Is this a good time to bring up the chap whose tattoo celebrates both the 2007 and 2011 All Blacks victories?
That's the spirit!
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I got great enjoyment shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowdOverrated XI Warner, Burns, Steve Smith, Rahane, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaulone day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
So I was flipping through the channels today, and I came across the Canada vs USA rugby match. I'm guessing it was a warm-up for the World Cup.
Stoked to see Canada beat the US 28-22. That in itself is the World Cup for me.
Anyway, it's the first time I've actually watched a live rugby match for longer than 10 minutes. Still trying to understand the game in its entirety. Seems like a decent sport, there'd perhaps be more interest here if Canada were any good, which I'm not sure if they are or not (one of you rugby junkies to confirm). But it's all good, as long as we beat the US consistently.
Also, seems like rugby is quite similar to cricket in that only a handful of nations are any good at it or follow it religiously.
Last edited by Turbinator; 06-08-2011 at 03:30 PM.
Canada has a good grass roots following of the game in BC - unlike Cricket it is played by people born in Canada as opposed to ex pats from other countries - I think Canada is ranked about 13th or 14th in the world.
Yes their arch rivals are the US and Canada normally wins.
I would like to see rugby take off in Canada more than cricket - as there is more potential for it.
Yep, there are only about 10 seriously rugby-following countries in the world. And three and half of them are this country.
Yeah, I remember my high school being one of the few to have a Rugby team. But it was never really popular compared to a lot of the other sports. I see most of the national team consists of players from BC and the Toronto area. A couple of players seem to be from Europe as well.
I think I'm going to give Rugby a chance here and give it a watch during the World Cup.
Well the 3 1/2 he refers to are Wales Ireland and Scotland, with 1/2 being England Ph34r
PS: Men's rugby in the US is only seriously played at Berkeley.
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Last edited by Quaggas; 06-08-2011 at 07:35 PM.
I can count about 8 teams - then there are others I am not sure about
Is the game followed in Argentina - probably not but I have met an Argentinian fan before so maybe...
I seem to remember there being a big, noisy crowd when the ABs played in Argentina once. But I might be imagining that.
It's surprisingly sizeable in Japan, but this isn't reflected in their ever-poor national side.
Canada actually made the world cup Quarter-Finals in 1991, thanks to wins over Fiji and Romania.
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"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
It appears I've got a good dose of the thread title - I just felt compelled to cough up the healthy sum of money for a ticket to the NZ v Tonga game. Really looking forward to it.
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