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Fans urged to sing out for England

England fans are being invited to lend their voices to a new version of 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' that is to be used as the team's official single for 2015.

The Rugby Football Union's 'Every Voice Counts' campaign has been devised to find supporters to contribute to the track that will be released in September, just days before the World Cup is launched at Twickenham.

Entries can be recorded and submitted through England's Facebook page or through Instagram by putting forward the rendition of the chorus and hashtagging the entry with #carrythemhome.

The RFU is also inviting rugby clubs, schools, universities, businesses and supporters present at Twickenham on match days to record their contributions.

"The boost supporters give players cannot be underestimated and they really are a 16th man," head coach Stuart Lancaster said.

"2015 will be a huge year for England and we want the whole nation to feel part of it.

"Whether you're a rugby club, a school, a group of supporters watching a game or an aspiring singer, we want everyone to help us in 2015.

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot has always been the crowd's song and we think it's only right that every England supporter gets the chance to sing it to help carry the team home in 2015.

"When the team knows that the whole nation is behind them it really makes the difference."

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