31 Jan 2006 17:37:10
Rob Stradling
England Squad "Have Played Rugby Before", Ruddock complains

Wales coach Mike Ruddock has lodged a formal complaint to the IRB
> following Andy Robinson's announcememnt of his England team to face
> Ruddock's Wales side at Twickenham on Saturday.
>
> "I'm sure I recognise some of these names..." Ruddock commented, adding
> "That guy on the bench is definitely familiar!"
>
> Ruddock feels that England are not entering into the spirit of a contest
> in which his Wales side will be fielding a team of amateurs and unknowns
> including Shakin' Stevens, That Guy In The 'Valley Boy' T-Shirt, and Rob
> Stradling's Nan.
>
> "It's a bit rich", said last year's Grand-Slam mastermind, "especially
> when you consider their player base. We have worked long and hard to
> find fifteen fit Welsh people for Saturday - it's hardly fair that they
> will now have to face cherry-picked professionals. The least Andy could
> have done was to pick Stuart Barnes."
>
>
>
> England:
>
> J Lewsey (Wasps); M Cueto (Sale Sharks), J Noon (Newcastle), M Tindall
> (Gloucester), B Cohen (Northampton); C Hodgson (Sale Sharks), H Ellis
> (Leicester); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), S Thompson (Northampton), M
> Stevens (Bath); S Borthwick (Bath), D Grewcock (Bath); J Worsley
> (Wasps), L Moody (Leicester), M Corry (capt, Leicester).
>
> Replacements: L Mears (Bath), J White (Leicester), S Shaw (Wasps), L
> Dallaglio (Wasps), M Dawson (Wasps), A Goode (Leicester), T Voyce
(Wasps).