Lancaster plans 'Mile High' camp

Date published: September 9 2014

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England are planning to spend two-weeks at a training camp at altitude in Denver in preparation for next year's World Cup.

England are planning to spend two-weeks at a training camp at altitude in Denver in preparation for next year's World Cup.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Stuart Lancaster has made the decision to return to the Mile High City in Colorado and the facilities in Glendale, which he knows from his time with the England Saxons.

The decision follows some internal questions after the June tour of New Zealand, where England's fitness came under the spotlight during the 3-0 series defeat.

And while the camp is planned for July, a full two months before the start of the tournament, it is hoped it will help the squad avoid becoming stale during the long build-up to the showpiece event.

England may take on the USA in a training game while they are in the States, although that is still under discussion.

Once they are finished in Denver, England will return home to take on France (twice) and Ireland in warm-up games in August.

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