Ben Clegg wrote (in reply to John Williams):
> of talk of Ryan being the natural successor to Turner at Sale. It will be
> interesting to see if Rob Liley really can be guaranteed a place at
> flyhalf at Sale, and if Ryan has England aspirations (he has been an
> England 'A' player this year I think) one imagines he too will have been
> given the same message.
worth considering is that Northern Division (touring Italy) alternated Liley
and Ryan at fly-half until Neil Ryan came down with a knee infection (??).
There has been much speculation at Sale about which of these two would be
first choice. I think Liley will be first choice at least until Ryan has more
Division One experience -- he has only appeared as a replacement so far.
Back on the Paul Turner thread, as I heard it PT wanted to be payed the same
as Rob Andrew (!) and that the negociations weren't exactly well handled by
the Sale management. It's a real shame and Paul has been so influential at
Sale that I suspect they may go down as a result of this.
--- Tony Jebson