Thursday, 23 February 2012
Injuries to Stephen Jones and Matthew Rees led to the discovery of Rhys Priestland and Sam Warburton as fly half and skipper respectively, while Gavin Henson’s wrist injury finally put paid to any half-baked plan to take him to New Zealand.
And now, with the happy accident of Chargedown Charlie’s injured left index finger, it’s the turn of Stuart Lancaster.
Brad Barritt and Manu Overboard in the centre? That’ll do nicely.
It’s better to be a lucky coach than a good coach.