Friday, 18 May 2012
The former Dancing on Ice champion has suggested that the RFU should buy cash-strapped Wasps and use the club as a breeding ground for young international prospects.
Bracken makes the very good point that outstanding prospects like George Ford are being held back by lack of game time at the top level. Ford, an outstanding prospect, has struggled to get a game at Leicester behind Toby Flood but if he was at a club owned by the RFU, Bracken argues, at which player development was prioritised, he would gain vital Premiership experience and his progress towards international rugby could be accelerated.
Not sure how this would work while the possibility of relegation exists, but as proposals go this one is radical, innovative and forward-thinking…
..and is therefore a non-starter.