Opinion Comment

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Peter Bills: About time we waved bye-bye to baa-baas

Peter Bills

So our suspicions proved correct. The Barbarians match in London last Saturday against a largely second string South African side may not have been a flop, but it again raised critical questions over the whole enterprise.

Giving the Barbarians, surely a grand anachronism in the modern game, the benefit of the doubt proved misguided. Their day is surely done.

The Barbarians' concept might remain OK for the crusty colonels who still limp along in their wake, their ageing hip bones slowing them to the extent that they have become a mere appendage to a once great club.

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