more problems for the Sth African camp. Proteas problem Christmas PERTH, Friday 16 December. A brouhaha broke out in the Proteas camp this morning, during a Christmas brunch for the touring players & their wives. Squad members Herschelle Gibbs, Ashwell Prince & Jacques Rudolph were involved in a furious debate about the respective merits of various forms of world goverment. Gibbs was fiercely advocating Democracy, Prince countered with the merits of a Monarchy, whereas Rudolph is a believer that Communism is the way to go. The three players almost came to blows when the time came for them to report to the WACA Ground for the start of play in the First Test. At this point, Gibbs was determined that play was starting @ 10:00 local time, due to the absence of daylight savings, Prince was sure that it would start @ 10:30, due to television commitments & Rudolph countered that proceedings would be late, because of the weather conditions in Perth. Gibbs said that this was typical of Rudolph's communist manifesto & he should "piss off to Russia". Herschelle's wife, who had been standing near the window, stepped in "Stop arguing, it's Christmas" before pointing out to her husband... "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear".