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PODCAST – Catt, Hopley, Hunter, Launchbury and Rodwell

03 May 2012

  • The latest RFU.com podcast is now available to download
  • Exclusive interview with new England coach Mike Catt tops the bill
New England Attack Coach Mike Catt

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This week’s RFU Podcast has an exclusive interview with Mike Catt following his call-up to the England coaching team.

Catt, who won 75 caps for England, will leave London Irish and join Stuart Lancaster’s coaching team for England’s game against the Barbarians on May 27 and the three summer Tests in South Africa.

“From what I’ve seen over the Six Nations and what Stuart has developed with a young England side I was very interested and very keen to move forward with him,” Catt told the RFU Podcast.

“He and Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell created something pretty special in a short space of time and I’d like to help carry that on.”

Also on this week’s podcast:

  • Rugby Players Association boss Damian Hopley on supporting players facing mental health issues
  • Head Coach Rob Hunter names his England Under 20 side for next month’s Junior World Championship
  • Young lock Joe Launchbury previews London Wasps’ battle for Aviva Premiership survival
  • Record-breaking James Rodwell heads for Glasgow with England Sevens.

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