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Lions Selection Rules
Old Geezer (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:53
Perhaps someone can help me. In view of the problems at FB I had wondered if Abendanon would get a chance but I suspect there may be some rule about those playing overseas. Anyone know?

 
Re: Lions Selection Rules
DGPWasp (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:13
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Old Geezer
Perhaps someone can help me. In view of the problems at FB I had wondered if Abendanon would get a chance but I suspect there may be some rule about those playing overseas. Anyone know?

No rule. Each union has its own rules on selecting overseas based players. England it's a flat no. Ireland it's no unless you're Johnny Sexton. Wales it's no unless you're one of the players that Gatland contrived a rule to allow him to continue to select. And Scotland can't afford to be picky!

However Lions always very unlikely to go with someone not playing test rugby so that rules them out by extension.

 
Re: Lions Selection Rules
ShWadd (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:30
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DGPWasp
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Old Geezer
Perhaps someone can help me. In view of the problems at FB I had wondered if Abendanon would get a chance but I suspect there may be some rule about those playing overseas. Anyone know?

No rule. Each union has its own rules on selecting overseas based players. England it's a flat no. Ireland it's no unless you're Johnny Sexton. Wales it's no unless you're one of the players that Gatland contrived a rule to allow him to continue to select. And Scotland can't afford to be picky!

However Lions always very unlikely to go with someone not playing test rugby so that rules them out by extension.

Unless you're George Kruis...in that case you don't even need to play to be pick.


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