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Hansen hypcracy
Discussion started by gran , 08 September, 2019 15:23
Hansen hypcracy
gran 08 September, 2019 15:23
Steve Hansen blasts World Rugby, Six Nations for lack of progress in Pacific [www.rugbypass.com]
Yet again we have a New Zealander blaming the problems for the three South Pacific nations on someone or something else, this time the six nations for not adjusting their schedules to accommodate a year long season.
The fact is that NZ is the rugby nation closest to the 3 and in the same time zone yet has done virtually nothing to support SP rugby apart from identifying the odd youngster and giving them a scholarship. Their ludicrous 90 odd point win over Tonga in yesterday's warm up should not disguise the fact that NZ and Oz are much keener to bring in franchises from Japan and Argentina for the money whilst ignoring a Fiji franchise in Nadi, a short flight from Auckland. Playing a Maori selection occasionally is not the same as having a SP franchise televised live and part of the super 14's.
It is rank hypocracy to try to blame the poor state of Tonga rugby on the northern hemisphere. Bristol provide contracts to the captains of Tonga and Samoa, and I suggest that Piutau and Vui probably appreciate the security that this brings. If NZ pulled its weight a bit more the next generation might find opportunities closer to home.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2019 17:07 by gran.

Re: Hansen hypcracy
SimonG19 09 September, 2019 15:03
If only the Kiwis offered the same support that the northern hemisphere big boys offered to their developing nation neighbours like Georgia eh?

Re: Hansen hypcracy
gran 09 September, 2019 18:52
Simon, rugby is a minor sport in Georgia, as it is in Italy. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, rugby is not only the main sport, it is the very life and soul of those countries.

Re: Hansen hypcracy
Rinkadink 09 September, 2019 19:24
I must have imagined Bristol playing the likes of Yenisey-STM?

Re: Hansen hypcracy
AlexInSouthville 10 September, 2019 10:08
From @T2rugby twitter feed;

"French & English clubs combined employ 95 players with Tier 2 nations at this RWC. SANZAAR teams employ only about 7.

Sums up how crazy it is World Rugby don't understand that European season (where more pro international players play) must be king when building global calendar."

Re: Hansen hypcracy
AlexInSouthville 10 September, 2019 10:32
And the above only covers how best to prepare the T2 players who are willing and available for selection for T2 nations.....its doesn't even touch upon those examples where

(1) people opt to play for T1 nations for financial reasons

(2) where they decline to represent any country that would jeopardise their club careers by becoming a a non-qualified player of their club's country

(3) where they had disqualified themselves from representing a T2 nation based on T1 caps in the dim and distant past.

Not much that can be done around point 2, but it shouldn't be beyond the wit of World Rugby to solve point 1 (all T1 and T2 nations have a flat match fee, paid from a central pot which is paid into, in proportion to annual revenue, by all T1 and T2 nations) and point 3 (if 5 years is enough to qualify on residency, 5 years from last cap should be enough to 'unqualify' players)

Re: Hansen hypcracy
Rich. 10 September, 2019 14:06
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Simon, rugby is a minor sport in Georgia, as it is in Italy. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, rugby is not only the main sport, it is the very life and soul of those countries.

Minor sport? - Every time I hear rugby in Georgia spoken about, the commentator/analyst says it is the no.1 sport in Georgia after their wrestling.

Re: Hansen hypcracy
SimonG19 10 September, 2019 16:04
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Simon, rugby is a minor sport in Georgia, as it is in Italy. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, rugby is not only the main sport, it is the very life and soul of those countries.

Minor sport? - Every time I hear rugby in Georgia spoken about, the commentator/analyst says it is the no.1 sport in Georgia after their wrestling.

Indeed but don't let the facts get in the way of the argument!

Re: Hansen hypcracy
gran 10 September, 2019 20:40
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Simon, rugby is a minor sport in Georgia, as it is in Italy. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, rugby is not only the main sport, it is the very life and soul of those countries.

Minor sport? - Every time I hear rugby in Georgia spoken about, the commentator/analyst says it is the no.1 sport in Georgia after their wrestling.

Indeed but don't let the facts get in the way of the argument!
Football is the most popular sport in Georgia. But don't let that fact divert you even further from the main point of this thread.

Re: Hansen hypcracy
SimonG19 11 September, 2019 17:05
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Simon, rugby is a minor sport in Georgia, as it is in Italy. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, rugby is not only the main sport, it is the very life and soul of those countries.

Minor sport? - Every time I hear rugby in Georgia spoken about, the commentator/analyst says it is the no.1 sport in Georgia after their wrestling.

Indeed but don't let the facts get in the way of the argument!
Football is the most popular sport in Georgia. But don't let that fact divert you even further from the main point of this thread.

What the one that criticises NZ for doing exactly what the northern hemisphere sides have been doing?

Don't worry, I'm still laughing at the real hypocrisy of that point!


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