Academy scattergun not best way to find talent | Jeff Probyn

I am surprised by Colin Boag’s response to my call for a potential ‘other source of players’ for England’s internationals. Although I appreciate Colin’s love of the Premiership he surely cannot truly believe the RFU are well served by the clubs’ efforts to provide players for the international squads?
First, the Premiership and its members are businesses which work hard to maintain an elite position within the club game and retain its spot at the top of the league structure, with little or no consideration for the national team or other clubs.
Like all businesses it has selfinterest at th...

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