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VIDEO - Hignell: England fans are a noisy force

09 February 2010

  • Hignell praises fans’ contribution
  • Former England full back praises back five against Wales

Following the Twickenham stadium centenary celebrations on Saturday, former England international and BBC commentator Alastair Hignell praised the affect that England fans have at Twickenham.

Hignell, who was speaking to RFU.com after England’s 30-17 victory over Wales on Saturday, said: “The English fans over the last few years, and the Woodward era and the professional era and all that success, they’ve really made themselves into a noisy force and that’s a terrific boost to all the England rugby players.”

The former full back won 14 caps for England in the late 70’s before becoming a journalist with the BBC and he believes that the impact of of Borthwick, Haskell and Easter could propel England to their first RBS 6 Nations title since 2003.

“[Against Wales] Steve Borthwick answered a few questions as far as his lineout performance, we won a lot of good ball in the lineout. I thought Nick Easter was very good for us. I think there’s still some work to be done but it’s all set up, we’re in line and come the end of the month you could say we’re in for this, this could be the one. Let’s hope.”

 

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