Originally Posted by Lofty76
Hi, maybe I am missing something here, but I can't see why this side was needed. If an additional one is/was needed,why not use one that was already in existence: the England Lions. They have an identity and known playing staff; it would guarantee giving the future players of England (or the Rest of The World, as I prefer to call them) game time together and generate a team spirit.
Do we really need more kolpaks littering up the place?
How does this team's existence bring in more Kolpaks? If anything, your idea would result in more overseas players, with counties shipping players in to replace those selected for the Lions.
And, as paulsre points out, Lions players playing against their own counties in a serious competition is just absurd.