Jefferson Poirot: ‘We were optimistic even before Scotland beat England’

Jefferson Poirot: ‘We were optimistic even before Scotland beat England’
 

With the surname Poirot it was perhaps inevitable that France’s loose-head prop would develop a heightened interest in using “the little grey cells”. Front-rows have definitely changed. While it is 36 years since the England prop Colin Smart was infamously tricked into swilling aftershave at the post-match banquet in Paris, the thoughtful Jefferson Poirot explains how his preparation for Saturday’s Test against the English will mainly be in the mind.
“I have a big focus on mental preparation,” says the 23-year-old. “I love it and I work on it a lot. There’s a lot of hypnosis when I work... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Sport, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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