Whether we like it or not the best strategy for McNamara (or anybody else for that matter) to take when asked about Burgess in Union is to be polite and positive about the sport and the player. Any other response is guaranteed to generate negative publicity and there is the potential for him to be destroyed in the edit and come across very badly both for himself and our sport.
Not really. Honest is a policy, eg; McN- "Iv'e always thought it was unusual the a player like SB who is endowed with power, pace, skill and vision should find himself in a position where RU seem unaware of how to use him. But you can't keep talent like that down, I'm sure he will succeed".