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Friday, March 09, 2012

O2 Inside Line - Six Nations 2012, episode 4

England have a big test ahead of them this Sunday as they travel to Paris to take on France in a Six Nations encounter between the old foes. There's talk of revenge, and off the field, still loads of speculation about who their next coach will be.

This morning Jake White officially (as official as a Tweet can be) ruled himself out of the England coaching role, after being approached by the RFU. He's only a few months into a four year deal with the Brumbies in Australia, so has opted to be loyal to them instead.

"[It is] always hard turning down a chance to win a World Cup but rugby is about making the right decisions and that's to stay with the Brumbies in Australia," White tweeted.

While the debate continues as to who the right man for the job is, on the field the England team need to perform, which itself will go a long way to determining the outcome. Stuart Lancaster may be done some favours if revenge for the Quarter Final exit at the RWC2011 is achieved.

France will be favourites at home, but England have a decent record abroad and certain individuals should be motivated to stay a part of the 'new England' setup. A win will no doubt ensure that.

In O2 Inside Austin Healey takes on David Strettle and Charlie Hodgson in a game of Batak, we join them for tenpin bowling, and Graham Rowntree puts a young side through their paces.

To get the inside scoop on the squad, as well as fun features, match analysis and up to the minute player interviews with presenters Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths, sign up for alerts and watch O2 Inside Line on RFU TV at O2InsideLine.com / #O2InsideLine

Posted at 8:42 am | 8 comments

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Jez March 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Go England!

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Tex15 March 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Great to see the players and coaching staff interacting, but wow Austin Healey is a KNOB!

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ystuk85 March 09, 2012 2:35 pm

the english lads look like a laugh, it's a pity austin healey has to get involved. i don't think england will beat france in paris. had it been in twickenham i would have said yes, but france are always a lot harder when they play at home. not a big fan of his "we should have won", england had chances and so did wales. wales took their opportunities and there were a few poor decisions for both teams, not just england. by his logic wales should have beaten france and SA at RWC, but guess what they didn't!

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Colombes March 09, 2012 2:50 pm

i didn't know that O2 decided to continue this web tv, even after the RWC english players fails. but, despite austin Healey usual "we should have won" or "we will beat frogs" things, it is well crafted and quite fun to watch.

on sunday match, the weather forecasts will be cloudy but with no rain. don't know if we will have a beautiful match, the crunch is rarely esthetic, but more a forward contest, and at this game France are strong.

the keys of the match: tuilagi vs fofana runs and farrell vs beauxis precision

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Jaded Forward March 09, 2012 4:00 pm

I never thought I would miss James Haskell, but based on these clips it would seem that the members of the squad are only slightly less personable than a set of full-sized cardboard cutouts in England kit. Maybe they need a good round of dwarf-tossing to get limbered up for the match.

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Frenchie March 10, 2012 12:17 am

We have no chance of winning if our back line (10-12-13) plays as poorly as they did last week.
Go France!

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mikewill7 March 11, 2012 1:45 pm

Healy your hair implant is rejecting you, you prick.

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