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PODCAST – Newby, Borthwick & England hopefuls

26 May 2011

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  • Newby, Borthwick, Johnson, Marler and Trinder on their big weekends
Opposing props Martin Castrogiovanni of Leicester Tigers (L) and Matt Stevens square up during the Aviva Premiership clash

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We follow the big rugby stories on the RFU.com podcast, with Twickenham Stadium crowning the 2011 Aviva Premiership champions and hosting England’s Rugby World Cup training squad hopefuls on successive days this weekend.

Opposing Aviva Premiership Final captains Craig Newby and Steve Borthwick, of Leicester Tigers and Saracens respectively, give us their thoughts on the culmination of the domestic season on Saturday.

We also hear from Sarries veteran Hugh Vyvyan, who is set to surpass England lock Simon Shaw at the top of the Premiership appearances standings if he steps of the bench at Twickenham Stadium.

With a Rugby World Cup training squad being named by Martin Johnson in late June, we get the thoughts of a trio hoping to cap their outstanding seasons by making a big impression on their first appearances in an England shirt against the Barbarians the following day: Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson, Harlequins loosehead Joe Marler and Gloucester Rugby centre Henry Trinder.

Finally, Harlequins lock Charlie Matthews gives us the lowdown on England Under 20’s imminent departure for the Junior World Championship in Italy.

For the full interviews download the May 26, 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 http://www.rfu.com/podcast/subscribe/podcast.xml.