|"Who will win the next World Champs? Heads - Australia, Tails NZ"|
|"Those Australian uniforms look pretty good, hey? Maybe I will play for them next year."|
|"If we had played netball we could have got these three years ago"|
|"Us South Africans are far superior at cricket than you Eng...ah South Africans"|
But the issue I have is when people start wanting to represent two countries, I mean in the Latu case she only played for Samoa because that's where her parents are from, she was born in NZ, she grew up in NZ.
|Samoa (Two main Islands)|
|NZ (Two main Islands) - I get confused too sometimes|
The only reason she would have played for Samoa was because it was easier to make the team, so tough bikkies, you chose the easy option live with it, its not a pro contract it is representing a country! You don't just go with the best option at the time.
|"I am proud to be representing the fine people of .......Ireland, (You guys are going to give me a lot of money right?) my homeland"|
It seems to me a lot of people just shop around countries see who give them the best deal, which team they can make. I think people who are eligible for two countries should declare which one is there preference and always aim for that. So if Latu's dream was to be a Silver fern, she shouldn't have played a world cup for Samoa, because the Silver ferns didn't pick her and Samoa did.
This is very disrespectful to Samoa, she is pretty much saying thanks for picking me when I wasn't quite the best, now that I am, I am going to leave you behind and play for the Silver ferns because they want me now.
|"Yeah I am too cool for you now Samoa"|
I mean other sports do it, but the effect is most profound in Netball, since it is always the Silver Ferns, or Australia that are taking the cream. So they will always be the best teams, whereas South Africa, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga will always languish because players will only play for them until they are good enough to make the top teams