Saturday, 16 May 2015

Overboard again

The decision to omit Manu Tuilagi from England's World Cup squad, after he admitted assaulting a taxi driver and two police officers, was a no brainer.

Will it be a decision that comes back to haunt Stuart Lancaster? Perhaps. A fit and firing Tuilagi would be a huge asset to any team.

In reality, however, Lancaster had no choice given Tuilagi's behaviour. And given that the Leicester centre has a long term groin injury which would in any event have rendered his selection something of a gamble, perhaps this incident has just made Lancaster's job a tad easier?

1 comment:

Von said...

I quote from someone more witty than I am:

"Any time you see a guy that has a rat tail, you should keep them at arm's length because they are capable of very bad decisions."