6N 2016 – England’s back-row conundrum

A few days before England’s crucial pool match against Australia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, back when the idea of Eddie Jones as England coach was unlikely in the head of anyone, the same Eddie Jones used a column in the Daily Mail to pull apart England’s chances of victory. Just a couple of weeks after his Japan team had shocked the world and South Africa with a 34-32 pool win, Jones’ credibility was at the sort of high he hadn’t enjoyed since his ACT Brumbies days about 15 years before, and while people were listening, he got a few things off his chest about England’s play, principally the breakdown. Continue reading

Lions 2013 – Locks

On Friday 11 April, tGL posted the introduction to its 2013 Lions squad, talking about the most relevant criteria for assembling the players that will represent Britain and Ireland in Australia. Here is the third instalment of our squad, the locks, and the justification for our choices. As selection is subjective by its nature, if you agree or disagree, we welcome your arguments in the comments section below… Continue reading