RUGBY MUST IMPROVE ITS INCLUSIVITY, SAYS FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN

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*** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE *** England rugby star, Chris Robshaw, joins national treasure, Andi Peters, on a brand-new podcast, ‘Refuse to Snooze’, created by sleep wellness brand, eve sleep. Refuse to Snooze is available to download via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.

England rugby star, Chris Robshaw, has admitted that rugby still has its problems, saying that ‘things boil over’ on the pitch when players are under stress and, alluding to homophobia, Chris admitted that there are elements that sometimes mean ‘you’d rather not be there’.

Robshaw is the latest guest on a brand-new podcast, ‘Refuse to Snooze’, hosted by national treasure, Andi Peters, and created by sleep wellness brand, eve sleep.

After discussing unsavoury behaviour in sport, the rugby star concludes that rugby is ‘going in the right direction’ and becoming more accepting. Discussing his teammates, Chris tells Andi about Joe Marlow’s 200kg bench-press and how you might want to think twice about cooking for bottomless pit, Billy Vunipola.

In episode two, Andi and Chris tackle everything from fitness culture and England’s toughest trainers, to inclusivity in sports, with Chris also revealing that his toughest ever opponent was the former French rugby player, Sébastien Chabal. A 6’4 sportsman who Chris describes as ‘like a huge caveman’, Chris recounts his experience trying to tackle Chabal after which he ‘woke up in the changing room’.

The Refuse to Snooze podcast is a five-part series, each consisting of 9-minutes of fast-paced discussion designed to replace the snooze button, which eve sleep recently identified (with the help of experts) as being harmful to the UK’s physical and mental health.

Instead of falling into sleep inertia, listeners are encouraged to wake up with Peters and guests discussing everything from careers and motivation to relationships and parenting.

Refuse to Snooze podcast host, Andi Peters said: “I’m really excited to be working with eve sleep as the host of their Refuse to Snooze Podcast – particularly as I am a lover of mornings and never hit the snooze button. I hope listeners enjoy listening to the series as much as I enjoyed recording it, and it becomes an uplifting start to their day for the next few weeks”.

eve sleep’s CEO, James Sturrock said: “From our research it is clear, the British public is suffering from poor sleep, so they have to rely on the snooze button to get them out of bed. Instead of snoozing we hope Brits across the country will instead choose to wake up with our podcast and have a healthier, happier start to their morning after a great night’s sleep”.

The creation of the podcast marks eve sleep’s latest chapter on its mission to urge Brits across the nation to refuse to snooze away their mornings. Following an open letter to Apple and a report published by neuroscience and psychology experts, eve wants to educate the nation on the negative effect the snooze button is having on the physical and mental health of over 80% of Brits who regularly choose to put off the day.

The podcast was launched last week with TV presenter and philanthropist, Katie Piper. A new episode will be released every Monday at 6.30am until Monday 6th May, with guests including presenter Anna Richardson, model Jodie Kidd and Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo.

Refuse to Snooze is available to download via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.

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