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U18s - Alex Cole
Saint Dom (IP Logged)
01 December, 2017 10:39
Piece on Alex Coles, Northampton Saints, quoted in

“Coles is a name we could well be talking about in a competition with the likes of Isiekwe and Charlie Ewels for an England spot alongside Maro Itoje in a few years’ time. He is the dynamic, fleet type of second row that is currently flourishing in the Premiership, English national team and world rugby in general, as teams slowly but surely move away from the more limited role of the old school enforcers.

“As with any player at this level, there is a rawness still to Coles, but he is certainly on the right track to rounding off the rough edges and polishing what is already a pretty impressive skill set. He could be a long-term partner to David Ribbans in the Northampton engine room, something which would free up Courtney Lawes to play in his adopted position on the blindside.”

*I could agree with you - but then we'd both be wrong...*

Re: U18s - Alex Cole
SaintMaul (IP Logged)
01 December, 2017 13:31
Sounds like a good prospect. Is there more bio on him (age, height, weight), Clips of him playing as I haven't heard of him before?

Re: U18s - Alex Cole
Nath-coys (IP Logged)
01 December, 2017 13:53
Very highly rated, watched him play last year and was impressed.
There is actually a lot of Talent in our Academy at the moment.
Hope too see it filtering threw too the first team over the next few years.

Re: U18s - Alex Cole
shendy (IP Logged)
01 December, 2017 18:20
The write-up was ahead of the U18 Prem competition, so he's young!

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