Friday, February 04, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 6 - Wales vs England preview

02 Inside Line - Episode 6 - Wales vs England preview

The O2 Inside Line segment is back with the first show of the year, ready for you to watch ahead of tonight's Wales vs England game. We hear from 'twins' Dylan Hartley and Chris Ashton, see James Haskell struggling to fit into man-sized suits, and get thoughts from Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths.

Wales coach Warren Gatland caused a stir recently with his comments about England hooker Dylan Hartley's credentials, amongst other things. Hartley fields a question about that in this clip, and as you can see, it doesn't seem to have affected him too much. If anything, its probably pumped him up and he'll be giving his all tonight.

His twin, Chris Ashton, seems to think he's the better looking of the two, as Abi wasn't shy about asking the two what their experiences have been like with mix-ups based on their looks.

James Haskell shows us that his time in France has done him no harm as he strips off to get some suits fitted, while George Chuter gets behind the camera, giving you inside access to the England camp and their goings on in the week leading up to a big 6 Nations game.

It's an enjoyable episode, especially the Ashton & Harley interview, so have a watch and look out for more next week from Austin and Abi as they'll reflect on the weekend's results, as well as look forward to England's next big game.

To get the inside scoop on the squad, as well as fun features, match analysis and up to the minute player interviews with presenters Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths, sign up for alerts and watch O2 Inside Line on RFU TV at

Posted by Rugbydump at 12:13 pm | View Comments (15)

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Jon February 04, 2011 12:57 pm

That's got the juices flowing nicely...come on England!

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Rob February 04, 2011 1:02 pm

I'm surprised that room was big enough to hold james haskell's ego to be honest...

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Laz February 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Agreed! He is a beast of a man though. Hope to see him getting some solid game time.

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WelshOsprey February 04, 2011 1:13 pm

Cant fucking wait

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 1:34 pm

Haskell is an insufferable twat isnt he.

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Yeah Haskell did look a bit of a tw@ there didn't he? Still he is massive, don't think I'd tell him.

Never noticed the Ashton/Hartley similarities before!

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 1:49 pm

Waw 5 articles on wales-england this week.
it sounds like France, Ireland, Scotland or Italy don't play this week-end, nor this year tournament.

for tonight, i bet on a very thight score: wales 23 - 20 England

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 1:52 pm

Don't worry all there is only one week of dreary NH rugby before the SH season kicks off.

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Colombes February 04, 2011 2:09 pm

Anyone noticed that england official jacket is "eden park"
quite ironic to see an english squad wearing a french "rugby" brand made by ex-french players (blanco, mesnel, blanc, lafond)

maybe the sign that this english team wants to play in a french way ;)

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Alexander February 04, 2011 2:22 pm

Loving the banter between 'the twins'. Would've been nice if those present would've put Haskell in his place though ha! Should be a cracking match tonight, even for us in the 'northern hemisphere' (hemisphere argument = moronic)!!!!!

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Jim February 04, 2011 5:08 pm

god haskell is a prick. bloody gym monkey. anybody else notice hartleys kiwi twang coming out?

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 6:01 pm

why have the last few posts just been about one match when there are two more this weekend as well?

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Greiffel February 04, 2011 6:06 pm

Biggest, and first, game of the weekend.

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Anonymous February 05, 2011 1:55 am

I generally try not to be judgemental, but Haskell seems like the worlds biggest gobshite.

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goodNumber10 February 05, 2011 11:39 am

"I generally try not to be judgemental, but i'm going to be anyway."


The guys a young lad playing at a level non of you will ever get close to... think he can be whatever he wants.

Agree with comments about the other games? how about some footage from 95 or 99?

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