ESPN SCRUM

/ England

/ News

England in New Zealand 2014
Foden targets England recall
ESPN Staff
May 10, 2014
Ben Foden is currently behind Mike Brown and Alex Goode in the England pecking order © Getty Images
Enlarge

Ben Foden is hopeful of earning a spot on the plane to New Zealand with England and is keen to lay down a marker over the last few games of the season for Northampton.

Foden starts at fullback for Northampton against Wasps on Saturday but while his club form has been impressive, he has found his England prospects more frustrating. He played the autumn internationals on the wing and then missed the Six Nations through injury but after conversations with England coaches Mike Catt and Andy Farrell, he knows he has a chance of making the squad for the trip to New Zealand.

"Obviously there are names predominantly down for the tour but there are midweek games, there are Tests, there are internationals going on when players competing in the Aviva Premiership Final won't be involved, so a lot of things come into the equation," Foden told the Daily Mail. "There are a lot of guys playing well in my position though, the likes of Mike Brown and Alex Goode for instance.

"There is just a lot of competition in the squad. For me it's just about looking after my body and making sure that I'm doing the best I can for Northampton Saints and if the international call-ups come they come, if not then I will go away, work harder and hopefully put the pressure on them. There is a lot of play for, some big games coming up for me to showcase what I can do."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Football

    Hazard: I can't believe I'm scoring headers for Chelsea

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard believes playing in the Premier League has made him a better player

  • Rugby

    Scrappy Waratahs battle past stubborn Blues

    New South Wales Waratahs have overcome a night of dreadful handling to defeat a stubborn Blues outfit by 12 points in Sydney

  • Formula 1

    Hamilton beats Vettel to pole in the wet

    Lewis Hamilton just took pole position ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 0.074s at the Malaysian Grand Prix as rain played a factor in a tense qualifying session in Sepang

  • Formula 1

    McLaren won't be getting knocked out in Q1 for long - Alonso

    Fernando Alonso is confident McLaren will not be getting knocked out of Q1 for long this season despite his first qualifying session with McLaren leaving him 18th on the grid at the Malaysian Grand Prix

  • Rugby

    Highlanders' power game too much for Stormers

    The Highlanders have hit back from last week's narrow loss to the Hurricanes with a powerful display against the Stormers at Forsyth Barr Stadium

  • Formula 1

    F1 cost cutting: Not putting money where the mouth is

    Mudslinging and an agreement on something that will never happen, it's all in a day's work for a Formula One boss, as Maurice Hamilton explains...

  • Formula One

    Tough at the top

    Who has driven in the most GPs before taking pole position?

  • Rugby

    Unsavoury sledging did not end with Potgieter

    Fallout continues from the NSW-Brumbies derby, with one Tahs forward - not Potgieter - surprised by other unsavoury comments during the game, Greg Growden reports

  • Rugby

    Super Rugby preview, team news, line-ups: Round 7

    Greg Growden previews Super Rugby round 7. We've also got key stats, team news and all the line-ups to inform your ESPN Footytips Super Rugby picks

  • Formula 1

    Storm clouds gather in Malaysia

    Will Mercedes dominate again? Can anybody catch up with the help of a rainstorm? And will the Red Bull/Renault relationship tear itself apart? All those questions and more will be answered at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix

  • News
  • Features

Sponsored Links

Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income