Best attacks "brutal" fixture schedule
January 30, 2000
Rival bosses Dick Best and Dean Richards united to condemn English rugby's
With both clubs playing their third high-octane game in a week, it was
But Irish rugby director Best leapt to the Tigers defence, sympathising with
"God only knows why we are playing three games in seven days the week before
"Someone somewhere must be accountable. It must never happen again - players
Leicester's England flanker Neil Back was a spent force before half-time,
Austin Healey followed him, although Richard believes a "slight dead leg"
"How England prepare for that game is going to be very, very interesting.
Richards agreed, stating: "I feel sorry for the players more than anything -
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Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September