Discussion in 'Rugby Union Discussion' started by Rego, Apr 22, 2015.
ITSTL. Targetting Giteau apparently.
Saw this. Can't name many players who are worth the exercise though. Giteau maybe.
George Smith, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Drew Mitchell
Good move IMO. Super Rugby is fighting a losing battle with big money NH sides, this could be a solution to stop our national side being compromised.
Although I'd prefer us to go down the All Black method of allowing sabbaticals in the NH.
Not only that, the game isn't strong enough in Australia for them to just not consider players from overseas.
lol at Genia and Horwill stuck on 58 tests
Yeah great move. Would like to see Nz do something similar it's not like our guys play they are too busy being rested
There's a reasonably good chance that both will add to their tally with the tests this season before departing overseas. Particularly Genia.
I think it could help keep players in Super Rugby. If you're on 50 tests you would well be tempted to stay one more season to gain eligibility status rather than buggering off straight away.
This is heading down the path of football where the clubs have the power.
I wonder if they should also institute the first nation play rule where you can't change counties.
I've no objections at all, but if this is for the benefit of that fucking hack Horwill, I'll retch.
Bloke is seriously without merit as a player.
& I'm a huge George Smith fan, but the chap must be like 80 by now, surely? With Pocock and Hooper available I can't see the point.
Meanwhile, Wales should ignore overseas based players...
...sez Dai Young:
George Smith to get his dreads back imo be like samson and never lose his strength
Don't want this coming to NZ. Super Rugby would lose the names that get bums on seats. No more Nonu's, Carter's, Read's etc. As they have no reason to stay. The level of teams would logically decrease.
As would our cohesion.
Northern Hemisphere nations would know our players better than we would.
They'd know how to counter them.
At present they don't play them that much so there's a level of uncertainty but if they play with them on a weekly basis they will be training the opposition on how to play them.
Dollars will just keep increasing though, eventually we'll have no choice silly if you think otherwise. This is going the way of football whether you like it or not
Eventually yeah but they'll hold off for as long as possible.
I think its sensible; not picking your best XXII players for a test match is retarded imo. Winning the games > rewarding blokes playing locally for less its not like ARU has a ridiculously superior pool in the local domestic comp like the NRL
But what about next season?
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