Blurandski wrote:If rugby did become popular all around the world it doesn't mean that small nations would fade away. Uruguay a nation of 3.5m has come 4th, 12th, 5th at the past 3 Fifa WCs. Netherlands have come 7th, 4th, DNQ, 11th, 2nd, 3rd, DNQ.
Once a sport gets past a certain number of participants in a country, performances tend to fall off for it becomes much harder to effectively scout and develop people.
Eh, not necessarily, you just need a better scouting and development apparatus. If you look at the Best teams, how much development is actually done by the Federation ? Not a whole lot. It's the professional teams or University system that end up doing all of the development when you have a large economy to support those structures provided the sport is actually popular.
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