Courtney Lawes is injured for ages, and that's the best bit of news believe it or not
England, its fans and its media are oft-accused of getting overexcited about promising young players; gilding the lily, if you will, or over egging the pudding, or some other food/plant based idiom that explains it best.
However, most people in rugby I have read or spoken to in the past months seem to accept that with Courtney Lawes, we are for once not just throwing hyperbole around but have some foundation for our giddy ramblings. Every inch the modern, powerful and dynamic lock, the young Saints giant has been the beating heart of every decent English performance of the past year, and has even looked good when the rest of the team were going down faster than Liverpool FC's credibility.
But as the title above states, this is not the worst news we have heard today. History has shown us that many actions can lead to something much worse; the Chinese believe a butterfly beating its wings can eventually cause a hurricane, Rob Andrew the player led to Rob Andrew the droning administrator, Strictly Come Dancing begat Dancing On Ice etc, and it is also thus with the Lawes injury, as this news means that LOUIS DEACON IS LIKELY TO START FOR ENGLAND IN THE SIX NATIONS!!
I'm off for a little cry, please leave your commiserations or gloating abuse (according to your nationality) in the comments.Tweet
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