Those are some amusingly weak quotes from Melville. Was he that scared by shipping so many points to Scotland? I thought it was the French who had a chicken as their mascot! If he is concerned by a promotion playoff only being every second year then that can be solved by having a golden parachute, or having the playoff in Lions years. The subtext is that rugby is "our game" and we simply dont care about anywhere else. A pox on his house.