Goode on England radar

Former Leicester fly-half invited to join training camp

Last Updated: 15/01/09 12:03pm

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Goode: Invited to train with England

Goode: Invited to train with England

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Former Leicester fly-half Andy Goode has been thrown an international lifeline after being invited to train with the England squad.

Goode won the last of his nine caps in November 2006 against South Africa - with the No.10 landing three penalties in the defeat.

However with the likes of Danny Cipriani, Toby Flood, Jonny Wilkinson, Charlie Hodgson and Shane Geraghty seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, it seemed his international career was over.

A summer move to Brive has revitalised the 28-year-old, though, and his form in the Top 14 has not gone unnoticed.

England boss Martin Johnson has now handed his former Tigers team-mate the chance to team up with the elite performance squad during their five-day stay in Portugal.

Johnson said "It was a good opportunity while we are in Portugal to see Andy and give him some training time with the EPS squad. Like a number of other players he remains on our radar."

England will leave for their training camp in Portugal on January 25 as part of their preparations for the RBS Six Nations.

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