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PODCAST - Teams look ahead to England v Australia

16 November 2012

  • Dan Cole, Tom Youngs and Chris Ashton feature on RFU Podcast
  • Harlequins fly half Ben Botica speaks about his time at the London club
Tom Youngs will feature in this week's RFU Podcast

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This week the RFU Podcast speaks to some of the key men ahead of the second of the QBE Internationals between England and Australia.

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Australia come to Twickenham Stadium off the back of a defeat in France. “They’ll be wounded,” says England prop Dan Cole, “but if they can beat England at Twickenham it’ll put their season right.”

In anticipation, training has gone up a notch, hooker Tom Youngs tells us, and Chris Ashton is looking forward to making his return in the only change to England’s line-up.

We also visit the Wallabies training camp where No.3 Ben Alexander is impressed by what he’s seen of England this year under Stuart Lancaster.

Their open side flanker Michael Hooper – whose dad emigrated to Australia in the 1980s – is also anticipating a special day.

In the domestic game, we reach the second round of LV= Cup matches and we hear from Harlequins’ new fly half Ben Botica – son of New Zealand’s dual code legend Frano – on his move to the Twickenham Stoop.

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