Back: Let players decide when to return

ENGLAND’S returning stars must set their own agendas when it comes to being available for their club sides, says 2003 World Cup winner Neil Back.
Sixteen years ago, 20 of Sir Clive Woodward’s 31-man squad played Premiership matches the weekend after the final against Australia, including 12 of the men who featured in their 20-17 extra-time victory, skipper Martin Johnson among them.
Johnson was one of seven Leicester players – Back, Lewis Moody, Martin Corry, Dorian West, Julian White and Ben Kay were the others – who featured in ...

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