while i like the idea theres a possibility of it decending into a apathy plagued game that lancashire v yorkshire became...
so...and you may have have heard the before....have england play the celts as a precursor to bringing back GB...
THE ONLY STUMBLING BLOCK i and many other fans have about bringing back GB is it'll be pointless because it'll be 17 englishmen representing GB..
so if we can build up a core selection of celts,that'll play england every mid season,ideally twice, then by 2018,when the proposed tour is likely to be,these celts might be in the frame for GB selection..
i honestly believe that england v the celts (tigers lol) would be the closest thing we could offer to state of origin..GB ORIGIN if you must..lol
a 2 game series,back to back games,winner decided by aggregate score,1 game in england & alternate the other game between wales,scotland & ireland.could be huge imo
the knights could play france twice in curtain raisers...
I like all of this.
I could be persuaded to back the return of GB, but only if at least one player from each of Scotland and Wales (and Ireland if they're interested) was guaranteed a spot in the 17. That would be do-able now (e.g. Brough/Russell and Flower/Dudson), and this idea helps further in that respect, while also giving France and the Knights a decent challenge.
Probables v Possibles, while an interesting selection exercise, isn't going to get any sort of crowd. I don't recall people turning up in droves for the RU equivalent (do they still do that in RU?).