Not one, not two, but three
Doesn't Nick Farr-Jones look silly? Frank Bunce was a good player, and a good lefty, too - in the early '90s he used to campaign for the Aliance Party at election time in South Auckland - and he had no hesitation in summing up the significance of Fiji's victory over Wales on TV 3 last night. 'This just shows that the distribution of resources between rugby-playing nations is inequitable', the New Zealand-Samoa double international said. 'The Pacific nations aren't getting enough money, and their players have to go overseas. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer'.
Bunce and others involved with Pacific rugby have been arguing for years for the inclusion of a composite team from the region in the Super 14. After witnessing the performances of Tonga and Fiji in this World Cup, and Samoa's repeated quarter finals entries in the '90s, can't we argue that not one, not two, but three Pacific teams should be represented in the 14? Why shouldn't the North and South Islands each create composite teams to make room?