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RFU Podcast - Mapletoft on England's bright future

18 December 2009

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England Under-20s coach Mark Mapletoft

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The future’s white and bright for England as they look to complete a clean sweep over Australia Schools on Saturday.

After two victories for U19 Regional England Academies and England  Under-18s over the tourists, it’s now left to the England Academies to try and make it four from four at Cinderford (2pm).

And England Under-20s coach Mark Mapletoft told the RFU Podcast: "We can take a lot from these results, not just in terms of the wins but also the manner in which the teams have played.

"We’ve achieved the 30 point mark in each of the three matches so that’s a credit to the ambition the players show and the style of rugby we want these lads to try and develop.

"It’s given us a good opportunity to have a good look at somewhere in the region of 60 players so far within that under-18 and under-19 system which is a good screening process for us to see how the players are developing."

To hear the interviews in full and the rest of the podcast, right click on the link and select 'save as' to download the December 17 2009 podcast or subscribe via iTunes by pasting the following url into the subscribe page

Also this week:

  • Parisien affair – 2009 IRB Sevens Player of the Year Ollie Phillips on life across the Channel
  • Presidential address – RFU President John Owen on his first half year in office

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