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VIDEO - Recovery is key ahead of Italy match, says Cowan-Dickie

03 June 2012

  • England Under 20 prop Luke Cowan-Dickie ready for Italy Test
  • "Our focus is fully on Italy" – Cowan-Dickie

England Under 20 prop Luke Cowan-Dickie says that recovery is the key to success as he prepares to face Italy in this year’s IRB Junior World Championship opener.

Eighteen-year-old Exeter front row Cowan-Dickie was an ever present in England’s Under 20 Six Nations win, but appreciates that the JWC is a different ballgame altogether.

“The coaches have told us how physical the competition us, and that there will be a lot of demands on the body over the three week period – so recovery is key,” he said.

“We need to get that in early so we can be ready to perform at our best for the next game.

 “Our focus is fully on Italy at the moment and that’s the way it should be, we’ve played them before and we played quite well out there [England won 42-7] but we know that they are a big, strong side,” he added.