Rugby World - - RUGBY RANT -

From late 2020, play­ers will need to re­side in a coun­try for five years to change their na­tional al­le­giance. Gus Pi­chot (right) was big on this, but what do you think… @ hey­wood­white It should be ten years. And why wait un­til 2020? Ge­orge Gar­rett Whilst it will not stop all of the is­sues sur­round­ing younger play­ers in par­tic­u­lar, this will be­gin to help those be­ing robbed of their na­tional tal­ent pools.

An­thony Chelling­worth Should only ap­ply to Tier One and Two. lower-tier na­tions need ex­pats while de­vel­op­ing the game.

@ tot­nesred­green There should be no res­i­dency rule – only birth­place & im­me­di­ate an­ces­try should ap­ply.

@ dan_ weasel Not per­fect but some­thing had to be done to help teams like Fiji keep hold of their play­ers & main­tain in­tegrity of Test teams.

@SeanEl­liot6335 yes, it is a good thing. It should be seven or eight years.

An­drew Byrne It was the right thing to do but it’s not long enough. Play­ers will be tar­geted at a younger age. Scoop them up at 18 and they will be qual­i­fied by age 23.

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