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George Hook's Solution To Ireland's Scrum Issues Suggests He's Changed His Tune On Foreign Players

George Hook's Solution To Ireland's Scrum Issues Suggests He's Changed His Tune On Foreign Players
By Conor O'Leary

George Hook has never been afraid to speak his mind. He's also never been a fan of the idea of 'project players' when "second-rate" players from other countries come in to start for Ireland - we all remember that rant at Jared Payne.

But it looks like George is changing his tune since leaving RTE's analysis. Joining Tom McGurk and the refreshing voice of Mick Quinn on independent.ie; Hook opined that Ireland should look towards Argentina to solve their scrum problems.

I think we could solve our scrum problem in the morning. I guarantee you if you went to the main street in Buenos Aires, you would find a bunch of guys called O'Connor, and O'Connell, and Murphy. We should be going down to Argentina. Look at the difference the Argentinian coach did to Australia. Look at the difference he made to Australian scrummaging. We should be going down to Argentina and say "Anyone fella here have a granny?", or come back and get a 19-year-old Argentinian to live in Ireland for three years.

While it would work by getting some Argentinian beef up to Ireland, it would be a controversial move to make and it would upset a lot of people. What do you make of his idea?

See Also: Wales And Ireland Fans Were United In Their Frustration Toward Referee Jerome Garces

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