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Mike Brown makes stunning claim in first interview since World Cup snub

Mike Brown has opened up on their Rugby World Cup heartbreak after being left out of the England squad by Eddie Jones.

The Harlequins fullback held no punches, declaring he believes remains England’s best fullback.

“I tried to put everything I had on the training field, but it wasn’t enough in the end,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.


“That’s the nature of team sport and selection – it’s one man’s opinion.”

He added: “I feel like I’m the best English full-back, and I think I showed that last season,

“I still think my game is changing and evolving all the time, and my body still feels good.

“All I can do is show on the field the player I am and the character I am. That’s what I did last year [for Harlequins], so I will just keep going.”

In regards to his alleged scrap with Ben Te’o, the fullback also made a comment.

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“I don’t feel comfortable going into details when the guys over there are preparing for a massive tournament,” Brown explained.

“People who are close to me – my friends and family, the ones who really matter – know what happened and that’s the most important thing for me.

“There will be a time when I will speak about what happened. But at the moment I have always tried to stick to the team ethos.

“It’s not for me to take attention away [from England’s World Cup preparations] and speak about other things that went on.”

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