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Laura Woods reveals she used to play rugby in unexpected position

TalkSport breakfast presenter Laura Woods has revealed that she used to play rugby union while at school when speaking on her show this morning.

Woods, who was presenting alongside former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, was interviewing Saracens hooker Jamie George ahead of the Premiership final.

The formidable Saracens side, who fell short of securing their sixth title last season, are poised to clash with Sale Sharks in the Premiership final on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 15:00 BST.

“Not many know this but I actually played rugby while at school,” said Woods.

“I actually played the same position as Jamie (hooker), but got beaten up and injured too much for my liking.”

Her split from rugby star:

Woods frequently appears on our TV screens as a sports presenter working for the likes of Sky Sports and ITV Football, as well as on our radio waves for talkSPORT, so it may come as a surprise to realise the star isn’t very vocal about her personal side.

It appears that she doesn’t have a partner in 2022, and is currently single. 

Woods, who presents the morning show one TalkSPORT, was previously in a relationship with England international Alex Corbisiero. 

However, their romance came to an end after eight years and Laura revealed the break-up was her choice. 

Speaking to The Sun, she explained: ‘It was my decision – it was the right one and I’ve never regretted it.

“We’d lived in each other’s pockets and breaking up with him felt like coming up for air.

“The next thing for us was probably marriage and having kids. And I do want that one day – I love being in love and I love kids.”

She added: “I’ve prioritised work because I love that too and my ambitions are important to me.”

Meet Each Countries Six Nations WAGs 

Welcome to out Six Nations Wags special.

Rugby fans the world over will be glued to their screens this weekend as the 2022 Six Nations kicks off in style with the first round matches. 

While fans of all sides will be hoping for a victory, there will be no one more invested in the action than the players’ wives and girlfriend.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will each be supported by their own army of accomplished – and glamorous – women, many of whom will make the journey to cheer on from the stands.


Gillian Hogg, wife of Stuart Hogg

Both hailing from Hawick, their parents are friends. However, the Glasgow Warriors fullback disclosed that he spent months trying to ask her out, but she disregarded his attempts.

“We eventually got together,” he says.

“After a few months of chasing her, she eventually caved in, thankfully, and we’ve been together ever since.”

They now have three young children – Archie, Olivia and George.

Anneka Madgett, girlfriend of Ali Pice

The Youtuber’s content encompasses self-love, mental health, fashion, makeup, food, and fitness. With 226,000 followers across social, her videos have been viewed over 18 million times.

Ali and Anneka, both 27, recently started living together in August of last year and Ali has expressed his enjoyment of their shared living arrangement.

Annabel Jones, wife of Huw Jones

The couple have thought to have met in Glasgow, and he describes the blonde bombshell as “his everything”.

They are known to jet across the globe together and racked up visits to Monaco, Barcelona and the Bahamas in 2019 alone before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

The pair got married last week in Ibiza.