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    @Crucial

    I'm happy to acknowledge folks who're Dual Nationals, Refugee backgrounds etc who have varied and complex backgrounds
    Something I understand very well

    Bralley was ENG U20 player & was the bloody Captain
    Also capped throughout ENG age group level

    I can not tolerate Bralley then not being good enough for ENG & playing for Italy Fuck Outta Here!!!

    Once you commit at U20 level you don't change national allegiances in Int'l Rugby

    Heinz is a mercenary pure & simple Having a granny who lived in ENG 70+ years ago ain't going to cut it

    Int'l Rugby is not a playground for 2nd rate players to play for Inferior nations to play at RWC and earn some extra coin



  • @Jaguares4real said in NH International Rugby:

    @Crucial

    I'm happy to acknowledge folks who're Dual Nationals, Refugee backgrounds etc who have varied and complex backgrounds
    Something I understand very well

    Bralley was ENG U20 player & was the bloody Captain
    Also capped throughout ENG age group level

    I can not tolerate Bralley then not being good enough for ENG & playing for Italy Fuck Outta Here!!!

    Once you commit at U20 level you don't change national allegiances in Int'l Rugby

    Heinz is a mercenary pure & simple Having a granny who lived in ENG 70+ years ago ain't going to cut it

    Int'l Rugby is not a playground for 2nd rate players to play for Inferior nations to play at RWC and earn some extra coin

    That post is so fucked on so many levels I don’t know where to start.

    For starters you quite obviously don’t understand ‘complex backgrounds’ at all. Who are you to judge and ‘understand’ a particular person’s family dynamics.
    From what I understand Heinz’s grandmother is proud English and always lived in England. She has maintained and promoted that aspect of heritage with her grandchildren.
    An 18 or 19 year old will take any opportunity offered and not necessarily one that ends up one that defines their later life.
    If Heinz wants to play for an inferior nation ( 😉 ) then by definition he has been deemed at the level of that team.
    My only complaint about waka jumping comes when a player is offered a deal they can’t refuse that is probably against their desires.



  • @Jaguares4real said in NH International Rugby:

    @Daffy-Jaffy

    Italians taking the piss again with Mercenary players

    Callum Braley born and bred in ENG

    ENG U20 captain but has a Italian granddad so plays for Italy 🤡 🤡

    This quote below is disgusting Int'l Rugby not a shopping centre where you
    pick & choose what nation you want to to play and game the system

    “As a kid I always dreamt of playing international rugby and I always knew that could be two avenues
    so it’s one of them, whichever came first and gave me that opportunity and believed in me the most,”

    Ummmmmm who the hell are you to say what someone thinks ?

    If god forbid I was anywhere near good enough to play international Rugby I could have gone for the country I love and have lived in most of my life ( New Zealand ) or where my old man was born and one which I'm fiercely proud of my heritage ( Scotland ).

    If you've got the family ties then fucken do it, I have nothing but respect for the Leslie brothers, Gordon Simpson, Brendan Laney and many others for what they gave to the blue jersey.


  • Banned

    @Crucial

    You have your experience

    I have mine



  • @Jaguares4real said in NH International Rugby:

    @Crucial

    You have your experience

    I have mine

    It’s nothing to do with personal experience. What the fuck are you on about?



  • Pretty sad.





  • Great country the little I've seen, great people.

    Would love to travel to Georgia for a 7-nations match and then go skiing.



  • @MiketheSnow we had them in my area during the 2011 RWC. So the Council and local businesses produced Georgia supporting t-shirts, all the kids were wearing them. We had parades and huge dinner nights etc. Great bunch, they were pretty shocked!



  • @MN5 said in NH International Rugby:

    @Jaguares4real said in NH International Rugby:

    @Daffy-Jaffy

    Italians taking the piss again with Mercenary players

    Callum Braley born and bred in ENG

    ENG U20 captain but has a Italian granddad so plays for Italy 🤡 🤡

    This quote below is disgusting Int'l Rugby not a shopping centre where you
    pick & choose what nation you want to to play and game the system

    “As a kid I always dreamt of playing international rugby and I always knew that could be two avenues
    so it’s one of them, whichever came first and gave me that opportunity and believed in me the most,”

    Ummmmmm who the hell are you to say what someone thinks ?

    If god forbid I was anywhere near good enough to play international Rugby I could have gone for the country I love and have lived in most of my life ( New Zealand ) or where my old man was born and one which I'm fiercely proud of my heritage ( Scotland ).

    If you've got the family ties then fucken do it, I have nothing but respect for the Leslie brothers, Gordon Simpson, Brendan Laney and many others for what they gave to the blue jersey.

    At the end of the day it is professional sport and you do what is best for your career, sure it is a bonus and privilege if you can do it for your country of birth. Look at other sports, football, cricket even


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