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Steve Borthwick confirmed as England rugby captain

Steve Borthwick confirmed as England rugby captain

Steve Borthwick was confirmed as England rugby union captain on Monday.
The 29-year-old Saracens lock replaced the injured Phil Vickery to fill the role this year during England's tour to New Zealand and led the team with sufficient authority to keep it.
Vickery, who is also in the 32-man England squad which gathered for training Sunday to prepare for November tests against the Pacific Islanders, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, is not certain to start because of competition for his place from Matt Stevens.
Borthwick first captained England in this year's Six Nations match at Italy and led Bath to the European Challenge Cup title before opting to join Saracens.
England hosts the Pacific Islanders on Nov. 8 before playing the other southern hemisphere teams on the following three Saturdays.


Updated : 2021-06-13 13:44 GMT+08:00