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FEATURE – England players’ loudest Twickenham experiences: Part 1

14 February 2014

  • Ben Youngs, Tom Wood and Dan Cole on importance of home crowd
  • See their best moments ahead of Ireland visit on February 22

Home advantage is an important factor for England, with the passion of a vociferous crowd urging the players to make that last-ditch tackle, shunt a driving maul towards the try-line or get up off the floor to resume a position in the while-wall defensive line.

In advance of back-to-back matches home in the RBS 6 Nations, RFUtv spoke to members of the squad about their best – and loudest – experiences in front of the Twickenham crowd and the impact that had on the outcome.

See footage of some of Twickenham’s grandest moments in recent years, with scrum half Ben Youngs, flanker Tom Wood and tight-head prop Dan Cole explaining how it felt to be on the pitch at time.

Triple Crown-chasing Ireland are the the next visitors on Saturday, February 22, and their 30-9 humbling in 2012 – when Cole forced a penalty try and Youngs scored a classy tap-and-go clincher – crops up in conversation.