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PODCAST – Listen to Rowntree, Wilkinson and Joseph

17 May 2012

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  • Graham Rowntree tops the bill on the unique challenges of South Africa
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree

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Graham Rowntree analyses the unique challenges facing England on this summer's tour to South Africa in this week's RFU Podcast.

We also hear from a stellar cast including Jonny Wilkinson, Iain Balshaw, Lawrence Dallaglio as well as England youngster Jonathan Joseph.

England forwards coach Rowntree has first-hand experience in South Africa as forwards coach with the British & Irish Lions in 2009 and insists any side that wants to win there has to earn the right to play at the breakdown.

He also analyses the prospects of newcomers like Tom Youngs, Graham Kitchener and Joe Launchbury in Stuart Lancaster's 42-strong squad.

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Centre Joseph , previously coached by new England man Mike Catt at London Irish, tells us he's ready to stake his claim on tour and in the Killick Cup game against the Barbarians on May 27 at Twickenham Stadium.

World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) and Iain Balshaw (Biarritz) talk about being on opposite sides on Friday night at the Stoop in the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The Dallaglio-Flintoff Cycle Slam is due to finish on Friday - raising money for Cancer Research UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital - after an epic 2,872km trek from Greece to London.

Dallaglio reports on his progress and weighs up the prospects for Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham Stadium in this weekend's Heineken Cup final.