Brown defends England training

Brown defends England training

England full-back Mike Brown believes there was nothing wrong with the training camp that saw three players suffer injuries.

The row has been raging between the RFU and the Aviva Premiership clubs after Wasps back-rower Sam Jones broke his leg, Bath wing Anthony Jones sustained a broken jaw and Exeter flyer Jack Nowell tore his quad.

Questions have been raised over the thinking behind Eddie Jones' training camp and why three serious injuries were picked up by members of the national set-up.

However vice-skipper Brown believes the camp was just what was required for England ahead of some bruising autumn internationals, starting with South Africa on November 12.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: "That's what we expect when we go to international camp.

"It was spot on, there were guys there for the first time who really put their hands up, and there were those who have been there the whole time [under head coach Eddie Jones] that continued where we left off.

"It puts is in a good place in terms of our preparation for South Africa. We need to make sure the intensity there, and that's the whole point of these camps.”

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