Friday, 16 October 2009

A question of judgement

I see that Times' journo Stephen Jones still isn't convinced about the qualities of England skipper Steve Borthwick, claiming this week that the Sarries player wouldn't make his top 6 locks in England.

England manager Martin Johnson, meanwhile, still appears to rate Borthwick highly, both as a player and as a captain.

So the question one has to ask is: Who is the best judge of the qualities required to be an international lock forward?

(a) an opinionated Welsh rugby hack; or

(b) one of the world's best (if not the best) 2nd row forwards and captains ever to play the game?

Simples.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah but what does Borthwick do for the team! and to be captain wouldnt be my first choice

Total Flanker said...

So, someone else who's a better judge than Martin Johnson of what makes an international lock forward?

As to Borthwick's qualities please see http://totalflanker.blogspot.com/2009/03/all-aboard-bandwagon.html
for my humble opinion...

Anonymous said...

dosent really answer the question!