Old Dragons Put Out to Pasture
In what some have described as a coup, four loyal, journeymen messers Jenkinson, Browne, Maher and Harper were all put out to pasture.
The Chairman of selectors did not pull them aside and explain that space had to be made for youth. He made no pretense about building for the future, no last chance to save their spot on the team, no thanks given for services rendered. All four were ignominiously dropped from the mighty Shenzhen Dragons A Team to the just recently formed Shenzhen B Team.
Whispers heard in French at training were, “porquoi mon ami?”. Some brave rugby players have gone as far as to ask why the Chairman of selectors didn’t even maintain the pretense of creating two equal teams. Several of those put out to pasture have not emotionally recovered from the pain of it all and can be seen drowning their sorrows in the bars of Shekou and Shenzhen.
Not everyone agrees that it was a bad thing that the journeymen were dropped. Some heartless Dragons have gone as far as to say, ” If they never turn up to training, what can they expect?”. Another heartless, insensitive Dragon was heard joking, “They have a combined weight of a metric ton and a combined age of two dead people.” While no one is disputing the comments are really funny, we must all feel for the journeymen and their pain.