Ge­or­gian am­bi­tions

Rugby World - - BOOTCAMP - Terry Cooper, Cam­bridgeshire Tim Mur­phy, Dublin

I’d like to make a few points with re­gards Ge­or­gia join­ing the Six Na­tions: 1. I would love Ge­or­gia to be in­cluded, but I do not want rugby to die in Italy. 2. Around 10,000 Ge­or­gians trav­elled to Italy for the game in Novem­ber. So does any­one be­lieve there will be a prob­lem with spec­ta­tors or ticket prices? tack­les seem to be an ac­cepted part of the game, only the most fla­grant no­ticed by the of­fi­cials. Are they ig­nor­ing player wel­fare or is union be­ing over-cau­tious?

Per­son­ally, I think league have it wrong and union will, even­tu­ally, get it sorted. Mu­li­aina, Joe Roko­coko and Jerome Kaino, born out­side New Zealand.

Thirdly, see­ing the likes of CJ Stander and Aki belt­ing out Amhránnab­hFiann is suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence for me that these play­ers un­der­stand the pride that comes with putting on the green jersey.

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