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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:57 PM   #81
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My favourite rugby stadiums are (in no order):

- Stade de France
- Millenium Stadium
- Twickenham
- Suncorp
- Eden Park
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:46 AM   #82
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Are you a total idiot?
Where in my post did I disagree with you?

My point was that International Rugby Union remains interesting and competive because it is the smaller Rugby in Australia. Rugby League success in Australia means meaningful RU Internationally. If Union had the position League has in Australia then Australia would wipe the floor with every other Rugby playing nation thus degrading the International scene. I would be worse than International League where only england and NZ occasionally beat Australia (granted NZ has a recent habit of winning when it matters).

As for my "Pathetic" sport. Which one would that be?
I like all Football codes, don't prefer either Rugby over the other and Aussie Rules is still far and away the biggest Football code in Australia.
What an incredibly arrogant attitude! Funny how NZ won the 2008 RL world cup and 2010 tri (four? i can't remember how many teams take place) nations despite the fact that league is a minority sport here compared to Australia.

Australia only dominate league because they are the best out of the couple of countires who can actually play competently. How do you come to the conclusion that if league and rugby were reveresed in Australia then they would dominate the international rugby scene? Greater popularity in Australia wouldn't lead to lower interest/ability in other countries. Even if you doubled your playing numbers you would still only have a small percentage of the worlds total player base (unlike league where I'm guessing Australia has something close to the majority of the worlds registered players/talent).

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:22 AM   #83
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My point was that International Rugby Union remains interesting and competive because it is the smaller Rugby in Australia. Rugby League success in Australia means meaningful RU Internationally. If Union had the position League has in Australia then Australia would wipe the floor with every other Rugby playing nation thus degrading the International scene. I would be worse than International League where only england and NZ occasionally beat Australia (granted NZ has a recent habit of winning when it matters)..
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 05:47 AM   #84
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Arrogant? Yes. Wrong? Doubt it and I stand by it. NZ League is in a golden patch, I acknowleged that NZ has recently won the games that matter or is it that Australia has lost them?
No one questions the All Blacks Union dominance but they haven't won a World Cup in 24 years, we pass off their failings as chokes like the Australian Kangaroos stumbling to Benji Marshal in the RL WC and Tri-Nations. The All Blacks aren't reigning WC champs nor are the Aussie Roos yet when does anyone seriously question their rank and place in the sport.

I think we all know that if union was as big as league in Australia then the Wallbies record against the All Blacks would be much closer to that of the Kangaroos vs the Kiwis.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 06:23 AM   #85
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Perhaps the record would be closer but nowhere near close to Australia wiping the floor with every other nation as you say they would. League in Australia has a 16 team competition which you would lying if you said was significantly better than the Super 15, Top 14, Aviva Premiership, ITM Cup or Currie Cup. Kangaroos, Wallabies, Kiwis and All Blacks ; really is international sport isn't it?
Anyway contrary to most who post in this forum this is actually a stadium forum.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 07:15 AM   #86
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Do the Kangaroos and All Blacks not wipe the floor with every other nation?
How many Rugby teams have at numerous times put 50 points up against their nearest rivals?

Yes we are getting side tracked, my original comments were directed at GanEden.

Bring on the World cup. I say don't worry about the Wallabies, their Backs are just x-factor and little more with no consistant Goal kickers. They won't make the Final.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:24 PM   #87
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IMHO, if the standings of union and league were reversed in Australia, it wouldn't affect international union nearly as much as it would international league - the ARL/NRL have always had a rather insular attitude where State of Origin and the NRL are top priority and international tours/tournaments come a distant second, to the detriment of the world game as a whole. If they weren't top dog in their own back yard, they'd probably be working a lot harder on the international element.

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Do the Kangaroos and All Blacks not wipe the floor with every other nation?
I'll check.

Kangaroos' last games v Four Nations opposition:

England: Won 34-14
France: Won 42-4
New Zealand: Won 20-10
Papua New Guinea: Won 42-0

All Blacks' last games v Tier 1 opposition:

Argentina: Won 25-19
Australia: Lost 20-25
England: Won 26-16
France: Won 39-12
Ireland: Won 38-18
Italy: Won 20-6
Scotland: Won 49-3
South Africa: Lost 5-18
Wales: Won 37-25

I wouldn't call either "wiping the floor", no.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #88
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RL is still bigger then RU in Oz, no matter how you try to dress it up. Your pathetic sport has been owned. Next....
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Old September 5th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #89
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Ami Stadium (Christchurch , New Zealand)




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Old September 5th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #90
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Poor AMI Stadium.
Anyone know what the likely outcome is?
I know the Hadley Stadium will be demolished but the rest?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #91
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Poor AMI Stadium.
Anyone know what the likely outcome is?
I know the Hadley Stadium will be demolished but the rest?
there's all sorts of in fighting going on at the moment between the cricket and rugby people... not to mention insurance issues etc... it's safe to say it's not going to be used for at least the next year... and it seems pretty touch and go whether it's repairable at all.

there's already plenty of talk about alternatives... especially looking at the success of dunedin's new indoor stadium. They're taking the turf and lighting to rugby league park for the next super 15 season... which suggests there's not too much hope for the future...

my favourite grounds... speaking as a kiwi... i have to admit suncorp stadium has the best atmosphere i have seen... the closeness of the crowd plus the height of the stands gives it a real imposing feel.

if i were christchurch... i'd be taking note of how good that facility is.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #92
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Twuickenham

You could see a post in my blog about Twickenham Stadium and Twickenham Fine Ales: http://posavasosderugby.blogspot.com/2011/11/twickenham-fine-ales.html
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #93
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Twickenham

You could see a post in my blog about Twickenham Stadium and Twickenham Fine Ales: http://posavasosderugby.blogspot.com/2011/11/twickenham-fine-ales.html
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Old November 9th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #94
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Old December 11th, 2011, 05:01 AM   #95
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Why do Rugby goal posts still have two supports? Has the IRB considered changing to single support goal posts?
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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #96
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A new superb stadium has arisen in Dunedin New Zealand.

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The new Forsyth Barr Stadium here in action at the Rugby World Cup 2011.



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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:40 AM   #97
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:09 PM   #98
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Eden Park could be a great rugby stadium, if it weren't for the need to accommodate cricket...
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:13 PM   #99
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Why do Rugby goal posts still have two supports? Has the IRB considered changing to single support goal posts?
It looks better and is more stable.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #100
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Eden Park could be a great rugby stadium, if it weren't for the need to accommodate cricket...
Well technically, it started as a cricket ground that came to accommodate rugby.

But since the upgrade it's actually a really venue to watch rugby at.
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