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Conor O'Shea believes Mike Brown should play at full-back for England

Last Updated: 23/12/12 7:16am

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Mike Brown: Terrific under the high ball for Quins

Mike Brown: Terrific under the high ball for Quins

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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 wants to play full-back for England, but he will play anywhere for England."
Conor O'Shea on Mike Brown

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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