Ken Catchpole (46)
I agree with Hasbeen as every year the start of the new CAS thread new scholarship kid discussions begin, and writers start comparing schools against schools. The opportunity given to kids to go to top schools such as those in the CAS extends further than the rugby field and should not be a representation of the player for taking the opportunity. As for the schools responsibility, the 1st XV competition is widely popular and a measure of the school in itself regardless of their values, so of course it is in their best interest to field the strongest team possible. In business terms, to gain a competitive advantage over other schools to attract the next intake of kids. So indubitably this conversation will continue by people arguing for and against but we do know it occurs at different extents and it’s about now keeping up and not be left behind, which is starting to become evident.
Doctor Lambert, shouldn't you be on the GPS thread?