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PODCAST – Hill’s tribute to Wilkinson

16 December 2011

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England Rugby World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson (L) and Richard Hill

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Richard Hill pays a revealing personal tribute to his friend and teammate Jonny Wilkinson in this week’s RFU Podcast.

We also catch up with Harlequins award-winning captain Chris Robshaw and check out some stars of the future.

England Sevens head coach Ben Ryan reviews the first three legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series and assesses the potential of star wing Dan Norton.

And we speak to young Exeter Chiefs flyer Jack Nowell at the England Under 20 training camp in Portugal.

For the full interviews download the December 15, 2011 podcast by right clicking on the link and selecting 'save as'. Or subscribe via iTunes by pasting the following url into the subscribe page http://www.rfu.com/podcast/subscribe/podcast.xml.

Fly half Wilkinson has been showered with praise following his decision to end his international career this week after winning 91 England caps.

Fellow World Cup winner Hill speaks about training and playing with Jonny - “He just pushed himself to the limit all the time” – the time they spent together off the pitch and his teammate’s willingness to give his time to others.

“We’ve been very lucky to have such an outstanding role model,” adds Rugby Players Association CEO Damian Hopley.

The RFU Podcast takes you inside English rugby from the grassroots to the elite.