Saturday, 1 February 2014
A question of experience
Much is being made of the inexperience of the England backline selected to take on France in Paris this afternoon.
With the likes of Luther Burrell and Jack Nowell making their debuts and with Johnny May and Billy Twelvetrees still in single figures as far as international caps are concerned, I'm sure the naysayers will be out in force should England lose.
'Too callow, too green, too young' will be the call, led no doubt from the sports pages of the Sunday Times.
Of course, what no one has an answer to is this: how on earth are players supposed to gain experience if they are not selected to play?