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England players burst into song
ESPN Staff
June 22, 2014

While results on the pitch could have been better during their tour to New Zealand, England certainly hit the right note with this a cappella rendition of soul classic 'Lean on Me'.

The squad were invited to sing a song during a trip to a traditional Maori marae in Hamilton, the venue for their third Test defeat by the All Blacks. Following a quick rehearsal aboard the team bus, the players delivered a surprisingly-tuneful version of the Bill Withers hit.

'Lean on Me' appears to be something of a favourite for lead vocalist Danny Care. Back in 2009, he admitted in an interview with the Guardian that he would sing the tune on the X Factor if given the chance.

Providing some accomplished backing vocals is Ben Foden, perhaps unsurprisingly given his marriage to popstar Una Healy. But who knew second-row Geoff Parling had such a sweet-sounding voice?

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