Best Of The Rest


Most of the press this week has been fixated on the match at Cardiff, and the complaints from the English camp about Steve Walsh. Some of that and more inside.

England Unhappy With Steve Walsh – by Mick Cleary

A rather pathetic piece, actually, defending England’s whinging following defeat to Wales. Lancaster & Co. need only look within their own change room to find the culprits.

Blame England, Not Steve Walsh – by John Taylor

The rebuke, from a Welshman. Not necessarily correct in its entirety but the premise is accurate enough.

Get A Grip England – by Brendan Gallagher

An Englishman rightly calls out his own camp. Man up, England.

Urgent Scrum Reform Is Needed – by Paul Rees

Fair piece about the issues at the moment. and opinions of some former test props on how to fix them.

Samoa And South Africa Have A Chance Of Winning – by David Bryceson

A quick preview of this weekend’s Hong Kong sevens, and why New Zealand might not be the favourites.

Team Culture And The “We, Me” Call To Arms – by John Eales

Good piece about team unity by someone well qualified to talk about it.

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