England Coach Makes Embarrassing Robbie Henshaw “Homework” Claim


Despite all the rumours this week it still came as a bit of a surprise when head coach Joe Schmidt officially named Robbie Henshaw at fullback for this weekend’s Six Nations opener with England.

While Henshaw has played plenty of rugby at fifteen before, he’s largely been deployed in the centre since moving to Leinster and has never started a game there for Ireland.

Even England admitted they were surprised to see Henshaw named their, but attack coach Scott Wisemantel has made a rather embarrassing comment when asked about how they’re going to deal with the selection.

“I was surprised by the selection but you can understand why they did it,” Wisemantel told the Independent.

“Right after this I’m going to catch up with Andy Friend, his old Connacht coach. I’ve done my homework.”

“We’ve looked at his games from 2016 when he played there. He’s a very, very good player. He will adapt.”

While it’s true Robbie Henshaw used to play with Connacht, and he’s played fullback for Connacht – Andy Friend was not his coach while he was at the western province. Friend has never coached Henshaw, he only become Connacht coach at the start of the season. Henshaw left Connacht back in 2016.

Guess you haven’t done your homework very well eh Scott?

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