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VIDEO – New Zealand tour player diary 6 #O2InsideLine

13 June 2014

  • Brookes, Parling, Vunipola and Twelvetrees on the player diary
  • Exclusive footage and informal chat from the New Zealand tour

In the sixth of RFUtv's New Zealand tour player diaries, England quartet Kieran Brookes, Geoff Parling, Billy Vunipola and Billy Twelvetrees bring you up to date with what's been happening at the end of the second Test week.

Brookes and Parling, teammates for a season at Leicester Tigers a couple of years ago, talk from Dunedin airport after being treated to a school haka and a bagpipe guard of honour after flying in from Auckland.

The forwards also discuss Thursday’s important training session when match-day roles and crucial details are ironed out.

Vunipola and Twelvetrees chat to the diary from the Forsyth Barr Stadium after the captain’s run under the roof, discussing how the players lead the session and the atmosphere in the dressing room before a big game.

Twelvetrees also reveals his special welcome at Dunedin Airport from a local radio reporter as the duo explain the attention on them in the city ahead of the second Test on Saturday.