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PODCAST – Lancaster, Vickerman and Ryan

09 May 2013

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England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman (C) speaks to former mentor and current England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster (R) at the Marriott London Sevens launch

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Stuart Lancaster reveals the rationale behind his selections for England's summer tour to Argentina on this week's RFU Podcast and we catch up with the key players at this weekend's Marriott London Sevens and in the Aviva Premiership semi finals.

There are 11 uncapped players in the squad that will be led by Tom Wood with matches against a South America XV in Uruguay followed by two Tests against the Pumas in Salta and Buenos Aires.

"They've been chomping at the bit and this is their chance to deliver," said the England Head Coach.

This weekend's Marriott London Sevens will see a record 110,000 two-day crowd with England looking to gather momentum with the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow to come next month.

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We catch up with Head Coach Ben Ryan and men's and women's captains Rob Vickerman and Michaela Staniford, as well as New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens.

There are two huge Premiership semi finals taking place this weekend with Leicester Tigers hosting Harlequins on Saturday and Saracens taking on Northampton Saints.

Toby Flood and Mike Brown preview the Welford Road showdown while Jim Mallinder and Owen Farrell are ready for the Allianz Park encounter.