JL, Israel Folau received his Wallaby top up before he had even played one game of rugby. All in the process of lurinf him away from the AFL.
Folau's top up was sight unseen. But Ben Mowen's rugby ability was well-known, even before he was made Wallaby captain.
Why didn't the ARU show respect for his position and track record?
Chris, the stats are not incorrect. The criteria was the top 85 run-getters in Test history, and the top 100 averages. That is why the list is "selected", not complete.
Kepler Wessels, Greg Blewett, Phil Hughes, and a host of others didn't qualify under that criteria.
I had to draw a line in the sand or the complete list would have gone on for eternity.
Not so JohnD, someone has to stand up for what is right.