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Conor O'Shea believes Mike Brown should play at full-back for England
He wants to play full-back for England, but he will play anywhere for England.
Conor O'Shea on Mike Brown
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Conor O'Shea believes Mike Brown is good enough to play at full-back for England following his performance for Harlequins on Saturday.
Brown was impressive under the high ball as the Aviva Premiership leaders ground out an 18-9 victory at Northampton.
He started England's last two autumn internationals on the wing and although Brown would play anywhere in an England shirt, his preferred position is at No 15.
"He liked being back at full-back," said Quins director of rugby O'Shea. "He wants to play full-back for England, but he will play anywhere for England, he would play at prop for England. He was outstanding for us today.
"It is a fabulous position for England to be in with Browny, Alex Goode and Ben Foden, they are pretty rich in that position. (Stuart) Lancaster wants to see players putting their hand up for selection.
"It was a great team performance today, Nick (Easter) will keep knocking on the door, and he is in incredible shape.
"I just saw in our senior guys through the week a mentality that they wanted to come here and make a statement. That is 14 wins out of 17 in all competitions and we are playing poorly I am being told."
Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder criticised the decision not to go to the television match official to review a disallowed Ben Foden try in the first half.
"It is ridiculous, why have technology and not use it?" said Mallinder. "The players did ask and he (referee Wayne Barnes) said because he had already called the forward pass then you don't go upstairs.
"You would love to get five or maybe seven points but you have to accept those things happen, and we need to look at our parts of the game we didn't get quite right today."
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Aviva Premiership Table
|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
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