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What about the Ryder cup the crowds get into that.
And popular amongst fans who have no problem cheering for a conglomerate side,They're not really the same arrangement as WI or what you're proposing for an NA rugby side. They're more exhibition sides that get together on special occasions for countries where a popular interest in the sport already exists. And I'm not really sure about the extent to which either side has really spurred the development of the game within their constituent countries (though they are both undeniably immensely profitable).
Really? Seriously you want to stir that hornets nest.Canada putting in a performance right now v Italy. 20-18 with 4 mins remaining. They dont need the Americans.
No but Adam Voges + Michael Clarke > Nathan Lyon. Linear sums work!Yeah sporting success isn't a linear sum, you can't just add a halfway decent team and another halfway decent team and get a decent team. There's loads of other factors at play and you lose a lot of that nationalistic pride.
I don't think we are going to start ghambiring about France's chances. However everyone I know rates France. It is true that prior to 2011 and 2007 they had done better in the 6 Nations so theoretically they should be easy beats. But they have two things going for them other teams don't.That was awesome from Ireland, shame about the injuries though, some huge losses. Sean O Brien was immense, but will need a miracle to escape a ban.
NZ going to need a serious off day to lose to this French side.