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Goode still learning into his 30s
ANDY Goode believes that working with Stephen Jones will make him a better player this season.
At 33 and on the back of a career that has taken in Leicester, Saracens, Brive, Sale, Worcester and England, Goode might be forgiven for thinking there is little more the game can teach him.
However, Goode admits that he’s learning every day from the Welsh legend.
He said: “Every year you go into a season wanting to play well and I wouldn’t still try test myself at the top level or go through the hell you go through in pre-season if I didn’t think I was good enough.
“But with 100-odd caps for Wales, Stephen Jones is a great person for me to learn off.
“We’ve got a pretty good relationship. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him, the way he’s played the game and what he’s achieved in the game.
“He’s been on two Lions tours, got 100 caps, won Grand Slams and Six Nations titles. He’s won everything there is to win.
“To learn from him...even today we were having a discussion about things that he likes and things that I like. He likes one thing and I like another.
“But he wins. He’s the coach.
“It’s brilliant to be around and at the ripe old age of 33. I’m still learning and enjoying being coached by him.”
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