Simon Poidevin (60)
Like the concept a lot Working Class Rugger.. You sound pretty connected on these things..As must be a concern to world rugby that Oz rugby been at crossroad in terms of grass roots issues, dwindling participation and financial viability issues at all super rugby franchises. So makes sense if going to help PI rugby that they invite them to professional set up and fledgling short form comp in oz (NRC) then sending them to NZ for example to compete in one of their comps! Justified alone on supporting and growing PI rugby but gives side benefit of helping important Oz rugby nation which would benefit.
Lot to like with this as kills 2 birds with one stone. Hope it happens.
I tend to haunt quite a few Rugby message boards and you never know who may pop up under an anonymous tag. You just need to know what to look for and be able to sort the bullshit from the legitimate information. A poster on one of those boards posted something about this. He has been fairly accurate in the past so I passed it on to the 'News from unexpected places' thread here.