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also just in the view of fair play i'll point out like your list of two nz players, you haven't actually got all the non english born players in your list - your facts are THAT good.
ha! We established i was wrong about 20 posts ago as it's actually samoa, Australia, Nz, England.. ;) Waldrom was called as cover, but did not replace anyone, he was never IN the squad. Banahan was born in jersey, who align with any of the united kingdom countries - that's not me making it up, that's international law, and the same in any other sport. He qualified to play for England at birth.
I have deduced from your comments that I am best to use small words to aid understanding. What are you sorry no for? Waldrom is still in the squad (which is what we're talking about) and Banahan is still not born in Eng! But even if I exclude them, you're still one more than NZ (if i count Mils), which makes your ill-informed comment wrong.So sorry yes, your still wrong. Suck it
waldrom didn't go to the world cup was called out as cover and did not play, he was not capped until last summer. Banahan is from the channel isles which is part of the united kingdom but aligned to all four countries... so sorry no.which leaves Tuilaig Hape, hartley Corbisiero and Armitage.
You're right, Mils - who was subbed out of the squad due to injury - was born in Samoa. He moved to NZ when he was 2. You dont have time to do the wiki thing but you're happy making statements like NZ has the 2nd most non-national team at the RWC?? Engl had Tualigi, Hartley, Corbisiero, Waldrom, Hape, Banahan, Armitage... All not born in EnglI agree with your point, but your facts are wrong
RespectJust a firm handshake - none of this modern poovery. If you think that's great I also had a big chat with BG outside Twickenham before the Eng v ABs game a few years ago. He was just waiting unobserved by the masses and I yelled out "BG". He was waiting for Dave Loveridge but I had to leave before he arrived as I was with a mate who was keen to get seated ( my mate is a Pom ).
@jamesmathew. Vunipola came through the england age groups systems 18, 20 Saxons and now seniors, no one complained then did they? change the record now, the rules are the rules and until they are changed england are free to choose anyone who qualifies, as are any other nation in the world.... as long as they agive sweat, blood & tears for the cause I'm happy.Respect, i forgot ben franks - OZ
RespectMyRugbyAuhtoritah don't have time to do the wiki thin but off the top of my head i can tell you now Mils Muliaina was born in Samoa. I don't have an issue with them playing though, more power to them, my point in all of this is the same as yours if someone has lived and come through the system why penalise them for choosing the county they identify with?
That must be what its like meeting god. Did he bless you with words? Or did he simply glide by like a shimmering mist of rubgy pixie-dust, not knowing that he'd smoked you and left you clutching at thin air until he was over the try line/at Chancery Lane? Did you touch him?
The Welsh team is half English...so scrap them too.
Respect - there is, I will admit, a certainy piquancy in England choosing players with Pacific Island backgrounds given the accusations of the past, but it ill-behoves us as modest horny handed jug-eared sons of the soil to take any enjoyment from this, surely. As for the great Gallagher, I gave him directions to Chancery Lane and he was chuffed to bits I recognised him. Top bloke and player.
Whoa there James Mathew!!! Lets not lose our heads. Just because Eng has become NZ B doesnt mean the rest of the world arent feilding true representative teams. I would support scrapping Eng but never the proud nations of say Wales, NZ, SA, Aus, France, Ireland... well, actually everyone else.You can be the first representative of Muppetland.
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