Tuesday, 3 April 2012
England = South Africa 'B'?
If selected, Joubert would join Messrs Botha, Barritt and Stevens in the England squad, but those Little Englanders getting a little hot under the collar at the prospect really needn’t bother.
As Joubert himself says, with the emergence of Ben Morgan at no. 8 there is nothing to suggest that he is needed in the squad. Joubert’s a fine player, but if Lancaster & Co are serious about building towards 2015, shipping in a 31 year old South African, as what can only ever be a short-term solution, is a non-starter.
Mind you, if he was an openside…