I was chatting to Alex Moon’s dad about Alex’s inclusion in the England 6N’s squad.
I asked him if Alex had, had any inclination that he would be selected. John said no other than the fact that Steve Borthwick, the England line outs coach started showing an interest in Alex when he found out that Alex was calling the line outs for the Saints side.
Obviously line outs are an integral part of the game but I did not expect to hear so much importance was attached to who called them, so much so that it could have been a deciding factor for his inclusion.
I know he gets paid more than some of the Saints squad locks because he makes the line out calls