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PODCAST – Wood set for the Azzurri

14 March 2014

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England are in Rome for the final act of the RBS 6 Nations following two superb home wins over Ireland and Wales.

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood looks back on the win over Wales and forward to rounding off the tournament against Italy.

The only change to the England squad is the return of Manu Tuilagi from injury and the Leicester Tigers centre is raring to go. His contribution in training is singled out for praise by captain Chris Robshaw.

Elsewhere, we catch up with Emily Scarratt, who starred against Wales for England Women. Gary Street's charges can still have a title chance if Ireland can beat France tonight and they are successful against the Azzuri on Sunday.

England Under 20 can claim the crown too but need Ireland to beat France too. Maro Itoje is focussed on making sure they get it right against Italy this evening.

We also talk to four big names in Jason Leonard, Gareth Thomas, Ryan Jones and Alex Corbisiero, who talk about the RBS Defining Moments and the Twickenham Stadium atmosphere in 2014.

And don't forget it's LV= Cup Final day at Sandy Park on Sunday. Tom Wood will be cheering on the Saints and Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter set the scene for a sell-out game between the two sides - as Exeter chase their first major trophy.

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