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PODCAST – Haskell and Back on the move

07 July 2011

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  • James Haskell and Neil Back chat about their big moves this week
England flanker James Haskell in action during the RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland

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James Haskell's plans for the future includes a spell in Japan and an ambition to play in Super 15 before he returns to London Wasps next year.

The RFU Podcast caught up with the England flanker at their Surrey training base - where he's bidding for a place in Martin Johnson's 30-man squad for New Zealand - to hear about his road ahead.

"There's such a big journey with England and this camp that nothing is guaranteed but if everything works out going to Japan is a great opportunity," said Haskell.

"As an international player going to Japan you have to take responsibility, you have to deliver and I'll have to stay on my toes because I have ambitions to go on to Super 15 and then back to Wasps.

"It's also about the opportunity of doing something in my career that most players do when they finish or not at all."

This week on the RFU Podcast we also talk to two of England's 2003 World Cup winners.

Neil Back tells us why he has signed a five-year deal to coach Rugby Lions, who have ambitions to reach the Aviva Premiership under the new ownership of Michael Aland.

And Will Greenwood gives his verdict on the selection choices facing England in the build-up to the World Cup and previews the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Sevens - which kicks off next week at Bath.

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