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Benoit August playacting after James Short lashes out

Having taken an elbow to the throat from my two stone two year old this morning I am more sympathetic than I would have expected. It bloody hurt and took about two minutes to start breathing normally.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

I should add that we don't have any difficulty picking older players if they have failed to make the grade for their home nation....

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

I didn't say they were good young players ...

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

Exactly. I think Allen is a case in point - he is now unfairly tarred with the 'international failure' brush when he has done more than enough to earn another chance now that his game has a developed.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

They are the exception though - the selectors eyes are always on the youngster and sometimes they get shoved in too early (Tait for example) when some players get unfairly labelled good club players who won't make the step up.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

WIN a signed Shane Williams Front Up hoodie!

Whoever gave Shane that hoodie to sign is havin' a giraffe - it would be too big for Luke Charteris

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

Great stuff - people like Hopper (ie those who develop later) have a history of being overlooked by England as we (like many other countries) have become obsessed those who stand out as teenagers/u21s.

I hope if his form continues he comes into contention - he might be lucky that there is not massive competition in the centres at the moment beyond Manu.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Chris Robshaw named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for November

I agree as flankers there is little to choose between Croft and Robshaw - in fact Robshaw might edge it. But Croft's lineout ability always seems to see him get the nod.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Chris Robshaw named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for November

Yes he has what it takes to be captain but I think the flank spots for the 6N will be taken by Tom Croft and Tom Wood so unless he is to play at Number 8 he will be on the bench.

It is a little frustrating that a lot of our best players are all focused around the number 6 shirt.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Solly Tyibilika scores on Springbok debut vs Scotland in 2004

Cheers - interesting clarification

2 Years, 11 Months ago

 
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