The bar had a dance floor, and lights swirled—pink and violet rays bending and flashing over dyads of women moving in the middle. I backed all the way to the door and then opened it, fleeing into the street, into the cold and clean winter air.
The players are caught in the middle.’Leo has called for the introduction of revenue sharing to fix the sport’s broken economic model.
Currently there is no regulation for host nations to share matchday revenues.
However, England internationals prop Mako Vunipola and centre Manu Tuilagi, who were born in Tonga and Samoa respectively, have urged team-mates to make a gesture of their own by giving some of their match fee to their Pacific Island opponents.
Pacific nations are very keen on fairness and I’m sure there’ll be a point where it evens out. We’ve all flown in from France, Australia, Samoa, New Zealand to play with each other.
Our bond goes further than money.’Rookie No 8 Sam Simmonds could make his first England start on Saturday after Nathan Hughes suffered a knee injury.