posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:41 PM
In my opinion, when he's fit Wilkinson is a far better player than Hodgson all round. However, Hodgson, like I have said does seem to be better at
getting the backs moving and giving them space. With Wilkinson, it seems to be more orientated towards his kicking although I don't doubt he could
probably start similar backline moves.
Your thoughts of England always playing better with Wilkinson were true. However, it's difficult to make a comparison with now as he hasn't played at
international level since the world cup.
The possibilities for the centres are Stuart Abbott, Jamie Noon (who wasn't injured too badly it seems), Ollie Smith, Olly Barkley, Henry Paul,
Mathew Tait or even Ben Cohen for some reason. However, none of them have the experience Greenwood has. Out of those, either Barkley or Paul have to
be there in case Hodgson misfires with his kicking again.
Incidently, Dawson's been recalled as well which is slightly odd since England seem to be doing well enough with Gomarsall.