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I guess it's two separate issues . I want the strongest team possible and if you can get that by all the means under the rules then so be it .... But yes the rules of international availability themselves are strange to ridiculous. I'm sure Uate was Fijian in the World Cup Brian and TRex Tongan?? That's just for when the hypocritical Aussies start tut tutting. The South Sea islands would have great league and union teams if the big two didn't keep cherry picking their talent. Protect these nations and give them regular quality tests.And as for residency ... So if Catalans or Crusaders have 15 players on three year contracts by the end of these the whole squad could play for France and Wales! Not new though all this ... Remember Jackie Charltons Ireland team! Born n bred ? Nope, Qualify in the small print nowadays.
Posted 10:37 5th October 2011