The Welsh Rugby Union is threatening to devalue international
rugby with its decision to give Wales' home match against the Barbarians on
June 4 full-cap status.
Oval Talk first heard about it on April 1 so instantly
assumed it was an April Fools news story. But when it cropped up again a few
days later, it became apparent that those within the WRU are the fools.
Caps have been awarded
by Wales twice before in games against the Barbarians, first in the Baa-baas'
centenary celebration match in 1990, and again in 1996.
And this match heralds another
landmark: the WRU's 130th anniversary. But