Clubs to Robbo’s rescue

Andy Robinson will be able to select his best possible side for the second Test against the Springboks next Saturday.

In the original agreement with the Premiership clubs, England’s players were only allowed to take part in three of the four November Tests. This would have seen captain Martin Corry sitting out the second Test against the Boks, along with Charlie Hodgson, Ben Cohen, Jamie Noon, George Chuter, Julian White, Ben Kay and Pat Sanderson.

However, the clubs have now decided to relax the limit and give Robinson the best possible chance of winning the series.

“It is important we all get fully behind our England players, and the coaching team, over the coming two weekends,” said Mark Cafferty, the CEO Of Premier Rugby. “The clubs want to demonstrate their continued support and help in getting England back to winning performances.

“The original agreement was that players should be limited individually on the number of games played this autumn. However, the situation with England has clearly changed and we want to respond quickly and supportively to those needs.”