One other busy day within the rugby union recreation as Lawrence Dallaglio spoke to Planet Rugby about England’s current Autumn Nations Cup marketing campaign.
What’s on the positioning
England legend Lawrence Dallaglio says that he can understand the frustration surrounding the current team. The Pink Rose gained the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup however there was criticism over their fashion of play.
Elsewhere, the dialogue continued over the current story about dementia in rugby. A doctor had his say, whereas Alix Popham talked about his heartbreaking diagnosis and the lawyer representing the gamers suing the game’s authorities says that rugby risks a dementia ‘epidemic.’
Lastly, Sale Sharks’ interim head coach Paul Deacon admits that he and some members of the squad felt ‘numb’ after learning that Steve Diamond had departed the club.
What’s within the information
Bristol are going to complain to World Rugby after Semi Radradra was injured while playing for Fiji in the Autumn Nations Cup. Boss Pat Lam was sad that the centre performed the entire 80 minutes in opposition to Georgia, regardless of struggling a leg concern within the opening phases.
In the meantime, Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Stuart Townsend has been handed a five-week ban for harmful play at a ruck. Andre Esterhuizen has additionally been suspended for his pink card in opposition to Gloucester on Sunday.
What’s on social media
There was an fascinating thread from former Saracens and Springboks second-row Alistair Hargreaves, who was pressured to retire from the sport attributable to concussion.
1. This can be a extremely emotive topic and though I’d by no means search to decrease anybody’s expertise: context is vital. I imagine every case is completely different and that coping with this in broad strokes is just not the best solution to go about it.
— Alistair Hargreaves (@Al_Hargreaves) December 9, 2020
What’s on TV
After the Autumn Nations Cup motion, the main focus turns to European issues and the beginning of the Champions Cup pool phases. The matches will be shown on BT Sport, with Northampton Saints and Bordeaux-Begles kicking issues off at Franklin’s Gardens this Friday.
In the meantime, with the seasons in New Zealand and Australia over following the denouement of the Tri Nations, the eye has switched to South Africa the place the Currie Cup continues on Sky Sports. That begins on Friday with Western Province versus the Pumas.