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PODCAST – Cohen, Leonard and Lynagh give RWC lowdown

18 August 2011

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England wing Ben Cohen (L) hold the William Webb Ellis trophy aloft with fellow back-three member Jason Robinson

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Three World Cup winners weigh up the runners and riders for the Rugby World Cup in this week's podcast.

Ben Cohen has been busy promoting Choose Rugby, the RFU campaign encouraging more people to take part in the game.

The former Northampton Saints wing is looking forward to England hitting the ground running in New Zealand and backing their exciting back three to make an impact, led by his successor at Franklin's Gardens.

"Chris Ashton won't just sit on his wing, he'll look for work and he's very good at getting on the end of a pass. He'll track inside the ball and if someone makes half a break he'll be there,” he said.

Cohen's 2003 England teammate Jason Leonard and Australia's 1991 World Cup winner Michael Lynagh will be managing the Northern Hemisphere side at the Heroes Rugby Challenge at Twickenham on December 3 in aid of Help For Heroes.

Both believe England have the potential to go all the way in New Zealand. "England showed here in November that they can play and they're dangerous," said Lynagh.

For the full interviews download the August 18, 2011 podcast by right clicking on the link and selecting 'save as'. Or subscribe via iTunes by pasting the following url into the subscribe page

Also on this week's podcast:

  • Amy Garnett celebrates becoming the first woman to win 100 capts for England
  • London Scottish captain Lewis Calder preparing to kick off the new RFU Championship season

The podcast takes you inside English rugby from the grassroots to the elite.