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<b>15. Ben Foden (England)</b><br/>
Ben's recent performances for the Northampton Saints has really put down the marker on why he should start for England. He is a real attacking force and with his speed and ability to make ground from deep positions, this for me, makes him top player.

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Toby Flood's knees are set to give Leicester and England a problem

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Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from international rugby.

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The old ultraviolence is fine but Lawes was lucky not to see a card

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James Lawton: Johnson invests faith in Wilkinson's steady hands and lion heart

What Jonny Wilkinson has now he will have always. It is a set of certainties, an absolute understanding of what he can do and, just as crucially, what he can't

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