I think HMP is definitely the pick of the crop at the moment.
Long term I think Annan will move to fullback - or Rugby League
Lynagh and HMP would make a great 10-12 pairing. Both have strong deceptive running skills.
I think Lynagh will play at 12 for UQ next year. Learn off Twidale.
For me if a fella (or lady) moves and then completes the citizenship requirements for the new country then good for them.
The bit that really annoys me is the "heritage" clauses ie a grandfather / mother makes them eligible.
I know some of those named did actually sit out for a number of years...
All I can Say it is a sad day when it appears that National Jerseys are up for sale / barter on some very loose technicality that has been manufactured.
What happened to playing for your Country of Birth or where you live (citizenship)?
Agree, if the company is producing / selling a legal product then it is up to an Individual to decide if they want it or not for THEMSELF.
If an employer generates cash flow from a legal product, then uses the cash to play it's employees, then all good.
If an employee has a problem with how...
Bottom line is the english situation is bringing to the open that clubs/franchises burn lots of cash in the current format of player payments.
The smart administrators are going to address this for sure. I think some players will end up pricing themselves out of a role.
My thought is more along...
With the demise of 2 English clubs maybe its time for all professional outfits to have a look at where they are spending and where they are getting their revenue.
Surely with the ongoing one upmanship around the globe there has to be more outfits trading on rocky ground.