Or, how not to get selected by your country...
I had to laugh out loud at Delon Armitage's comments earlier this week that his chronic lack of form during this year's Six Nations was the fault of the England coaching staff.
Apparently it was their safety-first instructions, rather than his own ineptitude, that caused him to play "like a robot."
This of course also explains why Ben Foden was such an indecisive failure as England's fullback in Paris and why Armitage was such a roaring success in yesterday's 28-all draw against the Aussie BaaBaas. Not.
Nevertheless, I agree that the England management were to blame to some degree. Purely on the basis of form Armitage should not have been selected.