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PODCAST – Brown, O’Shea, Bosch and Rodwell

27 March 2014

  • Hear Mike Brown on receiving the RBS Player of the Championship award
  • James Rodwell prepares for 50th tournament for England Sevens
Conor O'Shea

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Mike Brown’s sensational form throughout the 2014 RBS 6 Nations was deservedly rewarded last week with the RBS Player of the Championship award, voted for by the public.

The full back was truly exceptional throughout the campaign, and the RFU Podcast caught up with him to get his reaction to clinching such a prestigious gong.

One man who has kept a very close eye on Brown’s rapid rise over the past few seasons is Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea.

After seeing his side outmuscled by Saracens at Wembley on Saturday, the former Ireland international was on hand to give us his thoughts – both on England’s number 15 and the remainder of the Aviva Premiership campaign.

Marcelo Bosch crossed for the last of Saracens’ five tries to punctuate that comprehensive 39-17 victory last weekend.

A world record crowd of 83,889 were there to witness the occasion, giving the Argentina centre a fantastic insight into the venue at which he hopes to represent the Pumas against champions New Zealand during Rugby World Cup 2015.

He told the RFU Podcast about those aspirations and how easy it has been to fit in at Allianz Park.

Finally, England Sevens stalwart James Rodwell has his 50th consecutive tournament appearance to look forward to in Hong Kong.

Starting on Friday, he hopes to deliver a first cup win of the campaign for Simon Amor’s charges and make up ground on leaders South Africa at the summit of the HSBC Sevens World Series ladder.

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