Thursday, 15 November 2012
Tait and smile (sorry)
Tait completed 80 minutes at fullback for Leicester against the Maori earlier this week – his first full 80 minutes since October 2011.
Although not particularly fashionable in this age of bish, bash, bosh centre play, I’ve always been a big fan of Tait’s almost Guscott-like ability to beat a man on the outside with no more than a swivel of the hips.
A particularly horrendous run of injuries has sadly seen Tait disappear entirely from the international radar but the bloke is still only 26 (believe it or not) and is overdue a bit of luck. Who knows, an injury-free period might even see him knocking on the England door again come 2015?