England rugby team

Whats your thoughts on the way England is playing ? AFTER LOSING SEVEN GAMES ON THE TROT !!!!!!!!
1. Should Robbo go ?
2. Have the players and managers/coachs lost there heart for the game!
3. Who would be a good manager for England - Rob Andrew ??
4. What would you do to improve the team ?
5. Should more be done at grass roots Rugby, e.g Schools, clubs etc ?
 
I long for the games of World Cup 2003. I chewed my fingers to bits during the final.

Though not strictly about the current team, i do agree that more rugby should be available to children instead of presuming they'll all play football. I'd have loved to have played it when i was a sprog, just no opportunities!
 
I don't even think the big man upstairs knows what to do....!

I thought we had it in the bag on Saturday - but the beer(s) obviously clouded my judgement ....... 8O
 
rugger_bob said:
Whats your thoughts on the way England is playing ? AFTER LOSING SEVEN GAMES ON THE TROT !!!!!!!!
1. Should Robbo go ?
2. Have the players and managers/coachs lost there heart for the game!
3. Who would be a good manager for England - Rob Andrew ??
4. What would you do to improve the team ?
5. Should more be done at grass roots Rugby, e.g Schools, clubs etc ?

1. YES, YES, YES
2. No, but they are starting to believe their own Hype
3. Dean Richards
4. Sack Robinson
5. Yes

6. Reduce the number of points for a kick from 3 to 2 for all conversions and 1 point for a drop kick
7. Appoint a new Captain - Not sure who, but need a new Skipper
 
Certainly somethings gone awry. I used to love watching Wales beat everyone else, but those days have long gone. I suspect it has something to do with schools being perhaps frightened to teach rugger because of any insurance implications, given their liability for such injuries established several years ago when a public? school pupil ended up paralysed after breaking his neck in school rugger, I seem to recall. That seems to have started a panic in state schools.

When I was at school you played football in Summer and Rugby in the Winter (and getting plastered in mud added to the fun - with mum to do the washing!) and that's what you need to go back to in most boys' schools if there's to be any realistic chance of us competing - a large selection base from which to select promising youngsters to be the rugby names of the future.

Perhaps these days there's also a fear of contact sports?
 

simonjgriffithshr

Lantern Swinger
snapdragon said:
i do agree that more rugby should be available to children instead of presuming they'll all play football.
I always thank whatever greater being there is that I am from Gloucestershire, where everything's the wrong way round! The presumption round here is that you'll play rugby (if you don't like it, tough) and if you even think about a spherical ball you'll be labelled an outcast from society... What is this 'football', it is not a sport I have really come across :wink:

Robinson does have to go (it'd be quite nice if he'd take Corry with him, but hey, beggars can't be chosers!). Regardless of the arguments about England's lack of flair or imagination, he has to go simply from a selection point of view. I mean, Cohen for Christ's sake! :evil:
 
What about THE BIG MAN HIMSELF ?? Martin Johnson (manager), That would be the cream on the cake for the forth coming six nations, then the world cup! ( Not that England will win the world cup, I think the Kiwis have it in the bag ).

I do think that Corry should go !

As for grass roots, most schools dont play for insurance reasons and injurys like what (Civvy) stated, which is such a shame because most of the amateur rugby played now a days,are by people my age, which isn't good for the long term future of the game and most of the youngster's that do play are both unfit and have no real concept of basic Rugby.
 

goose

Midshipman
Was in aus for the final 3 yrs ago and i had not fingers let alone nails!

So bored with the shocking state that England Rugby is in now tho, maybe if women were in charge things woud be different!!!
 
goose said:
Was in aus for the final 3 yrs ago and i had not fingers let alone nails!

So bored with the shocking state that England Rugby is in now tho, maybe if women were in charge things woud be different!!!

As some will know I am not an England supporter as such but it is a shame, perhaps putting women in charge is the answer
 
As Robinson has stood down, who are we getting? But the team must be closely looked at as they must give 100%. How we won the World cup I don't know! They have never been really good since, the same as the England football team after winning the world cup in'66. Definitely not a woman coach
she would have them in sussies and sequins, look at Matt Dawson when he is dancing!!!
 

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