Monday, 31 March 2008

Thin edge of the wedge

If there was any doubt that the Australians have an agenda with regards to the future of rugby, then the following story should send out a loud and clear warning.

According to "the Australian" newspaper last week (so it's not an April 1st story), former Wallabies assistant coach Alex Evans and Brisbane Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett are pushing a proposal to create a hybrid game to introduce schoolchildren to the common basics of Rugby Union and Rugby League and officials of both rugby codes have given "tentative backing" to the proposal.

In particular, Queensland Rugby Union chairman Peter Lewis is backing the Evans-Bennett plan: "I've always said the smartest thing rugby could do is merge with rugby league," he is reported to have said.

And we wonder why the Aussies are so keen on the ELVs...?

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