Sunday, 7 February 2010

Fine Old Italian Names

Don't you agree that it's getting a bit silly when the Italian Six Nations rugby team contains players whose names are Craig Gower, Luke MacLean, Paul Derbyshire and Kaine Robertson?

The team you play for should be decided by your passport and not that of a gandfather 6 times removed.


  1. Our National Hockey League is full of Swedes and Czechs – winning and $$ trumps birthplace and citizenship.

  2. By and large you're quite right but Paul Derbyshire was born in Cecina, Livorno, so I'd say you've got to let him off.

  3. Colonel: My place of birth was Rotterdam, but my passport is British.