Wales 'A'?

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by DuncTheDoodle, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. I've been wondering this for a long time: Why on Earth don't Wales have an 'A' team? I understand the likelyhood is that it's down to money, but not only does Wales (I belive so, at least) have more proffesional players than Scotland, who have an A team, but the likelyhood is many people would go and watch them, too.

    There was something unusualy exciting about the Summer Tour this year, with the likes of Dan Biggar, Daniel Evans and Sam Warbutton in the place of Stephen Jones, Lee Byrne and Martyn Williams whilst they where on the Lions tour. I'm afarid this will be lost for another four years, unless Wales do go ahead an decide upon making an 'A' team. Prefrably with a better name than Wales 'A', though. (England Saxons and Argentina Jaguars sound much better than just Eng/Arg 'A')
     
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  3. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    What, like Young Dragons or something?
    It is all down to money, by the way. Would be nice if we could have a second team.
     
  4. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Jul 12 2009, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    And they look as mighty as main Wales team?
     
  5. LydiatesGirl

    LydiatesGirl Guest

    it is down to money
    and theyd probably say that its pointless because of the fact that the up and coming welsh stars are playing for the U20s so why bother

    although i think it would be a great idea
     
  6. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LydiatesGirl @ Nov 22 2009, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    even such a (financially) disadvantaged country like Georgia has A team, I have been on their match as they won
     
  7. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    I think the nicknames are stupid. It's like pretending being on an A team is cooler than it is.

    Just call it an A team. Like Ireland. The best A team in the world.
     
  8. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LydiatesGirl @ Nov 22 2009, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Because there are up and coming players older than 19 :p
     
  9. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Monkeypigeon @ Nov 23 2009, 02:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Agreed
     
  10. LydiatesGirl

    LydiatesGirl Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Olyy @ Nov 22 2009, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Because there are up and coming players older than 19 :p
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    :bravo: :lol: yeah but thats something they would try and say

    LeksoRugby - i mean that the WRU probably wouldnt pay for it
     
  11. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Monkeypigeon @ Nov 22 2009, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Normally, monkeypigeon, you know I'd agree with you...
    But weren't the "A-Team" The best A Team in the world?
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  12. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LydiatesGirl @ Nov 23 2009, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Because there are up and coming players older than 19 :p
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    :bravo: :lol: yeah but thats something they would try and say

    LeksoRugby - i mean that the WRU probably wouldnt pay for it
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    Oh yes I understood
     
  13. Bluemoon

    Bluemoon Guest

    I dont really understand the financial issues here. Surely the small financial burden (which nations with far less cash than the machine that is the WRU) is worth paying for the development of the main Wales team. It doesn't stick with me.

    Perhaps the argument stems from the regions who may argue that is that we don't have enough players to have a Wales 'A' an U20's and still let our regions compete in competitions such as the marvellous LVE cup? As always with the WRU its probably down to some in house politics rather than, all be it strange, money.
     
  14. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Gatland has said when he took the job over he would like to see the Wales 'A' happen again!
     
  15. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    I saw a Wales A game years ago. It was vs England A at Ashton Gate. Wales A won if I remember rightly.
     
  16. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bluemoon @ Nov 24 2009, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's to do with the players I feel. The regions don't have enough 'quality' players for a Wales 'A' squad. I think that playing the best players from the Welsh Premiership would also help I feel. Basically they don't want an 'A' side if they can't win games!
     
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