>So the next World Cup will feature GB instead of England and Wales, with
>the excuse given that GB will have a better chance of winning the comp.
>That is bullshit, pure and simple.
Well if given the results of the WCC so far you think we can run two teams
in the next WC and stand a chance you are mad.
Its about time time we beat the Aussies in a major comp and splitting our
talent into two teams is the sort of high mainded worthy but ultimatley
stupid decision that would ensure we finish second best again.
>It is because the RL authorities here have abandoned the development of
>game in Wales, but don't even have the courage to admit it.
The official line is that at the moment the Welsh are not up to it but for
the WC after next they will be back in the comp because by then RL in
Wales will be sorted. Now you can believe that or not but thats the
>Their excuses are made to look even more ridiculous by the admission of a
>NZ Maori team to the World Cup as well as the Kiwi national team. NZ is
>strong enough to field 2 sides, but the UK can only manage 1.
The inclusion of an NZ maori side and splitting the NZ team into two is
about as stupid as splitting GB into England and Wales.
Mind you defining who is an NZ maori seems just as difficult as defining
who is Welsh. Do Somoans oand Tongans count as NZ Maoris?
>It's enough to make you wish Murdoch WAS running the game, instead of the
>clueless bunch of has beens we're stuck with.
Maybe so but as far as the WC goes I reckon we should give ourselves the
best chance and ALWAYS play a GB side no matter how strong the game
becomes in Wales.
Its looking bad enough as it is but if the ARL and SL get life sorted out
down under you may as well not bother withthe comp if you split teams.
To sum up the decision may reflect badly on the development of the game in
Wales and show yet again what looneys are in charge but for once, whatever
the reasoning behind the decision, I approve.
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