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Dickson’s World Cup dream

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The scrum-half, whose 18 caps have all come during Stuart Lancaster’s time as head coach, enjoyed an excellent 2014/15 in black, green and gold and also captained his country to victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham in May.

Ben Youngs and Richard Wigglesworth were the nines of choice for the senior England setup during the Six Nations, but Dickson says he will be giving it everything to work his way into contention.

“Whatever happens over the next couple of months, I want to stand up and be proud of what I’ve done and know that I haven’t left anything outside,” he told EnglandRugby.com.

“Individually, I’ve just got to be myself. That’s what I live my life on. I’ve got my points of difference – fitness is one of those, leadership is another.

“The fitness stuff over the last couple of weeks has been my forte. I’ve been really trying to push myself through that. The next couple of weeks will be a bit more rugby orientated. I’ve got to make sure I stand up there.

“It’s my dream to play in this World Cup and I’ll do everything I can to make that happen.”