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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 am
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Great news for England and Great Britain. 20 year old back row sensation Victor Radley has said he would like to play for England, and presumably Great Britain as well. We are already strong internationally at prop and hooker, this could give us a real boost in the back row.

Victor Radley reveals he could choose England over New South Wales and Australia

SYDNEY Roosters enforcer Victor Radley has revealed he would consider playing Test football for England if asked, revealing: “Dad would be stoked if I chose to play for them”.

“Especially in a World Cup year.

“I’d do anything to play in a World Cup so if I had the opportunity to play for England, I would love that.
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:11 am
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 am
Posted by Joff on Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 am
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Wow will be awesome to have Great Britain back. I still have my British Coal sponsored top!
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am
Posted by ThePrinter on Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 am
Posted by Muggins on Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 am
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For me this sort of thing is devaluing international sport, but I recognise that it happens in all sports and that all countries are doing it. Therefore, if he ended up playing for England, I'd accept it and welcome him and support him like I would any other player.

I really don't like it though and I think that all sports should tighten up the rules on this sort of thing. Until that happens, however, I think England should take advantage just like everyone else does.
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:06 pm
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Muggins wrote:
For me this sort of thing is devaluing international sport, but I recognise that it happens in all sports and that all countries are doing it. Therefore, if he ended up playing for England, I'd accept it and welcome him and support him like I would any other player.

I really don't like it though and I think that all sports should tighten up the rules on this sort of thing. Until that happens, however, I think England should take advantage just like everyone else does.


You're right but, it's all about the money these days.
Could you imagine any of the greats from yesteryear being happy to "swap nations".

For me, ANY player that has played international sport at ANY level should only ever represent that nation but, this would be far too sensible for the sports administrators and we're still in a position where we want to cobble together stronger national sides for stuff like the world cup and without some crossover, the world cup would need to reduce to 5 or 6 nations.
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Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Posted by Ongs1982 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm
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as sad as it sounds, but i 100% agree with you wrencat1873. indeed, it is all about money these days and indeed, the player should represent that nation only, but let's face it. this won't happen. at least i've lost my hope.
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Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Posted by PopTart on Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
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The difference is, in the 50s and 60s, when those players who would never switch countries played, no one ever left their own country.

Now you have people emigrating to different countries which gives them dual citizenship. They have a choice the others just didn't have.

I'm born and raised in Yorkshire to English parents and am always available to represent England and only England.
If my dad was Australian or German, I might have a different opinion. Your parents form a lot of your values.
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