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Re: A battle for Polynesian talent on the Anglo-Welsh border
Posted by: Neil-H
Date: 07/02/2018 13:52
Eif Jones
Neil-H, the RFU complain about other countries apparently stealing their players when they are busy doing it themselves, does that not count as cheeky. I have no issue about the English academy programs but don't decry similar programs in the other UK countries. At present, I suspect the Scarlets are much more satisfied with theirs than most of the English clubs. It does help to have such a large player base for England to do well at U20. Incidentally, its not just Polynesians who are attracted by scholarships to the likes of Hartbury and Millfield, the great Gareth Edwards had his near free time at Millfield.

Eif I am not decrying anyone, I know England do it, my point is everyone does it, you called RFU cheeky, they no more cheeky than everyone else.

the more options the kids have and opportunities given to them, then the better imho.

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