Saturday, 15 November 2008

Thought for the day...

Unearthed by the Telegraph's Kevin Garside...

Apparently more than half of England's team today passed through the state school system and the team is managed by a comprehensive school kid who attended the same school where his father worked as a caretaker.

I wonder if Australia can claim the same?

4 comments:

Stomper said...

Not sure about those stats... but how does 28-14 sound??

Total Flanker said...

28-14 sounds pretty much as I expected.

What's interesting though is the stereoptypical image of the English team dominated by public (i.e. private) schoolboys is now somewhat wide of the mark.

sesenta y cuatro said...

In a time when rugby is a profession, I think there's no point to such claims. Do we care which school did Fernando Torres attend?

Leg Break said...

Interesting photo in the paper here today of Harrow schoolboys looking in the window watching the All Blacks in a pool session.

They were clearly wide-eyed.

Had they never seen Maoris, Samoans and Fijians before?