Internationals in Action during rest 04/03/2017- A list of just a few
Most of these guys have played a role in the Six Nations, but there’s no rest for them this weekend.
It’s worth considering that many of these players were released by their own unions to prove a point though.
Andrew Trimble (subsequently injured)
Take a look at my argument against club games during this time.
It was reported recently that English clubs want to scrap the rest weeks of the Six Nations, to give more flexibility to the season. The rest weeks exist due to the brutal nature of international fixtures- but there’s a debate to be had as to whether returning to domestic action in those weeks is really a rest.
Is club rugby really a good idea during the international periods?
Level Playing Fields- Internationally
You may remember a year ago, me saying that it’s not all bad news playing during International periods. Maybe that’s true, but I have changed my tune a little since then…
I think it club rugby does suffer as a result of these games.
In England and France, they expect their Internationals players to come back (except from their own nations squads) which hardly gives these players “a rest” and of course increases the likelihood of injury to…
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