Monday, 16 January 2012


Following news that rugby league internationals Jamie Peacock and Kevin Sinfield will be addressing the England rugby union squad when it gets together at it’s Oop North training camp next week (along with England cricket managing director Hugh Morris, British Cycling's performance director Dave Brailsford and Simon Brown, a former army corporal who was shot in the face during service in Iraq) comes the revelation that the squad will also be addressed by that most eloquent of motivational speakers…Gary Neville.

Apparently Neville will tell the assembled players what it means to play for your country. Really.

All well and good and no doubt all this motivational chat will have the lads raring to go, but it does makes me wonder whether the squad will have time to engage in something as trivial and mundane as training?

1 comment:

James Franco said...

They should get someone to explain how not to give needless penalties away at rucks. Someone like Dylan Hartley could do it.