Mike Brown defends Eddie Jones's high-intensity training camp

Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England vice-captain Mike Brown claims that the high-intensity sessions laid on by Eddie Jones are needed, as it leaves each player in a "good place" physically.

Mike Brown has insisted that Eddie Jones's controversial high-intensity training camp will leave England in the perfect condition for their upcoming Autumn Internationals.

The Red Rose boss has been criticised after Sam Jones broke his leg during a judo session, while Anthony Watson damaged his jaw in a separate incident.

Despite the injuries sustained so far, vice-captain Brown has defended the decision to put so much effort into each session and claims that it is the only way to get England's players into prime condition.

"We need that intensity when we meet up because international rugby is a step up," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "It's training and things happen. That's what we expect when we go to international camp.

"It puts us in a good place in terms of our preparation for South Africa. We need to make sure the intensity there, and that's the whole point of these camps. It's unlucky people got injured and hopefully they get back on the pitch as soon as possible."

England will face South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia over the next two months.

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