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'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'

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Joe Marler to start for England following Alex Corbisiero's Lions call-up

England take on Argentina on Saturday

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Joe Launchbury relishing England tour of Uruguay and Argentina

The Wasps lock enjoyed an outstanding breakthrough season

London Irish's Marland Yarde scores against the Barbarians

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Freddie Burns It will be no surprise if he is part of England's creative axis at the World Cup

Quintet seek harmony to pass England Test audition

Chance for Burns, Twelvetrees, Joseph, Wade and Yarde to excite against Baa-Baas

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Christian Wade was “shocked and humbled” to learn he had gone one better than Jonny Wilkinson by scooping a unique double at the Rugby Players' Association awards.

Former England international Tom Voyce announces retirement

The wing was part of London Welsh's squad in the Aviva Premiership this season

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Tom Youngs takes player of the season - but what about the rest of the squad?

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Leicester hooker Tom Youngs wins Aviva Premiership Player of the Year

Youngs was rewarded for a campaign in which he made his England debut and was called up by the British and Irish Lions

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There are now 22 confirmed players in a strong squad

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Gareth Steenson struck a penalty in the 79th minute to clinch a remarkable 40-39 victory for Exeter against Gloucester in front of a full house at Sandy Park.

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