Scrum half is an awkward position, feels like we haven't had a truly world class scrum half for ages, current scrum halfs seem to fit into three groups
- Current favourites, but unlikely to see next WC: Youngs, Heinze
- Done something to annoy Eddie: Spencer, Robson
- Too young but potential: Maunder, Townsend, Mitchell
I always think Ben Morgan is older than he is, only 30, but still can't see Eddie going backwards. I think he will do bits and pieces, but he really does need a plan for when Billy is injured, he will be 31 at the next world cup, and given his record there is no guarantee he will be there, and he does make so many of our hard yards. I agree that Simmonds is too small to line up with the current pack, but he is tougher than he looks, and does make hard yards, not just breaks. I would love to see him on the bench, he could cause havoc from the 60th minute onwards.
LCD has been playing brilliantly, I think he is currently playing better than George, he has worked hard at his set piece, and given how potent a weapon it is for chiefs it is obviously working!