Tuesday, 5 July 2011


News that former England flanker Neil Back is to be the new head coach of the British and Irish Lions is quite a surprise.

Back, who quit as head honcho at Leeds Carnegie following relegation from the Premiership last season, will be joined by England Sevens legend, Ben Gollings who will act as the Lions’ backs/attack coach.

I don’t think there’s much doubt that Back and Gollings are talented individuals, but I’d have to question whether either of their track records deserve such prestigious appointments. The British and Irish Lions should be the pinnacle of any coach’s career and the appointments strike me as being a tad premature to say the least…

…hang on a sec. What?

RUGBY Lions? …National League 3?...Really?


1 comment:

tinlegs said...

It's a plan...start at the bottom and work your way up. Leeds were going down whoever was coaching them.