vendredi 27 février 2015

Unfair Rugby Feature
World Rugby Regulation 9 infringements of the week

Each week of international rugby, I will give the list of every first string players retained by their professional club. These clubs violates without any fear one of the most important regulation of World Rugby. You can read the regulation about availability of players here.

Week of 23/02 to 01/03/2015

Scotland-Italy : Nobody

France-Wales : Nobody

Ireland-England : Nobody

Spain-Georgia :
Late January, Spain designated a 53-player squad list. Excellent players from Top 14 and Pro D2 were named in the squad. This list strangely disappeared from the official website of FER. This is Spain third meeting of the Rugby Europe Championship.
None of the players above appeared for Spain for all three :
Mathieu Visensang of Bayonne
Sebastien Rouet of Narbonne
Charly Malie of Montauban
Mathieu Belie of Perpignan
Christopher Ruiz of Narbonne
Fabien Gramático of Carcassonne
Charles Giménez of Biarritz
Mathieu Peluchon of Albi

This week only :
Marco Pinto Ferrer of Béziers

Georgia situation is improving, maybe the clubs start to see that retaining Georgians is more visible.
Only one player is retained to play for Georgia this week :
Davit Zirakashvili of Clermont

Portugal-Germany :
Portugal lost last week by a small margin against Georgia, many first string players were absent, this week they were released to play against Germany. Still many players are retained :
José Lima of Carcassonne
Lionel Campergue of Périgueux
Fabio Da Silva of Bourgoin
Samuel Marques of Pau
David Penalva of Montauban
Christian Spachuk of Bourgoin

Germany lost last week without several first choice.
Are retained :
Damien Tussac of Montauban
Rob Elloway of London Welsh

Russia-Romania : 
Despite being heavily composed of domestic players, Russia can't play with all his best players.
Kirill Kulemin of Perpignan retired but only for his national team which is not at the level of his club...

Romania got back several players against Spain but some remains retained.
Paulica Ion of Perpignan (yes again)
Alin Coste of Carcassonne (yes again)
Andrei Ursache of Carcassonne (...)

Netherlands-Moldova : 
This Dutch player is retained :
Zeno Kieft of La Rochelle

Moldova seems to have no rights inside World Rugby :
Vadim Cobilas of Sale Sharks
Maxim Cobilas of Sale Sharks
Dmitru Arhip of Ospreys
Andrei Mahu of Zebre
All are retained.