Rugby Union: Henry's blast of British.WALES coach Graham Henry Graham Henry (born 8 June 1946 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand Rugby Union coach, and was head coach of the country's national team, the All Blacks.
After attending Christchurch Boys High School where he was tutored in part by John Graham (All Black), Henry studied at last night condemned doomed English proposals for an inaugural Anglo-Welsh League next season as "paltry."
Plans were formally scrapped by the Welsh Rugby Union The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. yesterday, after the Welsh had been offered just two places in a top division of 14 teams.
Henry broke off from preparing for Saturday's Five Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield to back the decision and said: "I am disappointed, but it was right to reject this paltry offer.
"The whole idea of a British League concept was to improve rugby in Wales Two types of rugby are played in Wales - rugby league and rugby union.
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"What was proposed wasn't British, just a few Welsh clubs in a predominantly English league which would have been no good for anyone." WRU WRU Welsh Rugby Union
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WRU "Who Are You" Command Query chairman Glanmor Griffiths criticised the "demeaning de·mean 1
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To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: demeaned themselves well in class. " English gesture.
Months of discussion - Griffiths also chairs the British League Working Party - have proved fruitless, with both countries' existing domestic competitions set to continue in their current formats.
English clubs must also decide whether to re-enter re·en·ter also re-en·ter
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1. To enter or come in to again.
2. To record again on a list or ledger.
v.intr. European competition next term, having boycotted the Cup and Shield events since January last year.
Meanwhile, Scotland today suffered a major blow to their Five Nations preparations when captain Bryan Redpath was forced to concede defeat in his battle to be fit for Saturday's opening clash against Wales.
The diminutive scrum-half became the fourth first-choice player to be declared unavailable, following the earlier omissions of Gordon Simpson, Matthew Proudfoot and Jamie Mayer.
Redpath's misfortune means Newcastle's Gary Armstrong will take over the number nine jersey and lead the side, the same role he filled in last season's Five Nations campaign.