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Re: NEWS: Saints Sign James Haskell
Posted by: Saint_Kenneth
Date: 14/05/2018 22:28
I like the fact that Haskell is open and honest about wanting to play for England and be involved in the next World Cup. There's no disguise on what his motivations are; he knows he has to play in England to get picked and he knows he has to play really well, week in - week out, to get welcomed back into the England squad.

A highly motivated James Haskell isn't the worse thing in the world to have in your squad.


For me, the signing of Corne Krige isn't similar at all. Corne was the captain of a South African side who went out onto the pitch with the intent of injuring the opposition. His actions on the pitch, nearly led to the end of Matt Dawson's career, when Matt suffered a neck injury because of a flying head butt that Corne aimed at Matt. Dawson was one of the world's greatest No.9's, someone who lived and breathed being a Saint and then the club went and signed the one professional rugby player in the world, that Dawson couldn't bring himself to play with, subsequently ousting Matt from our club.

What's Haskell's crime? Being loyal to a club where he has played his heart out, whilst acting a bit of a buffoon and pillock off the field? I'll let the rest of the squad decide how much of a buffoon they are willing to put up with.

As for keeping young players out of the side, well if said young player can't train harder, play better than an ageing International player and earn a start in the side, then perhaps that young player isn't good enough to be at a club where we are trying to rebuild ourselves back into one of Europe's top teams?

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