Friday, 26 October 2012
According to Male, if you go to the Fijian secondary school championships you will see scouts from Australia, New Zealand and England “taking our young players like vultures”.
Somewhat conveniently Male won’t name names, but he says that players are being invited to the UK when they are 14 and by 17 are opting to play for England. Apparently there is one very talented 16 year old Fijian in particular who has now opted to play for England.
If that is in fact what is happening then it’s pretty disgraceful and the IRB needs to clamp down.
In the absence of names, however, I suspect that it’s bollocks.