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RFU Podcast - Lovejoy on the Big Game 2

23 December 2009

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Harlequins and England wing Ugo Monye dives over for a try against Wasps in 2009 at Twickenham

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Tim Lovejoy will be happy to watch from the stands on Sunday when Harlequins take on London Wasps in the Big Game 2 at Twickenham Stadium on December 27.

The former soccer AM presenter this week traded football for a first ever taste of rugby when Harlequins players Dave Strettle, Chris Robshaw and Nick Easter put him through his paces at the request of Lovejoy’s friend, former England captain Will Carling.

Lovejoy told the RFU podcast: “I’ve never played rugby and I’ve never watched it but I’ve decided to embrace it and see what I’m missing.

“I enjoy doing any kind of sport and the session was good fun but I felt really inadequate if I’m honest. I felt like a small child because I don’t have the strength or power.

“But I’m looking forward to seeing a Guinness Premiership match live. I have seen the power of these guys first hand and it’ll be interesting to see how powerful they are on the pitch.”

X factor stars Olly Murs, Jamie Afro and Lucie Jones will also be performing live before kick off to add some glitz and glamour before the big hits are dished out on the pitch.

Tickets are still available so please see the Big Game 2 event page on for further information.

To hear the interviews in full and the rest of the podcast, right click on the link and select 'save as' to download the December 23 2009 podcast or subscribe via iTunes by pasting the following url into the subscribe page

Also this week:

  • Mark Evans on why the Big Game 2's X Factor
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