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Blake Austin of Warrington in England Squad!
Started by: wigvet (3412) Report abuse
Warrington Wolves stand-off Blake Austin has been added to the England Elite Performance Squad for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Parramatta-born Austin, 28, has played three games for Portugal earlier in his career!


Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse
An average player.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I like him but surely we have enough british players to choose from.

Posted by: broady (15106)   Report abuse
The cricket team that won on Sunday had a captain that previously played for Ireland, a bowler born in the West Indies and a matchwinner born in New Zealand. IMO you play for the country that you take your first breath in. Ancestry shouldn’t enter into it. Rugby Union is a roundabout in the Southern Hemisphere.

PS I turned down an invite to represent Canada at 5’s and 3’s and await my invite from the English selectors.

Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse
Fair point broady.

Posted by: builderboy (2149) Report abuse

So if your parents were in the armed forces and you were to be born in say Iraq, are you saying that you could only represent Iraq?

Surely not?

What would happen if you were born prematurely when your mother was on a cruise in the middle of the Atlantic. Could you not play for anyone at all?

Lots of fine old English cricketers ( I believe that Colin Cowderey was an example) were born in areas of the old British Empire.

Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse
Basil DÓlivera

Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse
Who came to Oz as as a 14 year old played all his footy in Oz and still plays for the Poms. After being educated in the NRL

Posted by: fordie (705) Report abuse


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