One of the
limitations of England having such a settled side is that there is much less
debating about who might come in and replace the failing players. A small downside,
granted, but a limitation nonetheless.
England's game against Ireland in Dublin on Thursday could provide a first close look for
many at some of the faces who may come to take their places in the national
side over the next decade.
accounts, the future is rosy. The England Performance Programme is nurturing
a number of talented players who are lighting up the county scene at a young
age, and the county game