Thursday, 23 November 2017

Money, money, money

While I can understand why England's players decided against donating part of their match fees to their Samoan counterparts ahead of Saturday's clash at Twickenham, I still think it's a bit of a shame.

Yes, there is definitely something more than a little ethically questionable and unedifying about paying your opposition to play against you, and the issue of the funding of so-called tier 2 nations is something that needs addressing urgently by World Rugby rather than be left to the consciences of individual players.

And yet think of the impact that a more robust stance by the England's players would have made...

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