Dallaglio in line for captaincy
January 6, 2000
Lawrence Dallaglio may return as captain of England if Martin Johnson fails to recover from injury in time for the Six Nations Championship.
It now appears that the former England skipper, Dallaglio, has finally put behind him the tabloid scandals of last year. Club England chairman Fran Cotton said, "Lawrence is one of our great players and, as far as I'm concerned, he has served his time.
"The standing ovation he recived from fans at Twickenham when he returned to action before the World Cup shows what the English public think of him."
RFU chairman Brian Baister was insistent however that there was no pressure to pick Lawrence saying, "It is for Clive Woodward to make the decision that's best for England."
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