A few things on this first day of May:
- I know I've banged on about the likes of Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola in recent days/weeks, but there was simply no need for Samu Kerevi to apologise for quoting from the Bible and posting about his "love for Jesus" over Easter. There was nothing offensive whatsoever about Kerevi expressing his religious beliefs and certainly nothing for which to apologise.
- Meanwhile, the rumours are true. Mathieu Bastareaud will play Major League Rugby next season, joining Rugby United New York on a season-long loan deal after this year's World Cup in Japan. According to RUNY, Bastareaud will be “a big presence.” There is certainly no denying that.
- It looks like, in the absence of a minor miracle, Newcastle Falcons will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of the season. No doubt the promotion/relegation/ring-fencing debate will rage on but, as I keep saying, the real question here should be how many professional clubs the game in England can realistically sustain...