Australia has always been a proud rugby nation.
From the time we were just kids, our rugby team would get into our local team’s car, ride around the country and drive the ball into the opposing team’s goal.
It was one of the most successful parts of our national identity, and a key part of the culture we’ve inherited.
But over the last decade or so, the game has come to be seen as a national sport, rather than a local one.
For many Australians, that’s not good enough.
So what’s the answer?
How can we reclaim our national rugby identity, when it seems like everyone else seems to have the wrong idea?
The answer is simple: it starts with the players.
We’re not the only ones to have this problem, of course.
Australia’s national team is far from perfect.
But we’re not alone.
Many of the best rugby players in the world come from all walks of life, from poor backgrounds to rich, and all play for different countries.
If Australia’s players want to see themselves represented at a world level, then we need to embrace them.
We need to make sure that our national team looks as good as the rest of the world’s.
And we need the rest to take notice.