Um, you were allowed in. As you have stated in a Scotsman article.. Jumping the gun there aren’t you?
George Berry may not hold the same opinion as Chris Rattue, but the NZ Herald continue to give him a platform for his unecessary comments about NH teams. Infact, the comments Rattue has made go against global rugby values. Respect being one of them.
Rattue’s accusation that money is why Scotland get to play the All Blacks more than the Pacific Islands is rediculous. The All Blacks certainly don’t play these team as often as they should do (especially on their turf), but that is not reason why they continue to play Scotland. Money is the supposive reason why Scotland only has 2 professional sides. Personally, I find it an astonishing accusation.
If we’re going to talk about money and elitism in rugby, surely the women’s set up should be criticised first. During the three years leading up to the next Women’s Rugby World Cup, The Black Ferns and England will play each other 3 times each autumn. What is that doing for the development of other teams? Zilch, nada, Nothing. The final will be the same in 2014.