Fully expected to see jth back but amazed about brown. despite awful conditions he had yet another storming game against wuss on saturday. Unless you count manu we have no back 3 cover at all. what more must he do to get some game time for england? being the best fullback in the country is clearly not the way forward
Youngs, dowson and croft all rewarded for their continued excellent form. Media hype and handily placed father guarantee farrell's selection in the team from now on despite no obvious attacking ability. Great kicking admittedly, great defence too, but nothing in attack, so back 3 can only attack from ball kicked to them. I don't really want to be too critical of farrell as he's only young and might well develop into a very good player - he's already showing a lot of promise and doing some very good stuff, but at this stage in his development I can't quite understand all the hype. maybe him at 12 and manu at 13 is the answer, but he and barritt in midfield is just dull
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