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mate I am here because I have a passion for rugby and not politics..you on the other hand seem to have a need to go up against everything/one...maybe you just have "issues" or you were dropped on your head one time to many ...either way you are at the wrong forum...say whatever you would like but i'll not come down to your level...
Posted 13:12 28th August 2011
@snjsngh you make accusations about so called poaching could you back up these claims with the names of the players who have been poached and the nation who has done this or do you believe a player has no right to go and play rugby where he likes. Seems the dictator is having an effect. I await your list.
@rognvald you completely miss the point. Rugby is a passion for me but I also realise it is minor in comparison with many other matters in a person's life.
@kije sure the people have the right to determine who rules their country but when that is decided by a petty military officer backed up by guns and troops not the people and when that dictator interferes and bans meetings of the populace such as that well known terrorist body the Methodist Church let alone censoring newspapers and sending his thugs out to beat up anyone who doesnt toe the line. His day will come when he like dictators everywhere fall to the will of the people.
Posted 04:09 26th August 2011
The ban is all tosh. A country has the right to self determination by whatever political system prevails at any time it is a soveriegn right. What makes democracy so superior a system. Any interference with Fiji's internal politics is another form of colonialism.
Posted 14:00 20th August 2011
What absolute rubbish. Here is a man who wishes to play rugby and before he is fully accepted he must grovel before the rugby politicians. I cant see that he is a threat to world peace. That he happens to be employed by a military establishment is , in this case, purely incidental. Now the rugby executives can preen themselves as being saviours of what? Pathetic, to say the least.
Posted 20:53 19th August 2011
Glad to see that a reasonable and respectable resolution has been found. I also hope Nakarawa plays a blinder and gets snapped up by a rich club in the south of France. He's given up his job to play rugby so lets hope he's got something lined up to pay the bills.
Posted 15:22 19th August 2011
Suprisingly there are more important things in the world than sports, a government should never have to back down from their stance for a sporting competition. but as you can see its all resolved so its alright in this case.
Posted 14:07 19th August 2011
Politicians from all over the world, it is my humble request as a sports fan, please keep your politics and personal agendas separate from the sports we love...its bad enough that big names like Eng, Aus and NZ are pouching and luring small island players with money only to dump them a year or so later for other rising stars...
Posted 12:39 19th August 2011
I hope he is able to get a professional rugby contract in rugby and does not re-enlist in the Fijian Army. However I am pleased that the NZ Government has stuck to its guns and only granted the visa on the grounds Nakarawa is no longer a member of the Fijian military. Also it shows the policy is aimed at the illegal Fijian regime and not the individual and has recognised that by speeding up the clearance. The Fijian team will be welcomed into new Zealand as the argument is not with the people but the dictator and his cronies.
Posted 10:07 19th August 2011
Victory for common sense. Great news for Nakawara, and well done the NZ authorities for fast tracking.
Posted 09:10 19th August 2011