Monday, 28 March 2016
He is right. Much as we all love the Six Nations, the fact that it remains set in stone slap bang in the middle of the European domestic season is somewhat ridiculous.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" appears to be the attitude of the change-resistant authorities, supported by a compliant rugby press.
Such an attitude is, however, another example of amateur administration values being applied to a professional sport and completely ignores the fact that fans of club rugby who pay good money to attend games are, for a significant chunk of the season, deprived of seeing the best players.
As Wray points out, the Southern Hemisphere has successfully organised its calendar so that the Super Rugby season does not compete with international rugby.
It's about time that the Northern Hemisphere followed suit.
It really shouldn't be that difficult.