"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

England RFU - Welcome to rugby as played by the United Nations

The absurd plan of the slick, fast talking marketing men to bastardize the notion of national Rugby Union teams gathers pace.

26 year old New Zealander Shontayne Hape could soon be pulling on the jersey with the Red Rose.The Bradford Bulls star has agreed terms with Premiership club Northampton subject only to the granting of a work permit - he would apparently qualify to play for England on residency grounds.

The 26-year-old joined Bradford in 2003 from the Warriors after falling out with the New Zealand club following his rehabilitation from a horrific knee injury.

Hape formed a devastating combination at Bradford with the new England star Vainikolo who turned out on Saturday in their dire defeat at the hands of wales at Twickenham.

Dogged by injuries , another player past his sell by date, with major fitness problems, cashing in (quite sensibly) on the insane selection policies of a desperate national coach.

How soon before the TV schedulers realise that there is no market for these mongrelised teams ?

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