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VIDEO – New Zealand tour player diary 5 #O2InsideLine

10 June 2014

  • Care, Marler, Burrell and Wood on the player diary
  • Exclusive footage and informal chat from the New Zealand tour

In the fifth of RFUtv's New Zealand tour player diaries, England quartet Danny Care, Joe Marler, Luther Burrell and Tom Wood bring you up to date with what's been happening at the start of the second Test week.

Care and Marler invite the player diary into their hotel room in Auckland for a conversation about rooming together, fatherhood, roles on the team bus and their contrasting training sessions to start the week.

The Harlequins are on typically brilliant form and recall their last appearance on the diary – when big loose-head prop Marler had an incident with a towel bin.

Burrell and Wood talk from a team hotel after a day of training in torrential rain, discussing the importance of Tuesday sessions to team cohesion and whether the precipitation was heavy enough for forwards coach Graham Rowntree.

The chat then turns to the fabulous end to the season for the double-winning Saints, how the squad get together after fearsome domestic of battles and the merits of rooming with Alex Waller and Courtney Lawes.