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Healey: England Players Selfish
DOK. (IP Logged)
12 May, 2018 22:01

Re: Healey: England Players Selfish
Kent Fan (IP Logged)
13 May, 2018 07:07
Austin is perhaps a prime example of self belief and self promotion. However the coaches skill is to blend a team into a strong unit.....look at Sarries and Exeter a mix of internationals and good young squad players.

Internationally is a finer balance as the coach has to ensure a variety of players are included in squads to prevent the impression that positions aren’t conceived as blocked by out of form incumbents but on the flip side are not continually changed damaging partnerships.

When you look at serial high performers at club level like Jackson Wray or Don Armand who rarely or never get into the playing squads that shows their clubs are rewarding them plus they have a strong team ethic.

I remember when Steve White Cooper called it a day as it seemed the slog of club rugby wasn’t going to get him into the main England team. Other factors obviously were considered but it’s a dream for most players at their start of their careers and to get close but be blocked must be a demotivator.

Re: Healey: England Players Selfish
Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2018 13:29
I agree with Austin and the article, the biggest problem for me with Eddie Jones is sticking with players who have not performed at all just because they are experienced. Experience is good and important but only if the players are playing well and to me, there has not been meritocracy to his squad selections and team selections for a while

Re: Healey: England Players Selfish
quinsfan123 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2018 21:01
Austin Healey is spot on there.

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