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A rugby game isn't a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that.

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What a ludicrous comparison.

The Fijians, Samoans and Tongans are “ripped apart” because of the pursuit of opportunity by individuals.Opportunity that Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are unable to provide.

Why does having Fiji heritage tie a player to Fiji only? You are now not even talking about birth, but ancestry.

You follow the herd like plenty, just most of us here in the 21st century follow a different herd now. You’re stuck following the same heard you did decades ago calling yourself an independent thinker because your unwilling to change with the times.

And also, we do have pro contracts and allow players to represent their country of choice. You’re just complaining about their choice.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

What did Foley do as a 10 in that game?

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

So you promote xenophobic hiring policies?

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

Nah but the fact you talk over immigrating for professional convenience as the majority is wrong.

It’s the minority.

Most immigrate for a better life as children without any choice. It’s the minority that immigrate for professional opportunities.

The current Wallabies squad as 12 of the 31 that were born overseas.

Of those 12, 7 of them relocated before high school.

Of the remaining 5, 2 of them relocated with their families during high school.

The remaining 3 are Koroibete, Tupou and Naisarani.

Tupou came to Australia to following a professional contract. Koroibete did too, but in a completely different sport. Naisarani came here as a 20 year old and played club rugby for 2 seasons before making the NRC and getting signed by the Force.

Really 2 of the 12 are playing for Australia because of the pursuit of professional opportunities.

7 of 12 spent more time in Australia than their home country.

England who cop a bit of a bad wrap too have 6 overseas born players. Underhill was born in the US but played at least England 18s.

The Vunipola brothers were born in Wellington and Sydney, but grew up in the UK.

Heinz qualifies through ancestry.

Manu Tuilagi moved to England at 12.

Joe Cokanasiga was born in Fiji but moved to England at 1.

That’s the way of the world.

Very few move to seek professional opportunities. Would be lucky to be on average one per tier 1 nation that did.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

The vast majority you tend to cite didn’t settle in Australia for sporting reasons. Most come as children and grow up here.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

Yep. If he can’t dominate behind a well beaten pack at at 23 he’ll never be a decent 10…

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

Further to that, was Conrad Smith a lesser 13 than Fekitoa? Because Fekitoa went to Toulon in Top 14 and Smith to a team in ProD2.

It’s likely Kinetsu are splashing big cash chasing promotion.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

Interestingly Kinetsu and the Rebels have some association now.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

CLL won’t be.

He is going OS next year.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

Nah.

Went to where Nick Stiles his former Reds Coach was.

Nobody has suggested that his contract was contingent on Genia’s. Just that they are both contracted there.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

I hate the call when a ref bins or sends off a player for an offence that requires that punishment, it’s the ref that has ruined the game..

Why complain about the NRL's black and white decisions?

Yeah bugger actually running the country. Junkets and hobnobbing it is. Respect.

Haas stars as PM’s XIII thrash Fiji

How good is revising history. “really poor and dropped off”.

It was good. When the forwards got smashed, Genia played worse, and then Cooper played worse. Just like every 10.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

*Foley’s team won

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

No he wasn’t.

Foley’s team one. Look at Foley’s contribution. Hunt and Simmons had more to do with setting up the Tahs attack in the game at the SCG for example.

I’m willing to be go through all his high risk plays, you’ll find most occurring when they are chasing a game where the team is outmatched. Would he be a better option if he just went down without trying?

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

Yeah but Quade kicked the ball out on the full in 2011.

Lealiifano sheds light on 'erratic' World Cup selections

It’s more than likely he wins even though courts have upheld that public servants can’t speak out against the government (political speech is protected FYI) under anonymous social media accounts where they are not even representing the government?

I suspect your view is based on what you want to very little research on the legislation, legal precedence or anything else that is what the decision will be based on.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Folau is the victim for being terminated for not following the terms of his contract.

RA are the victim. They kept up their end, payment. He didn’t keep up his. So they chose to discontinue the contract.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

She didn’t help RA at all.

This all also occurred after Jordan was picked to make his debut and Folau’s contract was terminated.

What came to light will have no bearing on any legal action.

This is one of the biggest straw man arguments I’ve ever seen.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

I think the issue is a strategy to limit numbers in the ruck

Georgia rate Wallabies pack among finest

Really? What small hookers are running around in NZ?

Aussie abroad: Hugh Roach

Cheika’s Contract was extended after making the RWC.

Why would it happen again though with 4 years of poor form?

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

1. These things would never be made public.

2. Odd thing to say when all reports are that Dave Rennie will replace Cheika in 2020.

3. Odd thing to say when you consider our 20s and 18s coming through right now.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

Great read this

Aussie abroad: Hugh Roach

Cheika probably does but is too stubborn to do so.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia