Sunday January 19, 2020

Time to stop crying crocodile tears for the island nations

Nothing is as predictable at World Cups as the deluge of fake tears from those who pretend to care about the fate of the Pacific Islanders

29th September, 2019
Leone Nakarawa of Fiji in action against Uruguay in Iwate last Wednesday Pic: Getty

Nothing is as predictable at World Cups as the deluge of fake tears from those who pretend to care about the fate of the Pacific Islanders. It’s something we’re all guilty of, although the crying hearts of Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika are the hardest to listen to, particularly when their lectures are delivered from such high ground.

Last week, Cheika criticised the Fijian rugby authorities for daring to refer Reece...

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