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?



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
for my humble opinion...

Anonymous said...

dosent really answer the question!