Ben Foden ready to compete with Delon Armitage for full-back position during RWC 2011

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Ben Foden ready to compete with Delon Armitage for full-back position during RWC 2011
English star, Ben Foden, is ready to compete with Delon Armitage for the full-back position for England during the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2011. The full-back is on high alert after the re-emergence of their veteran back-row Delon Armitage, who made
an impressive comeback for his side in International rugby against Wales on August 6 and scored a valuable try for his side. Ben Foden told the media on August 10 that with the recovery of Delon Armitage from a shoulder injury, he feels extra pressure to assert
his position in England’s final squad for RWC 2011.
Talking to the journalists, Foden said that he was in a fix with the return of Armitage as he delivered an outstanding performance against Wales. He confessed the fact that although Armitage is a friend, he certainly feels immense pressure after his return
to the English side.
His statement has come out after Delon Armitage told the media on August 7 that he is ready to take back the full-back’s jersey from Ben Foden. Armitage played his first International match for England after the absence of 17 months. Armitage, who had missed
number of matches of his national side, expressed his feeling in an emotional way and said that he did not want to miss anything more for England.
Meanwhile, Foden said on Wednesday that, “There's more pressure than ever on me this weekend. Delon's a good friend of mine so it's good to see him back playing so well - but it definitely puts the pressure back on myself and the ball is back in my court.
When I get a chance to put the shirt back on I need to perform well. Delon's getting back to the form he showed in 2009 and I've got to make sure I match that and keep my nose ahead.”
Foden further said that, “It's one of my dreams to go to a World Cup and I am feeling the pressure a bit.
England is currently engaged in a three matchs' warm-up series against Wales to make it prepared for forthcoming global show in New Zealand. England has one the opening match against Wales by 23-19 and will play the next match of the series on August 13
in Cardiff.



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