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Variety, they say, is the spice of life and there’s been plenty of it on the World Service this week: from Ken on whether Harry Kane will get the Spurs exit he’s wrangling for, to US Murph on the LeBron – Steph Curry showdown we were gifted, to our conversation with World Rugby chief medical officer Dr Éanna Falvey about the complex relationship between rugby and concussion, which we’ll be releasing tomorrow.

The show that a lot of members felt was one of the best we’ve ever put out, though, was the latest edition of the Player’s Chair, where Meath legend Liam Hayes joined Richie Sadlier and spoke really honestly and movingly about the death of his brother by suicide, his own mortality and his relationship with his playing past.

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