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'Let Eddie indulge himself - but rugby is a game for specialists and Tom Curry is not a good No 8'

Neil Francis


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Scotland's Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury tackle England's Tom Curry during the Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Scotland's Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury tackle England's Tom Curry during the Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire

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Scotland's Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury tackle England's Tom Curry during the Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire

There are so many positions on a rugby field that require that the incumbent must know exactly what he is up to. Second-row requires a lot more ability than you might think.

If you had never set foot on a rugby pitch or even watched a game of Union, how many weeks or months would it take to learn what to do and how to do it in a scrum?

Then when you have mastered it on the right hand, try it out on the left-hand side. It is not like playing golf left-handed if you are naturally right-handed but winning lineout ball – how long before you get it right?