Larkham: do as I say, not as I do

Australian veteran first five eighths Stephen Larkham has called on fellow wallabies players not to join him in leaving Southern Hemisphere rugby for more profitable scenarios.

Larkham, who's starting his first season with the Japanese Ricoh Black Rams, must deem himself at a different level than his former teammates, as he has stated that playing in Australia and playing for your country is very special and senior players like Stirling Mortlock should stay there still for a while.

Players heading towards the Northern Countries is a malady that once every four years happens to strike the Southern Hemisphere. This year a number of All Blacks has left New Zealand to play in Ireland, England or France and so have some australian and south african rugby players. It is something that makes you think about the course that the rugby is taking. But what seems hilarious is one of these players asking for others not to join him.

Is Larkham aware of what he is saying? Why does he rule himself out of his recommendation? How can anyone take him seriously when he behaves so unlike he asks others to do?

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