Thursday, 28 July 2011

What's that coming over the hill?

Matt Banahan

Lock-turned-winger-turned-potential-outside-centre Matt Banahan looks set to be included in Martin Johnson's World Cup 30-man squad and in all likelihood will be used as an impact substitute during the campaign.

Despite being 6ft 7in tall, Banahan possesses deft hands which can unlock a defence at ease - just ask Northampton Saints after their trip to the Recreation Ground last season. After starting his career in the second row, it was Brian Ashton who saw the potential Banahan had as a winger. Under the guidance of Steve Meehan, Banahan flourished and made his England bow against Argentina in June 2009 - scoring a try on his debut in the process.

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