Riki Flutey has been selected to play for England. Another step forward for gross commercialism over the good old days when people did it for the passion etc. Have I become an old fogey, or do decisions like this take something away from the once noble sport of rugby? Link here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/7481130.stm Quote from article here: "New Zealand-born centre Riki Flutey, who becomes eligible for England in September, is included. Flutey, 27, is a former Wellington Hurricanes player who has previously represented New Zealand at age-group levels and was a member of their U19 World Cup-winning team in 1999. He also represented the New Zealand Maori before joining London Irish in 2005, moving on to Wasps last summer and being voted Player of the Year by his fellow Premiership professionals last season. "Riki Flutey has had a fantastic year and he's there on merit as a player," Johnson said. "In the world of rugby, most teams have guys who are not born in that country. "It's what they do on and off the field for that team that earns them respect, not where they're born or what their passport says." "