NRC: Ambitious Figg leaves Sevens for his natural home

by Paul Cook - “We put him on the bench in game one because he hadn’t played a lot of 15’s this year. But he came on and outplayed the guy that started that day, and he never looked back.” NSW Country Eagles head coach Darren Coleman ******************************* There have been many success stories attached to the high altitude flightpath flown by the NSW Country Eagles this NRC season. The bolshy reminder from Tolu Latu – which led to a Wallaby call-up - that it is he who holds pole position to assume hooking duties for his state next year in the seismic absence of Tatafu Polota-Nau; the anointment of Jake Gordon as next in line to the Waratahs - and maybe even the countries’ - halfback throne in due course; and the affirmations of both Kyle Godwin and Dave Horwitz as centres worthy of their seats at the Super Rugby top table. You can add to that list league convert Reece Robinson’s coming of age as a rugby player; Paddy Ryan’s successful first tilt as a leader o
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