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PODCAST – England Women head Down Under as Lions celebrate

11 July 2013

  • Lions reflect on victory and England Women kick off in New Zealand
  • Rugby medics discuss mental health issues
Alex Corbisiero, Owen Farrell and Geoff Parling celebrate

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This week, England’s Alex Corbisiero and Geoff Parling reflect on the history-making British & Irish Lions series win against Australia in Sydney.

In last week's RFU Podcast Corbisiero was preparing for the "game of a lifetime" and duly delivered with a try and a stellar scrummaging performance in the 41-16 victory.

"We've shown what the Lions is about. We've come together, we've all put our heart and souls into it," he tells us.

England's Women are in Auckland to face world champions New Zealand on Saturday morning at Eden Park (Sky Sports 1, kick-off 06:30am BST).

Head Coach Gary Street expects to find out exactly where England stand ahead of next year's World Cup with three Tests in the space of eight days.

The game's medical community have met at Twickenham for their annual conference where the mental health issues facing professional players were highlighted.

The issue was highlighted by England prop Duncan Bell on his retirement last year and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Phil Hopley tells us about the strategies being deployed to help the players.

For the full interviews, download the July 11, 2013 podcast by right clicking on the link and selecting 'save as'. Or subscribe at Feedburner at or via iTunes.