As Mdaclarke rightly points out it IS racist. Here's how I see it: A White person, a Black person and an Asian person are all Human Beings. Most of these people are great, some aren't. Some of them might be good at something like hmm...rugby, for example and others not. Telling somebody that they have to pick a certain number of people because they are in a Minority Ethnic category offends both common sense and also the race in question. Would you, for example, tell the New Zealand All Blacks that they are not allowed to score against Namibia in a competitive match because it may upset the Namibians? They might get triggered or deeply offended. That is basically calling out Namibia as Special Needs which they are not, they are just not in the same class as the All Blacks (and indeed VERY few teams are of that calibre). Every race and every person has their own drawbacks and limitations, so to say 'we must help Group A by punishing Group B' is stupidity. Group A can improve by working harder, training better, applying themselves more. Even then, they are not entitled to wear the shirt - that privilege is only for the best XV plus subs. Would you put an Asian person in the Infantry just because some (usually) morbidly obese angry hemidemisexual genderfluid human-shaped thingamebob Trigglypuff lookalike says to? You cannot award somebody something as sacred as a place in an International team if he/she/other definition has not earned that privilege. Being born a specific race is irrelevant - it is what you bring to that team which matters. Would you rather have 15 Martin Johnson's in your starting XV or a handful of leaders plus the politically correct add-ons who are only playing because the 'Everything Is Horrible Boo Hoo' parade got rained off (by racist rain, of course)? Anybody who chooses cool and PC over picking the best team regardless of race is a Category A Spunknut. * Addendum - An inwardly racist Category A Spunknut.