England have invited West Ham boss David Moyes to attend training ahead of their Six Nations game with Scotland.
Moyes will visit the England camp on Tuesday, four days before they play his native Scotland at Murrayfield, and he will be joined by his assistant Stuart Pearce, QPR director of football Les Ferdinand and former England manager Hope Powell.
Current England football boss Gareth Southgate, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and England cricketer Alastair Cook have previously attended training sessions.
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“It’s a sign of us doing things well that people are interested to come and have a look at how we do things,” said hooker Jamie George.
“I love my cricket so I had a good chat with Alastair Cook while he was here.
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“Antonio Conte was more interested in what the backs were up to, their speed work, more so than the scrums.
“We want to try and learn a few things from them as they are at the top of their sports as well. It’s amazing for people to come in and see that. It spurs you on to keep doing what you’re doing, to keep improving and be pioneering.
“There is a crossover in terms of sport science and the GPS data our guys produce, how they measure the heart rate and all the rest of it. It is also to do with what culture others are trying to produce, how they deal with setbacks.
“Whatever we’re going through at the minute, anything we can learn from them, we’ll take from them.”
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Owen Farrell has been passed fit to face Scotland at the setting for his Test debut knowing he will line up alongside the boyhood friend who was present as a fan when his England career began.
Farrell has recovered from an unspecified lower leg injury and will take part in Tuesday’s double training session.
Six years ago Farrell won the first of 59 caps at Murrayfield and was supported from the stands by Saracens team-mate George, who will also be in action on Saturday.
George has seen the England playmaker develop from a “big lad from Wigan” into one of the sport’s greatest players.
“I was at his first international appearance in 2012. I was randomly at a 21st birthday, but I was in the stadium when we won 13-6 – it was a thriller,” said George.
“That was a great experience for me, Murrayfield is an amazing stadium and a great experience to watch one of my mates get their first cap.
“We grew up together and started playing together when we were 14. We’re really good mates – I’m an usher at his wedding – but we were different when he first came down to Saracens.
“He was a big lad from Wigan and I was a posh guy from Hertford, but we soon hit it off.
“I’m very lucky to work with him day in, day out. It’s his maturity that’s the main thing that he’s worked on.
“He’d say himself that he was pretty raw when he first started international rugby but the way he’s developed as a leader and as a player…..he’s shown that he’s one of the best players in the world.
“He’s constantly evolving his game. He himself says that he’s a 10 but when he plays at 12 he picks incredible lines. It’s another string to his bow.”