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Former England captain Martin Corry joins Rugby Football Union Council

Former England captain Martin Corry has replaced Richard Hill on the Rugby Football Union Council.

Corry joins as a national member after Hill took up the position of England team manager under head coach Eddie Jones.

The former England forward won 64 caps for his country between 1997 and 2007, including 19 as captain, and was a member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad.

"I'm really proud to be joining the RFU council," Corry said.

"It's something that is really special for me and a way of giving back to the game. When I played, the game was great to me and now I'd like to make the most of my experience by sharing it.

"I feel like I'm still current and in touch with how the professional players are feeling but I still have an involvement at grassroots level."

Corry is one of a number of recently-retired internationals who sit on the council including World Cup winners Jason Leonard and Maggie Alphonsi.

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