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Prestwick
20-07-08, 07:22 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/7516262.stm

Well this is a turn up for the books. Perfect geographical placing will make it perfect for attracting the crowds from France & Home nations. If organised properly it could be France 2007 all over again..

Thingimubob
20-07-08, 07:33 PM
Thought they might have a go - as Prestwick said it's in the perfect place, and they have more than enough stadiums to cater to the needs of such a big tournaments - just imagine a couple of the big games in a stadium like San Siro, would be immense! Can see Japan getting 2015 and Italy 2019 if the IRB are in a giving mood.

Sir Speedy
20-07-08, 07:40 PM
Cool, I'd probably go to this one if the iRB give them the rights. They won't though, the '15 one will be in England and the '19 one in South Africa.
Japan having it in 2015 and Italy in 2019 would be a dream come true though. :D

Prestwick
20-07-08, 09:05 PM
Totally, it would be quite possibly the most awesome decision the iRB and the top ten nations could ever make. I'd be so up for Japan 2015 that I'd put away money to buy tickets via any way possible right now.

EDIT: haha, imagine having a 7,000 ticket warchest just to watch every stage of the knockouts live :lol:

Macsen
20-07-08, 09:35 PM
Well the IRB want a 'banker' in 2015 so it's unlikely to go to Japan then. But Italy would be perfect - big crowds from the nations next door and it would count as developing and emerging rugby nation.

No excuse to give it to England or South Africa now.

Prestwick
20-07-08, 10:14 PM
No excuse to give it to England&Wales or South Africa now. [/b]

Fixed for justice. Share the blame, honesty is the best policy and all that jazz.

Sir Speedy
20-07-08, 10:27 PM
honesty is the best policy and all that jazz.
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Aye, Stan Laurel proved this to Mr. Hardy (or his wife did, in brutal fashion I must say :D.)

Prestwick
21-07-08, 12:09 AM
If Italy do get it, lets all club together and buy an old campervan.

Sir Speedy can drive it! :D

Sir Speedy
21-07-08, 12:20 AM
Not a good idea. This is what happened the last time I tried to drive one:

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00165/ed_imgSNN1009A_540_165901a.jpg

I was the only surviver. :wah: Excuse me while I cut my wrists.

DonBilly
21-07-08, 04:34 AM
Well the IRB want a 'banker' in 2015 so it's unlikely to go to Japan then. But Italy would be perfect - big crowds from the nations next door and it would count as developing and emerging rugby nation.

No excuse to give it to England or South Africa now. [/b]

Japan can bring a lot of money, big sponsors, big crowds. I guess people from Australia and NZ will travel there too. The FIFA Worldcup was a big success there. They can definitively host a big competition like the RWC.

Hamster
21-07-08, 12:36 PM
Italy aint a bad idea..

But Japan should get in first, money in it there and global appeal... but Italy should get it down the track, how many big stadiums are there and what are the capacitys?

feicarsinn
22-07-08, 01:56 AM
well their rugby stadia arent all that impressive but what with the likes of the
san siro-82,955
the olyimpico-72,698
for the big games and then a whole host of staiums around 30,000 im sure they could work something out with the FA

gavinteo
04-08-08, 12:01 PM
OMG! it will be fantastic if the rwc will be in my italy!! i hope it will.. and i hope we will win it :P

bates
04-08-08, 03:07 PM
Would be awesome.
Some culture, fine cuisine, nice weathe and some rugby.

gilton15
04-08-08, 06:34 PM
It'd be brilliant to have it again in Europe and for Italy to host it. About time a nation that hasn't host it gets a shot

Prestwick
04-08-08, 09:11 PM
Italy aint a bad idea..

But Japan should get in first, money in it there and global appeal... but Italy should get it down the track, how many big stadiums are there and what are the capacitys? [/b]

Basically think of all the big Italian Serie A stadiums and that would give a good idea.

spampy
20-12-08, 12:12 PM
If the rwc will be in Italy in 2015 or 2019, I will host you everybody!!! ;)

fillypunky
26-07-09, 09:01 PM
The IRB said that probably the RWC 2015 will be hosted by Japan and the 2019 edition by England.

The italian stadia for the RWC are these:

Firenze - 47.282
Genova - 36.536
Marsiglia - 63.012
Milano - 80.081
Napoli - 76.824
Padova - 32.420
Palermo - 36.861
Roma - 80.000
Torino - 27.550
Verona - 42.160

bristol-iain
26-07-09, 10:41 PM
Italy would be a great host, will also do wonders for participation of rugby in Italy and in the long term that can only be a good thing

William18
27-07-09, 06:45 AM
Italy wouldn't actually be a bad place to host a world cup. It won't get in 2015 but it could get it for 2019.