|Soon to be former Tiger, Horacio Agulla|
The Chairman of the Subcommittee of High Performance, Manuel Galindo accompanied by the same subcommittee, will travel to converse with the English and French unions. Spokesmen for the UAR explained: "We are going through a transition period and these things will happen."
The Director of the Tigers, Richard Cockerill said: "We're a little disappointed, but we must make these difficult decisions. Unfortunately for him (Agulla) that is the case and it may be the case with many Argentine players, and they can never make a season with their teams and that will be hard for many people ... "
Meanwhile, two former Pumas player (and former leaders), and superior French leader met in January in Paris with a group of players selected to voice their concerns and try to defend the position of the same because it is sight and disorderly this transition will affect the hard way Argentine professional players in their jobs and their wages. Welcome the idea and action to defend our players.
The Pumas international calendar includes 12 games. The 35 players who have national team coach for the Four Nations (Rugby Championship) will be out of their clubs from 1 July until October 7. This year Argentina will also play France three times as well as one game vs each of Italy, Ireland and Wales. Of course for any sports company profits are fundamental.
Horacio Agulla said: "the player is between a rock and a hard place, we must look to the player as much as possible." Of course, if Argentina had a professional rugby league, similar to basketball and volleyball, the problems would be much more manageable as well as if the players had their representatives / agents declared and working for them full time, the road would be less challenging.
My personal opinion is that 12 games is too much for our players and affect the equation of any professional sports organization for profit. For all of this it seems to me to be essential for our players to not pay the piper with their jobs and their salaries, when this process should be developed with time, given that professionalism in rugby has long been in action.