Italy to bid for RWC.

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Prestwick, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

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  3. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    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.
     
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    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
     
  5. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    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:
     
  6. Macsen

    Macsen Guest

    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.
     
  7. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

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

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Aye, Stan Laurel proved this to Mr. Hardy (or his wife did, in brutal fashion I must say :D.)
     
  9. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    If Italy do get it, lets all club together and buy an old campervan.

    Sir Speedy can drive it! :D
     
  10. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Not a good idea. This is what happened the last time I tried to drive one:

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

    DonBilly Guest

    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.
     
  12. Hamster

    Hamster Guest

    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?
     
  13. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    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
     
  14. gavinteo

    gavinteo Guest

    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
     
  15. bates

    bates Guest

    Would be awesome.
    Some culture, fine cuisine, nice weathe and some rugby.
     
  16. gilton15

    gilton15 Guest

    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
     
  17. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

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

    spampy Guest

    If the rwc will be in Italy in 2015 or 2019, I will host you everybody!!! ;)
     
  19. fillypunky

    fillypunky Guest

    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
     
  20. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    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
     
  21. William18

    William18 Guest

    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.
     
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