• Six Nations Message Board

  • angus angus Feb 17, 2011 17:29 Flag

    italian standards

    I've noticed that over the last couple of years that the Italian Rugby players are copying their illustrious counterparts in football; they question every decision, feign injury and generally cheat to achieve what they want. Funnily enough it has now started to creep into Welsh and Irish teams with both teams complaining to the ref about decisions that went against them but when it happened to the oppositon nothing happened. The RFU will have to watch this or we are going to have the cheating culture that is endemic in football. Finally I know why it has been allow (because rugby wanted a world cup) but nationallity should be based on Father or Mother, at the moment Italy, South Pacific Island ect are made up of second string Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans, Even the Home nations have to call a halt, even the five year rule will debase the internationals, Italy have not improved and should not have come into the five nations and will not survive unless they continue to use other countries rejects.