Thursday, 1 August 2013

He's up all night to get lucky

No, not Cipriani or Henson (for once).

I'm referring, of course, to Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley who is a very luck boy indeed to have been retained by Stuart Lancaster in the England Elite squad, announced today. This, despite his recidivist tendencies and the excellent form of the more deserving Rob Webber.

Hartley’s retention aside (and that of the uber-irritating Chris Ashton), the squad looks fresh and exciting and it’s great to see the likes of Christian Wade, Marland Yarde, Kyle Eastmond, Matt Kvesic, Dave Attwood and Billy Vunipola all given their opportunity after showing up well in Argentina.

You never know, England may even discover where the tryline is…

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