Launchbury ‘extremely proud’ of recent England career despite reduced role

Joe Launchbury takes enormous satisfaction from the current phase of his England career even though his days of being an automatic starter appear to be behind him.

Launchbury started 21 straight Tests from 2012 to 2015 when he was considered an automatic pick for the second row, but the emergence of Maro Itoje and George Kruis and the resurgence of Courtney Lawes have forced him onto the fringes of selection.

The 28-year-old was taken to Japan for last autumn’s World Cup...
source: Westmorland Gazette

2020-02-18 01:02
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