Friday, 2 February 2018

6 Nations: Courtney Lawes hungry for more England domination in Six Nations.

When Eddie Jones talks about wanting England to be hungry as they hunt a third Six Nations title in a row, he is speaking literally when it comes to Courtney Lawes. Described as being “built like a basketball player who struggles to keep his weight up”, Lawes, who is 6ft 7in tall and listed as weighing 17st 7lb on the RFU website, has developed a penchant for club sandwiches at England’s hotel – so much so that Jones can tell which bedroom he is in by the empty tray outside the door.

Lawes’s appetite is equally metaphorical. He has developed into arguably England’s most consistent performer, whether it be in the second row or at blindside flanker, and he has done so despite an alarming amount of rugby in the past two seasons. Last term he was less than two matches shy of the arbitrary game limit (32 lots of 80 minutes), if British & Irish Lions matches counted – for reasons unclear, they do not – and he is the tourist with the most domestic minutes played this season.

By Gerard Meagher.
Full story at Yahoo News.