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View Poll Results: Who should host the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups?
2015: England - 2019: Italy 9 11.25%
2015: England - 2019: Japan 14 17.50%
2015: England - 2019: South Africa 5 6.25%
2015: Italy - 2019: Japan 12 15.00%
2015: Italy - 2019: South Africa 6 7.50%
2015: Japan - 2019: Italy 9 11.25%
2015: Japan - 2019: South Africa 5 6.25%
2015: South Africa - 2019: Italy 8 10.00%
2015: South Africa - 2019: Japan 12 15.00%
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Old September 14th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #241
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"Rugby football" has always been the name of the game, as seen in the governing bodies: Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football league.
And if you go further back it was just called "football" (before the Football Association was formed and it became increasingly necessary to differentiate between the two codes). Hence clubs like Blackheath Football Club (1858), Bath Football Club (1865), Harlequin Football Club (1866), Leicester Football Club (1880) etc. etc. In the 1908 Olympics, medals were awarded in "football" for both soccer and rugby.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #242
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We've already strayed well off topic, so I'd like to point out that Argentina look set to join the Tri-Nations in 2012:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8254026.stm
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Old September 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #243
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seeing that Argentina seem set to join the Trio in the southern hemispheres comp, I was thinking, all the travelling does get anoying, so why dont they propose that the competition be held in 1 country for the year, and the next year another team will play host ?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #244
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Sounds like a complete non-starter to me. Think what it would be like to have three consecutive years without either Australia or New Zealand visiting - the supporters wouldn't like it one bit and SARU would lose shedloads of money. Also, Australia v New Zealand is currently guaranteed to fill Homebush or attract 75,000+ to the MCG - not so much Bloemfontein or Port Elizabeth...
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #245
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[QUOTE=isaidso;42309834]I'm flabbergasted at how Canada manages to field a team capable of 13th when you consider where the sport is in this country. It's very impressive, but unfortunately I don't think it will translate into support amongst the general population.


You're from Saskatchewan, are you not?

Not. Perth, Australia. Canadian orginally. I actually get to watch Real footy, AFL as well as Rugby. I would love for Australia to maybe host. A great nation, but better to spread it afround to lesser countries.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #246
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What's 'Real footy'? Do you mean Aussie Rules Football? I don't know anything about Rugby even though I'm originally from England. Has Australia never hosted or do you mean you'd like Australia to host again?

'Lesser' countries?

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And if you go further back it was just called "football" (before the Football Association was formed and it became increasingly necessary to differentiate between the two codes).
So, where does the word 'rugby' come from?
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What's 'Real footy'? Do you mean Aussie Rules Football? I don't know anything about Rugby even though I'm originally from England. Has Australia never hosted or do you mean you'd like Australia to host again?

'Lesser' countries?

Oh brother!



So, where does the word 'rugby' come from?
If he's talking about rugby then Australia hosted the 2003 tournament.


Rugby is the place and the school where the game started.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_School
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