Pleased to get Williams tbh, although it doesn't feel like a long term solution - if he does well, he'll be off to Wales for a central contact (that he hasn't gone to Wales instead of Glocs is the only real surprise in all this).
Still, can't have it all ways I guess.
I'd really like Ford to just go now. Hate to lose him but it's obviously happening and I'm sick of the sideshow
Just thinking about Underhill....
I have never seen him play but he sounds full of potential. I was just thinking though he's under HUGE hype from everywhere and I hope all this doesn't hurt the lad and he's allowed to just get on with his game and progression.
Ironically in Wales hes kind of out of the spotlight from all the England fans...but at Bath he'll be under quite intensive pressure to perform with all this hype.
Itoje handled it (and was managed) well...we'll see how Underhill goes and is managed at Bath...
Blackadder should know how to handle it (ignoring his unfortunate slip about Ford that the media seized on like the rabid, venereal-diseased pirahnas that they are)
"There are plenty of chips in England. Whenever you buy a meal there are chips on the side. I donít have to go looking for chips too hard"
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We really need to be identifying the players who are going to be succeeding the likes of Robshaw and Haskell now and building their test experience over the next 2.5 years. I'm not suggesting that this is done overnight. However, considering that there are only 10 or so games per year, these guys are unlikely to be going to the World Cup with much more than 15-20 caps.
It's not just us - the same applies to any test side really.
Anyway - we're well off topic now, so I'm going to shut up.
Kvesic to Exeter on a 3 year deal confirmed. Good signing for us.