The former World Cup winning centre Sterling Mortlock wants Australia to keep their stance on not letting players playing their rugby abroad not to represent the national team, despite Australia taking another hammering against their rivals New Zealand at the weekend in Auckland.
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“With a team without cohesion, occasionally you can play really well but consistency is extremely challenging,” Mortlock argued.
“I agree that highly cohesive teams create long-lasting success – in rugby union look at the Crusaders, who have big cohesion numbers.
“To bring back players open slather from overseas who aren’t forming combinations with the bulk of your squad, that’s going to undermine your cohesion numbers. Getting rid of the Giteau rule is illogical.”