The English and French clubs did something despicable ahead of the BaaBaas match vs Fiji this weekend ..

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The Barbarians are getting set to take on Fiji this weekend at Twickenham Stadium in West London. However some of the Fijian players that play in the French and English leagues have been refused to be released by some of the clubs in both France and England. Fair bad form to say the least ..

r/rugbyunion - English and French clubs refused to release 6 players requested by Fiji yet released 11 players for the BaaBaas playing against them

It’s disgusting how Tier 2 countries are treated by clubs

It’s a legal thing. Part of their CBA with England Rugby that penalizes financially any club releasing to International duty (other than England) duty.

Because the Baabaas aren’t International it’s more of loan agreement thing. So legally speaking a Fijian player based in the Prem players could play in the match for the Baabaas but not for Fiji.

If you want all your players available, schedule games in the window. Schedule an out of window test and this is the risk you run.

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  1. An absolute disgrace. I wonder what would have happened if England or France had been playing the Baa Baas

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