Priestland is a big miss for the Leekists. Maybe not as lavishly gifted as his replacement, but he brings a calm assurance to the fly half berth that Hook doesn't always.
Have tipped them, but their record against the French is pretty patchy at best.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads