you's southern hemispheres nutters are truly dillusional? how can you honestly say NH teams couldn't compete. how much NH rugby do you watch? i watch S12 quite often and there is little or no proper forward play like decent rolling mauls and contested scrums. don't let your victory over an injury ravaged post retirement suffering england team go to your head. they won the world cup fair and square. NH rugby is easily up there with SH. Ireland France and Wales are on par with the tri nations. Oh and by he way who won the tri nations? was it that team that got beaten by ireland in November?