Even as an ex-pro of such high standing, Phillips has big shoes to fill at Dragons. They returned to prominence in 2017/18 after a few barren years, fighting back under the tutelage of another former star, ex-New Zealand league and England union star Henry Paul.
Ian Stark seemed a lot more comfortable this year in his five-star shoes and did a good job, though with half the field inside the time, some might say it was too easy. But five-star design is a learning process and it takes a new designer three years to get it right, whatever the track. 781b155fdc