Rules permitting rugby players to paint another republic by residency are “a joke”, according to ex-Wales captain Michael Owen.
His comments come dual days after
who could play for Wales after a three-year residency period.
“They have to change a eligibility rules, it’s a joke,” Owen, 33, tweeted.
He also told BBC Radio Wales: “I lay a censure during a doorway of a administrators.”
Steenkamp, 22, will arrive during Liberty Stadium in late Sep to accelerate a container that has mislaid dual Wales British and Irish Lions in Ian Evans and Ryan Jones.
Another South African,
is their other time-serving player.
Scarlets also have dual South African thatch in Johan Snyman and George Earle, who are one year into their residency period.
Each segment is authorised to partisan 8 non-Welsh competent players though dual of them contingency be means to validate for Wales on residency.
Owen, who jointly led Wales to a 2005 Six Nations Grand Slam following damage progressing in a contest to Gareth Thomas, is unfortunate with a International Rugby Board [IRB] manners that concede such a scenario.
“I haven’t got anything opposite any of a people who are doing it or a clubs for doing it or exploring a judgment and [Wales coach] Warren Gatland and all like that – we totally know since he would do it; since it gives we a improved possibility of winning and of being as good as we presumably can be,” he said.
“But we lay a censure during a doorway of a administrators, a IRB and everything, since it seems flattering inexpensive to me to be means to only come to a country, live there for 3 years and only be a veteran rugby player.”
The former Pontypridd, Dragons and Saracens actor has no emanate with foreign-born players seeking to switch countries if they have grand-parental or parental links though questions those holding a residency route.
“He’s not creation any genuine sacrifices or any genuine joining to a country. You’re only entrance there to be a veteran rugby player,” he said.
“And we can’t see how it’s possibly for general rugby to concede people to do that.”
He combined that a residency complement was “grossly unfair”.
“It only means if you’re a richest republic or whatever, we might as good only partisan as many players as we can and it undermines a things that’s going on in a academies and things like that,” he said.
“It’s totally opposite a ethos of general rugby.”
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