Thursday, 1 March 2012
Rightly or wrongly the RFU have made it clear that England will for the most part only select Premiership-based players. Narraway knows this but has decided to go anyway, despite his somewhat naive protestations that his England chances remain unaffected.
I suppose you can't blame the bloke for wanting to earn a few bob abroad but it's a shame as, Ben Morgan aside, England aren’t exactly awash with big, quick, ball-playing no. 8s.
Still, if he is not willing stay and compete for a place then perhaps he’s not made of the right stuff for this England squad after all.