Callum Braley, Italy scrum half

Callum Braley, Italy scrum half

rabbo85 12 Feb 2019 14:16 pm said..

Just seen on facebook that Braley has been called up to train with the Italy squad. Who would've thought Gloucester would be supplying more players to Italy than England?!
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TP17 12 Feb 2019 14:21 pm said..

Well I’m suitably confused! Is this similar to Eddie Jones’ “apprentice player” idea to make sure other nations don’t cap the player first? To the best of my knowledge, Braley is EQP and does not qualify to play for Italy...
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Chalker 12 Feb 2019 14:22 pm said..

He's probably got a Scottish agent! Good luck to him.
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Beddis 12 Feb 2019 14:26 pm said..

TP17 wrote:Well I’m suitably confused! Is this similar to Eddie Jones’ “apprentice player” idea to make sure other nations don’t cap the player first? To the best of my knowledge, Braley is EQP and does not qualify to play for Italy...

Italian grandparent.

Delighted for him and wouldn’t be surprised to see him go to the World Cup
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TP17 12 Feb 2019 14:28 pm said..

Cheers^

Congrats Callum!
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Mark from Stroud 12 Feb 2019 14:30 pm said..

And he has a pet pig! He is in the news more than the Karddashi-whatsits these days.

Congratulations Callum!
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Sheddy Mcshedface 12 Feb 2019 14:31 pm said..

On an individual level it's hard to begrudge a player the chance to player International rugby and possibly got to the World Cup but like Brad Shields and a few of the Tartan Springboks it certainly doesn't feel like it should be happening.

Anyway good luck Callum.
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Sozpr 12 Feb 2019 14:46 pm said..

Jake can teach him plenty of Italian.
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kingsholmmick 12 Feb 2019 14:50 pm said..

I thought he was england u20 captain a while back ? So is he Italian or English ? Answers on a postcard ....
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Longshanks 12 Feb 2019 14:50 pm said..

Sheddy Mcshedface wrote:On an individual level it's hard to begrudge a player the chance to player International rugby and possibly got to the World Cup but like Brad Shields and a few of the Tartan Springboks it certainly doesn't feel like it should be happening.

Anyway good luck Callum.


Unfortunately its not a new phenomenon, but for a country with a very small player resource pool wanting to play with the big boys its a good leg up, as well as for the individual players as you say who may otherwise not get an opportunity to play international level rugby.
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