“We feel the possibility that they can play a part, and the fact they’re such fantastic characters to have around the group,” Southgate said. “Hendo’s leadership and presence is already having an effect on other people, especially the younger ones in the group, but all of the others as well.
“Given we’re able to pick 26, we felt the opportunity to have those two with us was straightforward.”
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