England face France later today in a Six Nations clash that would be considered by many to be the biggest game of the weekend. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Shontayne Hape and Tom Wood earlier in the week for a chat.
Hape, the former Bradford Bulls and New Zealand Rugby League player, is now a full fledged England player, having been in the country for long enough to call it home. He has recently signed for London Irish from Bath, where he switched to Rugby Union in 2008.
In this video he answers some of the questions you posed to him on the RD Facebook page, as well as a few others that we thought might be of interest.
As a bonus we were able to chat with up and coming young flanker Tom Wood, who had an excellent debut against Wales a few weeks back. Powerfully built and able to slot in the back or second row, Wood will provide England with line out options as well.
He’ll start today and in this interesting chat he spoke about what it’s like to blend in while in camp, what he thinks about coaches winding up players, and what he most looks forward to come kick off on match day.
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