He was born in Aus of Tongan decent and neither his parents or grandparents were from NZ.
Ta'ai could be included due to the residency rule but played for Tonga less than 12 months ago and is therefore ineligible.
This is a farce!
Australia and the Kiwis will stitch this up between them meaning that both Williams and Ta'ai will play for NZ while the Ausies get to pick Uate.
The losers Fiji and Tonga and international credibility!
Ireland lost Bridge, Platt, and Harrison etc.. from their world cup squad and for what?
Brough switching from Scotland to England and back to Scotland is a farce.
Hayne switching from Aus to Fiji and back to Aus is a farce.
Carroll switching from Aus to NZ and back to Aus is a farce.
Richard Lewis should be applauded for trying to clamp down on this but as we've always suspected Aus in particular and NZ will block this move so that they can retain access to players from PNG, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa etc etc.
They can strip Melbourne of all their Premierships for rorting the rules and erase their achievements from the record books but in a real act of hypocrisy they flout the International eligibility rules then crow about winning Test series, 4Ns, Ashes series and World cups.. . . Itís a joke!
Edited by The Clan, 14 September 2010 - 02:55 PM.