Hello Olympics

Discussion in 'IRB Sevens, World Cup & Premiership 7s' started by Jethro, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Jethro

    Jethro Guest

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    Can't actually see why canning the World Cup would be a good idea as most sevens followers eye up Hong Kong as the mecca of the short form of the game. But good news still :bravo:
     
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  3. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Rugby 7's vs. Golf, seems a pretty easy decision.

    In other news Women's Boxing is in there too, Ireland will finally win a gold medal!
     
  4. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jethro @ Aug 13 2009, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Can't actually see why canning the World Cup would be a good idea as most sevens followers eye up Hong Kong as the mecca of the short form of the game. But good news still :bravo:
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    Go Rugby GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    So how will the cup, plate and bowel work?
     
  6. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    Now lets force the Olympics to become an every year event so that everyone gets sick of it.
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Woldog @ Aug 14 2009, 08:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Memo sent to John O'Neill ;)
     
  8. THanks Bernard Lapasset. More than 10 years he's been working on bringing back rugby to the olympics. This is going to do so much good to rugby in the world!!
    And the Pacific Islands will get good chances of gold medals, which is awesome!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Aug 13 2009, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Aye Katie Taylor used to live round the corner from me. Absolute tank.
     
  10. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Can anyone else see All Blacks conviently joining the sevens team in 2016? There use to be alot of All Black quality players from 1994-2002, but when people such as Lomu and Cullen stopped playing 7's, it seemed to turn alot more amature, now I can't wait to see big names continuing to play 7's along side the less well known ones.
     
  11. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    I can't wait to see a combined GB team, should be quality. Sort of the like the Lions of 7s
     
  12. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Oh christ, remember how xenophobic the celtic lot were when 15 playing positions were available... Maybe this isn't such a good idea...
     
  13. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Why would we be playing for you mite, we got our own team over here just fine. I wonder who the Nordies will decide to play for though.
     
  14. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    The Welsh and the Scottish are also celts, dumbf***.
     
  15. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    That was a bit mean.
     
  16. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Only Teh Mite could get away with that. Seriously, how quickly would i be banned if i called you a dumbf*** Mite?

    Anywayz, Olympic sevens will be awesome, and there will be no scots in team GB.

    I don't think 'Team GB' :)lol:) includes Northern Ireland look at that (just to confuse people feicarsinn)
     
  17. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Aug 14 2009, 08:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think people from NI can participate for either Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Correct me if I'm wrong. I think they pick the team they want and then have to stick with it.

    I also agree...a bit harsh words before. But c'est la vie, a lot of you are dumbf***s...hahaha just a wee joke.
     
  18. Charles

    Charles Guest

    It's gonna be awesome. I wonder who will select the players and everything. Will International XV players be selected or VII specialists who play the series ?
     
  19. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jethro @ Aug 13 2009, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Can't actually see why canning the World Cup would be a good idea as most sevens followers eye up Hong Kong as the mecca of the short form of the game. But good news still :bravo:
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    well it's obvious why canning the world cup is a good idea.

    The world cup is, technically, the pinnacle achievement for a 7s team. There is no point in having it if there's an Olympic medal at stake, which would obviously be important.

    It's like having major events outside the olympics in football, tennis and golf... oh wait. 3 f***ing pointless olympic sports right there.
     
  20. wayner

    wayner Guest

    Why did they choose to start with 7s ather than XVs? Is it because more nations play 7s and/or are more competitive in 7s? Did the IRB propose 7s becuase they thought it had a better shot to get in and then they would hope to build on that with XVs in the future? Or is it just too hard to have a XVs tournament in 2.5 weeks.
     
  21. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wayner @ Aug 15 2009, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    All of the Above.
    7's Rugby is a more level playing field for what in standard rugby are referred to as the "minow nations," including America. An Olympic sport must have a truly global appeal, and if you've watched the IRB 7's Series recently it is definitely that.
    Plus it takes over a month to do the RWC. There is no way to condence it plus be more inclusive in a few days (which is what any sport gets, not the full 3 weeks).
    7's Rugby is perfect for the Olympics and I think everyone is seeing that.
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