Dwyer criticises England

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Leicester have selected Will Greenwood and Richard Cockerill for tonight's Anglo-Welsh Cup match at Neath, despite an England squad session being staged just hours earlier.

Bob Dwyer, the Tigers coach, has openly criticised England's international match preparations, claiming his players need the latest Bisham Abbey work-out "like a hole in the head''.

"When you are playing two tough games a week, this sort of thing does not make life any easier," he said. "If the England administration thinks we are teaching the players wrong techniques, then they are welcome to talk to us about it.

"My view is that we are preparing the current Leicester side well, and there is no need for this session. When I was Australian coach, I hardly ever saw my players until three days before a Test."

Leicester, unbeaten after two Anglo-Welsh matches, retain six of the side who finished last Saturday's European Cup victory over Llanelli.

Cardiff will not switch their Heineken European Cup quarter-final against Bath on 16 November from their own Arms Park ground to the neighbouring National Ground. The club ground can hold 12,000 and it is anticipated that nearly 30,000 spectators could have been attracted to the tie.

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