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England aim to stay ahead of the rest of the rugby world following the introduction of an ambitious Rugby Football Union three-tier national academy system.
Former Bath, England and Ireland coach Brian Ashton will be at the helm of the junior and the new intermediate national academy whose players will feed into England head coach Clive Woodward's senior squad.
Ashton will hatch his plan at the University of Bath, now the official home of both academies, with the help of seven full-time coaching staff including World Cup winner Dorian West and a team of physios and medics.
Ashton is confident he will supply Woodward with tomorrow's future world champions.