- Sep 18, 2015
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Yep I don’t think Farrell’s very good at it but it’s also definitely been to the detriment of his own game. And the worse he’s got, the harder he’s tried and the worse he’s got. Vicious circle stuff.Yeah, there's lots of leaders in the side but no real captains,
I don't rate Farrell as captain at all, but he will almost definitely get it
My 1st choice (and presumably Eddie's 2nd choice) would be Lawes - he's done decent enough with it when Farrell's been away
I always thought Curry was heir apparent but he wasn't great with it during the 6N. I reckon he's Sale's next captain (especially with Faf off, who was vice captain this season, with Tom third) so maybe he'll grow into it, only 23 so plenty of time to
Lawes would be obvious.
But what we probably need is someone like Marler. Been around the block so commands respect and knows what high level performance takes, but also a bit of a character who I suspect wouldn’t be cowed by Jones. Not saying it should be Marler, he’s not first choice and for all I know he hasn’t captained since the u12s, but someone who could inject challenge while also lifting the mood. From the outside looking in it seems like a very serious camp. Maybe even Genge.