RuggaMatrix International 045 – James Haskell

Today’s show is like a 12 course meal… something for everyone. England and Stade Francais backrower James Haskell joins up with his former coach Ewen McKenzie for an in-depth chat about his life plus French and English Rugby.

Haskell features on the cover of the new Stade calendar and among the rugby questions we get to the bottom of that photo … touched up or not? His form has been terrific on field this year in the Top 14 and RuggaMatrix catches up with him just a few days out before Stade’s Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh.

We also fire in a call to Peter Hewat to preview the big HC clash in Dublin between defending champions Leinster and the Guinness Premiership’s hottest team at the moment, London Irish.

Ewen McKenzie gives us the latest on his job prospects and how his interview went with Queensland.

In-Depth Analysis this week is MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.

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