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VIDEO – New Zealand tour player diary 7 #O2InsideLine

16 June 2014

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

In the seventh of RFUtv's New Zealand tour player diaries, England quartet Brad Barritt, Ed Slater, Ben Foden and Alex Waller bring you up to date with what's been happening at the start of the third Test week.

Barritt and Slater are out and about in the community on the day England play the All Blacks in Dunedin, taking in a grudge match at King's School.

The pair talk about the importance of engaging with the locals and the atmosphere at the team hotel as the tension builds towards the evening kick-off – and their roles to assist those playing the Test.

We also see a bit of Richard Wigglesworth, Stephen Myler and Michael Paterson on a visit to the children's ward at Dunedin Hospital.

Foden and Waller speak after the captain's run at Christchurch's AMI Stadium ahead of the midweek match against the Crusaders, where the Northampton Saints duo will make their first appearances of the tour.

They speak about the importance of the game in terms of laying down a marker for further selection and boosting squad morale ahead of the third Test in Hamilton next Saturday, before discussion of roommates on tour.