TO represent your country is an honour, to do so and conquer the world an achievement worthy of national pride unless, it seems, you are a member of Richmond women's rugby team.
Having produced 27 international players in eight years, including five members of the World Cup-winning England side, Richmond WRFC proudly erected an honours board on their clubhouse wall. However, an objection from London Scottish, the men-only club with whom Richmond share premises, led to it being consigned to a cupboard.
The reason for the objection: ``They didn't ask permission and we don't want their board to be in the same sort of position as London Scottish players who have represented Scotland, or Richmond players who have represented England.''
"Pressure on Evans grows ever greater; Inside Track." Sunday Times [London, England] 15 Jan. 1995