….after a disappointing, well very disappointing, well frankly absolutely awful Autumn series I was rather amazed to get the call from Twickenham this morning. I am to turn up for the January squad sessions at Pennyhill Park. I will therefore be embarking on a highly nutritious pre-Christmas carbohydrate fuelled diet with plenty of fluid intake, and will be following a strict series of carefully planned speed, stamina and contact drills. I have been released from Whittington Veterans (pictured) who have terminated my full-time contract whilst I look for a Premiership Club contract. If anyone has a spare gum shield it would be appreciated!