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Wales come home with three defeats....
Rogero (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 09:16
The bitterly disappointing World Cup 2017 has ended for Wales. Despite a better performance than in the earlier games the dragons still suffered a heavy defeat going down 34-6 against the Irish.

Ireland fail to qualify despite winning two games as the tournament moves towards the quarter final and knockout stages.

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Wales come home with three defeats....
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 10:13
Interesting that the Irish have had the same strong spine to their side with a Super League full back,scrum half,hooker and loose forward,for all 3 games.

They also had a strong(er) pack.I don't think they had any missing through injury.

Wales need to keep on improving as 2021 will be here in no time.

It'll be good if North Wales Crusaders and West Wales Raiders keep improving each and

every year - and each and every game.

 
Rogero
Re: Wales come home with three defeats....
Rogero (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 07:45
I have to admire your positive frame of mind and yes it would be great if our two sides improved each year but recent seasons have shown the exact reverse which is why crowds and interest have hit rock bottom. Flying the flag for the great sport of RL in Wales is difficult at the best of times.

I was at Old Trafford when we got to the semi final - it seems a lifetime ago. It was 22 years ago BUT how times have changed.

If 2018 is better for both teams nobody will be happier than me and perhaps crowds will increase and more interest generated. But season after season all we hear is excuses for poor results and sometimes poor performances. Tghe RLWC has been no exception.

The USA side were dreadfully short of the required standard and their performance cannot have helped the sport over the pond. It is a results business and Wales have not won a World Cup match for over 17 years! I'm still smarting about losing to the Cook Islands at Neath!!


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