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  • Poor Johnny Wilkinson at fly-half and no Gareth Edwards at scrum-half?

    I can't believe it (nor can I believe it took me so long to find a post talking about rugby here!)

    Comme on, Wilkinson is just at the beginning of his career and has still to that prove he can last, and that he can play well when his forwards aren't dominating (did you see the France-Emgland game? Betsen put so much pressure on Wilkinson that he had to stand much further from the scrum than usually and completely lost his game. OK, I'm French ;--)

    So what about Grant Fox, Michael Linagh, Barry John, Phil Bennet or Mark Ella at 10?
    • Actually you wouldn't believe how long it took me to come up with that bloody list, I must have changed my mind 50 times before settling on the final XV :-) Fly-half was one of the positions that caused me the most grief in fact. After much debate I was left with two - Michael Lynagh and Jonny Wilkinson - Ok, I'm English :-) (What, no Rob Andrew then??)

      Grant Fox was very overrated in my opinion. In fact the very point you mention about Wilkinson can be applied very easily to Mr Fox i.e didn't really 'cu