Before the game or at half-time he would tell me to relax, to just play with confidence and enjoy it. I probably think that’s the best advice he’s given me because it helped me in my game. “He is coming in to do his training sessions, eat with the players and...
The fly in the ointment from a Japanese perspective is that not only are Borthwick and Jones both moving on, momentum could be lost if the country’s proposed new Super Rugby franchise fails to get off the ground as planned in 2016.
Jones’ United teammate Michael Carrick is included in the squad for the double-header despite recent injury concerns. Either the player sulks, pouts and suffers a dip in form, or they use the snub as motivation to work harder, play better and demand inclusion the next time out.
Still rueing missed chances against Italy, Canada has little time to regroup ahead of what could be a long night Thursday against seventh-ranked France at the Rugby World Cup. “The guys are looking forward and they will be ready”.
The former Argentina hooker has succeeded, with Australia showing a marked improvement in the set-piece and the maul during the Rugby Championship. The Welsh win means that England have to beat Australia tomorrow evening at Twickenham.