Thursday, 1 May 2008


Today is May Day. It is also, from the future of rugby's point of view, D-Day.

Today, in Dublin, the IRB debate whether or not to implement the ELVs with effect from 1st August. The IRB call it a "trial" and say that if the new laws do not work then they will be rescinded, but we all know - proponents and opponents alike - that once they're in, they're in.

I can only hope that common sense will prevail - that the national unions of England, Wales and Ireland will stick together on this, that they will find support from other countries to oppose these largely insane proposals and that political and financial pressure applied by the IRB does not prevail.

I'm not overly optimistic though.


Matt @ Green and Gold Rugby said...


Total Flanker said...

I knew I could count on your support Matt! :)