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Moody wants England captaincy

Bath flanker Lewis Moody is keen to be England's full-time captain.

Team manager Martin Johnson has remained quiet as to who will wear the armband in the long term, despite naming Moody as skipper for the back end of the Six Nations and the subsequent Test series against Australia.

The 32-year-old, who has this summer made the switch from Leicester to the Recreation Ground, was quoted in the Daily Star Sunday as saying: "If Johnno still wants me to be captain - and feels I'm up to the job - I would love to do it again."

He added: "I loved being captain of my country, there's no greater honour. But that's history.

"Johnno never gives much away but we won the second Test in Sydney to square the series, only the third time England have won down there in half a century of trying.

"Now, we all start afresh. After 14 great years with Leicester, it's a whole new challenge as I begin my career with Bath.

"I have to earn their respect, then earn a place in Johnno's team.

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