Why call it a World XV?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Gavin, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    I am still confused why the team that played today was called the World XV.. I am taking nothing away from the players that played today, but perhaps only Justin Marshell would be in my World XV..
    Maybe if it is called a World XV every position would be occupied by a different nationality.. 15 players, 15 nationalities.. Maybe even 22 nationalities which would include the subs..

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Because no one wanted to risk playing and teams and clubs are reluctant to let their decent players go and play...
     
  4. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    I know that most teams would not let their top players out, but don't call it a World XV.. More like Select XV..
    Also how about 15 - 22 different nationalities playing?
     
  5. It wasn't THE World XV, it was A World XV.

    You really think they are ever going to get together a proper World XV, especially in the NH's mid-season.
     
  6. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Well, they couldn`t call it a Barbarians XV, or else the promoters might have gotten a bit of a lawyer`s summons. No seriously, I reckon it`s a bit of an injustice to call them a World XV, would also have preferred a name like Invitational XV.
     
  7. DC

    DC Guest

    I believe its known as a "World XV" because it is made up of players not from one country, but from countries around the world, it would make it a tad hard if it were to be a World XV in the sense that every country has 1 representative as their are 100+ IRB sanctioned unions..
     
  8. yes... i would like to be in that "real world xv" lol :p... and the fact that i am a double international is quite cool... just like Martin Johnson... (u-19 Arabian Gulf, Indonesian senior)
     
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