‘Suits’ must heed Vunipola warning
I READ the comments from Billy Vunipola this week about the risk of player burnout and I have to say I totally agree with him.
With rugby generating more and more money, it seems that it is the only thing that matters to the ‘suits’, as he called the men running the game.
All that they seem interested in is flogging the players to generate more revenue and fill their pockets while the players are expected to play for almost 11 months a year.
Vunipola suggested the players may have to force the suits to listen to their concerns by going on strike like in the NBA and the NFL recently.
As great as rugby is as product, I reckon the suits will struggle to sell it without any players ready to play in their inter-continental trans-ocean timezone-busting competitions.
NICK ROBINSON Southampton