Two years after the greatest triumph in rugby

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Melhor Time, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Melhor Time

    Melhor Time Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LTVdkOsYo

    Two years to the day since Argentina defeated France to open the World Cup. Time to remember that great day.

    But, Argentina, post World Cup were promised 10 tests per years starting in 2010 and more games against more compeition. Inclusion in the Tri Nations was determined to be inevitable if Argentina would prepare domestically for it. Well, the UAR have been preparing but just what have Argentina had since the World Cup? Lets see:

    - No home test vs Australia
    - No away test vs Australia
    - No home test vs New Zealand
    - No away test vs New Zealand
    - No home test vs South Africa
    - One away test vs South Africa in the off season when a lot of players were not avaliable.

    2010 will be Argentina hosting Scotland (twice) and France (once or twice) followed by a November tour to Italy, France and Ireland for one test vs each country. So 10 tests per year will not be happening in 2010 or 2011 despite the promises made by the IRB and the world powers at the meeting in Woking, England. None of the 3N teams will play in Argentina in the years between World Cup 2007 and World Cup 2011.
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Typical of SANZAR really. Use, abuse, manipulate, exploit, forget...
     
  4. shtove

    shtove Guest

    You'll always have Ireland to kick about the pitch!
     
  5. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Actually yeah we've played Argentina 4 times in the last 3 years. Probably not the best idea considering they absolutley hate each other.
     
  6. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Well I'm severely disappointed.
    I thought this thread was going to be about our Grand Slam in '08.
     
  7. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Sep 8 2009, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Everyone's forgotten about that.
     
  8. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    I HAZ NOT!!!11!!
    I HAZ DOOVEEDEE TO REMINDZ ME!!!!
     
  9. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    No you don't; I BURNED IT! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
     
  10. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    I have the RWC 2003 DVD so once more, ENGLAND WINZ. I'll never forget that one, I'm still searching for the chick on the beach at the beginning...
     
  11. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    xD Class!
    I've got that too, but only for the Wales v NZ game in full which is the bonus feature.
    Never gone near 'The Final'...
    :p
     
  12. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Sep 7 2009, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    And the Welsh never will...

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, TEH BURNZ!
     
  13. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

  14. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

  15. BLR

    BLR Guest

    There must be some problem with the Argentines being douches or something. I mean, why the hell would we play friggin Italy in two tests?
     
  16. Melhor Time

    Melhor Time Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BLR @ Sep 8 2009, 06:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    The mess that is the British and Irish Lions. The IRB´s tours which are distributed as compulsory to 3N and 6N teams meant that mathematically either Australia or New Zealand had to host Italy twice. The reason is there are 4 SH powers but 6 NH powers and since the Lions are four of them and they were in South Africa, and that France played Australia twice in 2008 then Australia needed to be the host of Italy in 2009. The Lions do this, the f*** with test schedules. June tests dont work every four years because of this. Argentina got to play England twice in June. June tours require all four SH teams to host 3 tests, Arg hosted one and played England away once in Manchester. Arg need to be able to host Aus, NZ and RSA in June. This is the only avaliable time slot.
     
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