Rugby 2018


#3323

Very sporting to be fair.


#3324

All Saffers.


#3325

… but Barrett played for England, so he must be English right? That’s how it works … right?


#3326

Shine on you crazy diamond …


#3327

:joy:


#3328

As English as Quinn Roux and CJ Stander are Irish.


#3329

Exactly. The Irish media call CJ “South African born” :joy:


#3330

Burger is Namibian :slight_smile:


#3331

irish rugby history is littered with imports, easily 30+ since the 80’s at international level


#3332

What about soccer???


#3333

Same desert. :slight_smile:


#3334

The groundball lads never quite got to the Rodney Ah You level though


#3335

Tony Cascarino .,…


#3336

It’s not like he helped the cause is it


#3337

Tony Cappuccino it turned out did actually qualify to play for Ireland even though his mother was adopted. It’s not like he had to line out in a club hurling match first do he could make his debut…


#3338

Was wondering how long it would be before the English clubs threw their toys out of the pram


#3339

The English … they just don’t like Europe in any shape or form …


#3340

14 teams with no relegation? So you’re fcuked forever if you are in 15th place? Mad,


#3341

yea, i don’t understand it, London Irish could get locked out indefinitely - what is the plus side of it? that all the team outside those chasing the title can rotate players more or have dead rubbers from november onwards?


#3342

funny enough, there was a very interesting article by neil francis last week sometime about premier rugby, the RFU and the Champions cup - how the RFU wanted the 6 nastions played over 5 weeks and the guy who wanted that is now in charge of the premiership rugby. How they walloped the pro 14 for now having relegation as a reason to increase english clubs in the chasmpions cup, and now they are getting rid of relegation.

most interesting of all was the fact how the english premiership clubs are all runnign at a loss, even with tv money and a grant from the RFU. the whole thing over there is nuts.