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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Henry: English are wasters

WORLD Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has described England as "the world champions at wasting talent".

Henry believes England have good attacking players but questions whether they can ever fulfil their potential.

“England has top-draw attacking players (but) they are seldom used,” he said. “It sometimes seems that England are world champions at wasting talent. At national level and at club level, English teams are far too worried about securing possession.

“England and the English clubs played a game based on fear and a generation of promising backs are dying on their feet.”

Chris Robshaw, meanwhile, was today unveiled by head coach Stuart Lancaster as England captain for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.

The 25-year-old Harlequins skipper was handed the armband for the RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland, despite having only been capped once by his country.

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