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Postby dwpeate » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 16:00

A lot of activity in Gibraltar these days and an impressive set of international results so far.

They tour UAE at the end of the month, culminating in a fixture against the UAE on 27th April

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 17:51

Gibraltar's tour warm up games:

23/4/18 Dubai Exiles 33 - 19 Gibraltar Select XV

24/4/18 DSC Eagles 5 - 20 Gibraltar Select XV

26/4/18 Premiership Barbarians 65 - 0 Gibraltar Development XV

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:02

27/4/18 TEST MATCH

UAE 28 - 15 Gibraltar

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:20

What's the general British obsession about Gibraltar about. A British town has a rugby team. Because it is British and British have no national team, they have a regional team called "national team". Good for them. Why write about it?

I honestly don't understand. If any other nation started to invent national teams, we couldn't see the pitch because of too many national teams. :D

Joking aside, I really want to know, why bother when parts of your nation create a national team.
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Re: Gibraltar

Postby Thomas » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:31

Gibraltar is not part of the United kingdom, it is a British Overseas Territory Most of the permanently inhabited territories are internally self-governing, with the UK retaining responsibility for defence and foreign relations. Unfortunately for Political reasons (Spanish Veto) is not part of the European Union.

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:40

Try saying that to a Gib national RugbyLiebe!

This is no different (as far as I understand, correct me if I'm wrong with some of these) to Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Hong Kong, Tahiti(?), Virgin Islands etc fielding teams.

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:44

Thomas wrote:Gibraltar is not part of the United kingdom, it is a British Overseas Territory Most of the permanently inhabited territories are internally self-governing, with the UK retaining responsibility for defence and foreign relations. Unfortunately for Political reasons (Spanish Veto) is not part of the European Union.


So basically just a part of the former world power folklore?
I mean, i.e. every state in the USA (to a higher degree) and Germany (to a lower degree) can impose their own laws and taxes. And in all three cases the actual head of the state is the same, so somebody from a nationwide instance. Let it be a queen or a president with more (USA) or less (Germany) power.
Do the Gibraltar people say, that they are Gibraltari (?) or do they say they are British?

@dwpeate: so say this to a rural Bavarian, that he is German and not Bavarian, to a Catalan that he is Spanish etc. etc. etc.. Still no national team :lol: (and you know at least Bavaria was indeed a kingdom until 1918).

So my next questions are: why didn't they have a national team until now (same apparently until recently with soccer)? And why exactly now? Just to piss off the Spanish?
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Re: Gibraltar

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:46

They've had a national team for about 5 years or so. And they've been prevented from access to European competitions because of Spanish intervention... despite them not being spanish

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby Thomas » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:47

dwpeate wrote:Try saying that to a Gib national RugbyLiebe!

This is no different (as far as I understand, correct me if I'm wrong with some of these) to Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Hong Kong, Tahiti(?), Virgin Islands etc fielding teams.


Here are some that I know have fielded teams for different sports not necessary Rugby

Anguilla
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Montserrat

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Re: Gibraltar

Postby Thomas » Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:49

Gibraltar has had international representation as a Nation since at least 1958

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