by TV presenter Gabby Logan, gathered in London to look forward to Rugby World Cup 2015. With Japan Rugby 2019 preparing to be the first Asian host, the panel discussed the importance of planning, innovation, delivery and legacy on past and future Rugby World Cups as the tournament prepares to reach out to a new frontier.

Panel members included Alan Gilpin, Head of Rugby World Cup, Debbie Jevans, England Rugby 2015 CEO, Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby CEo and Akira Shimazu, Japan Rugby 2019.

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