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PODCAST – England special from inside the camp

25 August 2011

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  • Captain Lewis Moody on his recovery and preparing for Argentina
Lewis Moody carries the ball during training

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Captain Lewis Moody speaks exclusively to the RFU.com podcast as England prepare for the final stage of the build-up to the Rugby World Cup.

Moody speaks about recovering from injury in time to play a major role in New Zealand and his confidence in his teammates ahead of the pool matches against Argentina, Georgia, Romania and Scotland.

"Picking up that knock wasn't ideal but it's well on the way to recovery and to be asked to be  captain again is one of life's real honours," he told the RFU.com podcast.

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Before England arrive in New Zealand they face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm).

We hear from boss Martin Johnson on the changes to the side and in detail from Joe Simpson, the London Wasps scrum half who will win his first cap if he comes off the bench in Dublin.

Manu Tuilagi tells us why he's excited about pairing up with Mike Tindall in the centre and Jonny Wilkinson is looking forward to being part of a new midfield combination.

And Andrew Sheridan is back in the side for the first time since the RBS Six Nations and tells us about the work he's been doing to make sure he hits the ground running.

We also catch up with news from Australia, where the England U18 side reeled off another impressive win as they prepare for this weekend's junior international.