RUGBY defeats by Samoa and Argentina have forced Wales into a long overdue questioning of its very existence.
Experts say the best options open to the terminally vanquished country are to be subsumed into the Isle of Man, or used for paintball tournaments.
But others insist both moves will ultimately end in as yet unimagined levels of failure and called for the Welsh to be placed into boats and forgotten about.
A spokesman for the Welsh ‘government’ said: “Thirty years ago our young men had three choices – play rugby, go down the mines or become New Romantics.
“Many still go down the mines and just sit there in the dark doing nothing, while our New Romantics are regularly out-dressed by the exotic islanders of the South Pacific.”
“But just when rugby was once again giving us a reason to be pleased with ourselves, we find it snatched from our grasp like it was some sort of ball.
“I suppose we still have the singing but after a while it does start to grate. A bit like a bronchial cough.”
But the spokesman insisted that Wales would be fine in the long term ‘because Charlotte Church is bound to come up with something’.