Barritt selected for England Saxons

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Steve-o, May 19, 2009.

  1. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    http://www.keo.co.za/2009/05/19/poms-call-up-barritt/

    I knew it, I just knew it!
    When he left SA I predicted those pesky Poms would try capped him.

    Durban born and raised, product of the Sharks academy, came through the ranks in the Natal & SA structures, just to get picked for the Saxons.

    Bloody disgrace it is...
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Saxons = no caps
     
  4. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    yeah but they're the designated "A" team, meaning he can't play for anyone else
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Erm, yes he can. Shane Drahm, for example, has both Australia 'A' and England 'A' games under his belt.

    A cap (and the international exclusivity that comes with it) is for a full test, not a reserves exhibition.
     
  6. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ May 19 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I suggest you check out the IRBs laws of the game:
    http://www.irb.com/mm/document/lawsregs/0/...081229_6640.pdf

    The rule has been changed in the last couple of years so that A, test and Sevens caps tie a player to a given country. Drahm's cap for Oz A came before such a rule was brought in so he was given an exemption to play for England.
     
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