Thursday, April 05, 2007

England ring in the changes

January 3, 2007

Newly appointed England head coach Brian Ashton has rung in the changes.

Phil Vickery has been named as England captain in place of Martin Corry. Backliner Jason Robinson has been recalled to the squad for the Six Nations, 15 months after he retired from Test rugby. (Count me a skeptic!) The permanently injured World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson also features -- but he's injured again and won't be ready for the Scotland test. Former Great Britain rugby league star Andy Farrell is a controversial selection and one of four uncapped players in the 33-man squad. (I'm not even sure Ashton knows if he'll play Farrell in the loose-forwards or the backline!!) And it looks like the end of the road for Lawrence Dallaglio. More details here.


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