Billy Keane: A proud people under siege from club lobby and plundering superpowers
THE Samoans are an island people, just like us. They are no strangers to raids and invasions from overseas superpowers. Many of their players have been poached by bigger nations. Especially New Zealand. It is a rugby scandal.
Scouts from England, France, Australia and New Zealand are checking out Samoan under-age games all the time.
The plundered players will then be turned into Englishmen or Kiwis simply by spending five years in the country that bought them.