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Q&AIt has been a great season for you personally, Saints and England. What has been the highlight?Tough question, it has been a season full of highlights but if I had to pick one then it would be England vs Australia in this autumn's Investec Series. You are renowned for your big hits. Which of these do you remember most fondly?The hit on Morgan Parra is one that stands out. (ed. Check out that hit was the last album/single you bought?Party Rock by LMFAO. We all know rugby players love a Nandos, what is your standard order and how spicy?It has got to be ten hot wings with a portion of garlic bread. Hot of course!What was your first set of wheels?Vauxhall Astra. It is bigger than I make it look!What's your TV guilty pleasure that the boys would rib you most for?I got a lot of stick off Dows (Phil Dowson) the other day for watching Embarrassing Bodies, it's a good watch. Fair to say Dows isn't a fan.Which is your favourite ground to play at other than Franklins and Twickenham?The Rec is always a place I look forward to playing at. Great atmosphere and always a warm reception.Who is the opponent you most admire/respect?That's a tough one. There are so many good players out there. If I had to choose one then it would be Sergio Parisse. If he was playing for one of the more dominant nations I think he would be regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players. The biggest tournament in world rugby is almost here, how do you think England will fare?I think we are in with a shout. If we play to our best we will do well.We know that you are a massive UFC fan. Would you ever consider stepping into the ring after your rugby career?Yeah. It would be fun but I would get battered!Courtney Lawes

SUMMER 2011WWW.ESSENTIALLYGROUP.COMHOSPITALITYThe New Year has seen a few changes to the hospitality division. Essentially Hospitality has re-branded as 'Full Access Hospitality', gaining an extra body in the process. We would like to welcome Tim James. Tim brings a wealth of experience to the division, and a number of fantastic new contacts which will only strengthen the team.The start of 2011 saw the Marriott Suites sold out for all three of England's RBS 6 Nations home games at Twickenham. The demand for these suites is growing fast and with three strong performances and swallow dives galore, feedback was, once again, outstanding. We would also like to thank Courtney Lawes, Riki Flutey, Phil Greening, Tom Rees and Tom Smith for spending time with our guests and making their experience all the more special. As England built towards a Grand Slam, interest in our Bewley's Hotel package in Dublin grew stronger. This resulted in the package selling out the week of the fixture. The Guinness flowed, as did the anecdotes of Ireland legend, Fergus Slattery. There is a fantastic summer of sport ahead and a much anticipated Wimbledon Championships has lead to a significant increase in bookings from last year. However, there are still some debenture tickets and other hospitality options available which are sure to go quickly. England's cricket team host the ICC World Cup winning Indian side in a Test Match and ODI series, as well as the World Cup runners-up Sri Lanka. Various ticket and hospitality options are available for both the Sri Lanka and India series. Private boxes are also available for the Domestic Friends Life T20 Competition at the Kia Oval. All matches are day/night fixtures kicking off at 6:30pm; these represent fantastic value for money and are perfect for client or staff entertainment after work. ACTION IMAGES