Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

England Need Flair, Says Robinson

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

England Need Flair, Says Robinson

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JASON Robinson believes World Cup flops England can be a box-office hit once again - but only if the new manager gives them a licence to thrill.

The Rugby Football Union are hunting for the man to lead England into the 2015 World Cup on home soil and Nick Mallett, the former South Africa and Italy boss, appears to be the leading candidate.

Sir Clive Woodward said recently the new manager's philosophy must be based on how England can get "80,000 people on their feet and going nuts" at Twickenham. And Robinson (pictured below), who was nicknamed 'Billy Whizz', agrees.

"Rugby for me is about flair, it is about ball-in-hand stuff. That is what I want to see every time I go to the game," Robinson said.

"Yes you have to get a platform but you need these other guys who are the best attackers on the field to get hold of the ball and express themselves. …

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