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VIDEO – New Zealand tour player diary 3 #O2InsideLine

03 June 2014

  • Cipriani, Yarde, Kvesic, Pennell and the Burns brothers on the player diary
  • Exclusive footage and informal chat from the New Zealand tour

In the third of RFUtv's New Zealand tour player diaries, England’s Danny Cipriani, Marland Yarde, Matt Kvesic, Chris Pennell, Freddie Burns and Billy Burns bring you up-to-date with what's been happening at the start of the Auckland Test week.

Cipriani and Yarde speak from a grassroots coaching event at Ponsonby Rugby Club in Auckland, discussing why getting out and about at community events is important to the squad – and James Haskell’s exuberant coaching style.

Former Worcester teammates Kvesic and Pennell are together again with England and after explaining what the forwards and backs were doing in their split sessions on a Monday morning, the on-tour roommates move onto lighter topics. “Strong” middle names and sleep-talking are on the agenda.

England fly half Freddie is joined by younger brother and England Under 20 No.10 Billy, who is playing in the Junior World Championships in Auckland, to round off the bumper edition of the diary.

The siblings sit down in local coffee shop to talk about competitiveness, their differences as fly halves and what it means to their family to have two Burns representing their countries.