ENGLAND RING THE CHANGES
The England rugby team faces arch rivals Scotland in the second match of the Six Nations Tournament next month and interim coach Stuart Lancaster has announced a youthful squad that will play for them.
The team, at the moment is going through a phase of transition with players getting used to the new system deployed by the coach and getting to know each other in a new way and this might give the others an opportunity to take the almighty team head on and maybe even go on to beat them.
But the manager is firmly putting his faith on the young players who have done well in the Aviva Premiership for their respective clubs and Lancaster believes that on current form, this was the best possible squad that he could put together.
According to the coach, the England rugby team is as much concerned about the present as it is about securing the future of the team. He further added that he was looking for youth as well as experience in such a way that will bring more balance and flexibility to the side to try out different combinations and styles of play.
The team really struggled to replace the likes of Jonny Wilkinson and Richard Hill, both of whom were the back bone of the Rugby World Cup winning squad back in 2003 and under the previous management, the side failed miserably as evident in the recently concluded Rugby World Cup.
This brought in Stuart Lancaster as interim coach and no sooner had he arrived, than he started to ring in the changes, replace the ageing and underperforming players with youngsters with immense talent and according to the fans and critics, the England rugby team under Lancaster is heading in the right direction but he needs to be able to keep the consistency.