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@ Headhunter99 - SB is a prat. But for once, he's made a good shout. Luck? Perhaps. Blindingly obvious? Absolutely.
@ startledwombat - good point, well presented.
Regarding Will Greenwood, I think it's another reasonable shout. I've just been catching up with The School of Hard Knocks and his coaching style is a little raw, but he sure knows his onions. And he's been there and done it and got plenty of t-shirts. I'd still go for Catt, but WG isn't a bad option either.
Posted 11:19 19th April 2012
no, just once, with the door open to the conceptual yet remote possibility of twice. After all, this is Stuart Barnes the Sunday Times writer we are talking about.
Posted 09:47 18th April 2012
@philb87 - Greenwood should be that lucky, I'm big,tall and cultured.. everything a back row forward should be.
Seriously Barnes spouts out complete drivel, especially on Sky.
Posted 22:03 17th April 2012
Smith would be a good choice also P.Blake the Australian backs coach would be good if available .As to home coaches then M.Catt and D.Ellis would be good choices imo one for attack the other defence .I just hope the RFU get it right this time .As now England have the potential to be challangers and win bill in 2015given the young talant ect we have comming through
Posted 12:15 17th April 2012
@ Headhunter 99....you aren't will greenwood by any chance are you?
Posted 09:34 17th April 2012
@ startledwombat - surely twice a day..?!
Posted 16:48 16th April 2012
Its hardly rocket science Sturat Barnes is it. Smith is the most obvious candidate for english attack coach. If you have aspirations to be the best then get coached by the best.
Wayne will be smiling too if he gets the job too becasue suddenly he becomes Lancaster's obvious sucessor and will inherrit an England team in their prime. Suddenly Jake White and the others who didn't think the time was right to take on the England job will be getting be worried because Smith will have stollen a march on the lot of 'em.
Now all we need is for Stuart Lancaster to make the damn phone call.
Posted 13:44 16th April 2012
Just goes to show that a broken clock can be right at least once a day.
Posted 12:56 16th April 2012
Wayne Smith would be a great choice if we can get him.
PR should not get excited by the comments from Mr Barnes, he is a legend in his own mind and I think past his sell by date as a pundit. For a modern more balanced view I prefer to hear what Will Greenwood has to say.
Posted 08:52 16th April 2012
This is what is meant by international rugby. You get us much help as you can internationally, then you give yourself a name like, say, England.
Posted 03:17 16th April 2012
It would be nice to have smith now farrel is unavailable, especially with a top quality forwards coach like rowntree in there with Lancaster.
Posted 22:04 15th April 2012
bugger off! he's with the mighty chiefs! doesnt england have their own coaches?
Posted 21:26 15th April 2012
A machine is only as good as the sum of its parts.
Posted 17:47 15th April 2012
Very reassuring to hear...
Posted 17:24 15th April 2012