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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 13:22

dropkick wrote:All the top countries in world rugby want to see more countries reach the top. More variety, more competition, more viewers etc. It's a professional sport and money is important especially for a complicated (to get started) game like rugby.


The fans want, but the admins clearly don't. Otherwise they wouldn't again and again sabotage it. Euro U18 XV, Heidelberger RK not in the Challenge Cup, Euro U18 7s. All things you can find excuses for, but if you want to grow the sport and see more countries reach the top, that's unacceptable behaviour.

Fact is, that you are right that they are not claiming to be Europe. but what they do wrong is that they are still acting as Europe. How can nations only playing in a private tournament represent a continent in a World Cup? And there they are indeed acting as Europe and tbh sabotaging it as they have privileges the others don't.

To give it an analogy, you chose 6 kids from a class and then you sort 6 kids out (those kids live in the same street (one kid's parents got divorced and part-time moved to another street though)). The other kid lives just on the other side of the creek, and the 6th kid is bullied, but chosen because he leaves close to the beach and in an really old and nice house.

Then tell the other kids, that they will only be allowed to attend class, if they reach the same education level as the 6 kids and it is entirely their fault if they don't reach it. Occasionally you send someone to the other kids and tell them rudimentary about what the 6 kids have learned in their class, while the 6 kids lament, that it is a shame, that the other kids don't know as much as they do.

Occasionally they also invite underprivileged kids from another continent with a nice story and an exotic flavour to celebrate how open to the world they are. As it is all fun and games they make a lot of money out of this, but don't let those kids earn money out of it.

Every year they see their more or less equally rich friends from another city, every 4 years the kids from the same street even tour together to visit the other kids in the other cities.
Since some 30 years they also have an open camp every four years, where they invite some guys from their city and from other cities. They also chose the number of invited kids at 20, to make the worst camp scenario possible and give the kids they've invited the lowest turn around times between spelling contests. Because, if you organize a game, it is better to win it and make sure that they stay the most privileged kids around. There was one very skilled kid at this camp in 2015, it even managed to get the direct invitation for the next camp, despite never before being allowed to even visit the school apart from camp, but instead of adding a place to the kid's city, the tweaked it around so the kid's city had the same number of participants.

I could go on and on about this, but I think you get the point. You might not agree about everything, but this is exactly how rugby is handled.

dropkick wrote:So you're asking 6 countries to fund the growth of European rugby when 5 are not financially well off. Soccer can expand because it's popular in all the biggest countries. If rugby was more popular in Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Netherlands etc then the money would be there to give much more funds to developing nations. It would create a virtuous circle like they have in soccer.


And that is the direct outcome of the protectionist mentality many rugby admins have. If the Home Nations wouldn't have ignored Europe with better or worse excuses for literally centuries, we wouldn't be talking about this money problem now. But they did and my mind says Douglas Adams' anaology again. And we can now directly compare that the admins of the same federations even tried the same in soccer, but there they failed due to no ban on professionalism and because they embraced France in rugby soon enough.

The money situation of rugby is 100% to be blamed on the Home Nations. That the sport is actual growing and being played in so many countries, despite an quite Apartheidesque World Federation for decades is the miracle.

Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy the 6N a lot, but their setup and their influence as a private entitiy on World Rugby is rugby's biggest problem to grow more.
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 13:26

gambass wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:
With all of this, I would say Rugby basically f** up, because they didn't counter anything that came out of Britain regarding organization from the very beginning. Imagine if they had organized a true Euro or another World Cup in the 30ies, directly when France was expelled from the 5N. But the biggest mistake was, that they called themself FIRA (International Federation of Amateur Rugby). That was the perfect time to form a pro league. WW2 only cemented the status quo, with France reentering the 5N and Vichy before that banning all pro sports.


French rugby would never ever went that route.The only policy by the FFR during the 30's was to appease the brittish unions and to have cross-channel competitions back (5N obviously but also at clubs level).

They even sacrificed the national championship in 1939 to do so (the championsip was reintroduced in 1942 during Vichy time).

They would have prefered to commit suicide (which was more or less the case during that time) that to embrace open professionnalism and to kill for good any chance to get back into 4/5N.


What you write explains it. But if we follow this way, we must say, that without WW2, we would probably all play rugby league. At least in France. Hitler basically saved Rugby Union. What a twist :D
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby dans » Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 14:32

RugbyLiebe wrote:
dropkick wrote:All the top countries in world rugby want to see more countries reach the top. More variety, more competition, more viewers etc. It's a professional sport and money is important especially for a complicated (to get started) game like rugby.


.....

The money situation of rugby is 100% to be blamed on the Home Nations. That the sport is actual growing and being played in so many countries, despite an quite Apartheidesque World Federation for decades is the miracle.

Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy the 6N a lot, but their setup and their influence as a private entitiy on World Rugby is rugby's biggest problem to grow more.


Yeap...totally agree with this!...
6N is a private entity within Europe...If WR organises a 'dance' and invites Europe for a showdown, 6N should not be included by default, but through an un-biased qualifying process where all Europe countries would have an equal chance every time.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby sk 88 » Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 17:37

To give it an analogy, you chose 6 kids from a class and then you sort 6 kids out (those kids live in the same street (one kid's parents got divorced and part-time moved to another street though)). The other kid lives just on the other side of the creek, and the 6th kid is bullied, but chosen because he leaves close to the beach and in an really old and nice house.

Then tell the other kids, that they will only be allowed to attend class, if they reach the same education level as the 6 kids and it is entirely their fault if they don't reach it. Occasionally you send someone to the other kids and tell them rudimentary about what the 6 kids have learned in their class, while the 6 kids lament, that it is a shame, that the other kids don't know as much as they do.

Occasionally they also invite underprivileged kids from another continent with a nice story and an exotic flavour to celebrate how open to the world they are. As it is all fun and games they make a lot of money out of this, but don't let those kids earn money out of it.


You've been to a British public school then? :twisted:

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby victorsra » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 04:09

RugbyLiebe wrote:
dropkick wrote:All the top countries in world rugby want to see more countries reach the top. More variety, more competition, more viewers etc. It's a professional sport and money is important especially for a complicated (to get started) game like rugby.


The fans want, but the admins clearly don't. Otherwise they wouldn't again and again sabotage it. Euro U18 XV, Heidelberger RK not in the Challenge Cup, Euro U18 7s. All things you can find excuses for, but if you want to grow the sport and see more countries reach the top, that's unacceptable behaviour.

Fact is, that you are right that they are not claiming to be Europe. but what they do wrong is that they are still acting as Europe. How can nations only playing in a private tournament represent a continent in a World Cup? And there they are indeed acting as Europe and tbh sabotaging it as they have privileges the others don't.

To give it an analogy, you chose 6 kids from a class and then you sort 6 kids out (those kids live in the same street (one kid's parents got divorced and part-time moved to another street though)). The other kid lives just on the other side of the creek, and the 6th kid is bullied, but chosen because he leaves close to the beach and in an really old and nice house.

Then tell the other kids, that they will only be allowed to attend class, if they reach the same education level as the 6 kids and it is entirely their fault if they don't reach it. Occasionally you send someone to the other kids and tell them rudimentary about what the 6 kids have learned in their class, while the 6 kids lament, that it is a shame, that the other kids don't know as much as they do.

Occasionally they also invite underprivileged kids from another continent with a nice story and an exotic flavour to celebrate how open to the world they are. As it is all fun and games they make a lot of money out of this, but don't let those kids earn money out of it.

Every year they see their more or less equally rich friends from another city, every 4 years the kids from the same street even tour together to visit the other kids in the other cities.
Since some 30 years they also have an open camp every four years, where they invite some guys from their city and from other cities. They also chose the number of invited kids at 20, to make the worst camp scenario possible and give the kids they've invited the lowest turn around times between spelling contests. Because, if you organize a game, it is better to win it and make sure that they stay the most privileged kids around. There was one very skilled kid at this camp in 2015, it even managed to get the direct invitation for the next camp, despite never before being allowed to even visit the school apart from camp, but instead of adding a place to the kid's city, the tweaked it around so the kid's city had the same number of participants.

I could go on and on about this, but I think you get the point. You might not agree about everything, but this is exactly how rugby is handled.

dropkick wrote:So you're asking 6 countries to fund the growth of European rugby when 5 are not financially well off. Soccer can expand because it's popular in all the biggest countries. If rugby was more popular in Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Netherlands etc then the money would be there to give much more funds to developing nations. It would create a virtuous circle like they have in soccer.


And that is the direct outcome of the protectionist mentality many rugby admins have. If the Home Nations wouldn't have ignored Europe with better or worse excuses for literally centuries, we wouldn't be talking about this money problem now. But they did and my mind says Douglas Adams' anaology again. And we can now directly compare that the admins of the same federations even tried the same in soccer, but there they failed due to no ban on professionalism and because they embraced France in rugby soon enough.

The money situation of rugby is 100% to be blamed on the Home Nations. That the sport is actual growing and being played in so many countries, despite an quite Apartheidesque World Federation for decades is the miracle.

Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy the 6N a lot, but their setup and their influence as a private entitiy on World Rugby is rugby's biggest problem to grow more.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby Working Class Rugger » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 04:48

An interesting podcast featuring the opinion of an advertising guy. https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... eve-martin

He's for the Infront deal and provides some insight as to were the money is coming from. And it's not the Blatter family. Again interesting listen. Starts at the 2 min mark and goes for about 10 minutes.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 06:06

The company that owns InFront also owns Ironman, so go figure.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 06:28

World Rugby a really desperate to save this:

https://outline.com/vFEKxZ

If this somehow survives guarantee T2 nations will boycott RWC. No way are they going to find this proposal acceptable.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby Working Class Rugger » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 06:43

thatrugbyguy wrote:World Rugby a really desperate to save this:

https://outline.com/vFEKxZ

If this somehow survives guarantee T2 nations will boycott RWC. No way are they going to find this proposal acceptable.


Money will be the ultimate decider. If the price is right when it comes to what the are getting they'll probably be placated.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 07:34

DEAR RugbyLiebe

SORRY for not obtaining written permission beforehand

I've just copied and slightly formatted your ESSAY
in forum.ge rugby section, with all due credits

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https://forum.ge/?showforum=17

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 09:03

sk 88 wrote:
To give it an analogy


You've been to a British public school then? :twisted:


Not exactly sure what you mean by that. You are asking, if I've been to a British private/public school?
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 09:11

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:DEAR RugbyLiebe

SORRY for not obtaining written permission beforehand

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I take that as a compliment. Thank you. You are welcome to copy whatever I write in this forum anytime.
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby fullbackace » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 14:59

RugbyLiebe wrote:
sk 88 wrote:
To give it an analogy


You've been to a British public school then? :twisted:


Not exactly sure what you mean by that. You are asking, if I've been to a British private/public school?

I think he means that kind of stuff is commonplace in British public schools. Hence no surprise they act like that.
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 17:14

Exactly! This is a fairly common train of thought in the UK regarding basically everything from our own rugby teams, to the arts, to entrance to Oxford/Cambridge, to Universities generally, to major professional qualifications.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby Silver Fox » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 17:49

More twists and turns...
Could thi$ be an argument to persuade T2's like Georgia?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/47747805
However, it is understood Rugby Europe, the organisation that runs the European competition below the Six Nations, would be revamped as part of the Nations Championship.
It would lead to teams like the USA and Canada playing in Europe during February and March, alongside established European teams like Georgia and Romania.

Second division a 'growth opportunity'
Despite the concerns of the established northern hemisphere unions, Infront - the sports marketing company financing the world league to the tune of £5bn - believe the second division is the area with the biggest growth opportunity.
"The second division would be a fully-fledged competition that will receive significant investment," said a World Rugby spokesperson.
"We believe in it, not just as a pathway, but as a spectacle - and Infront do too.

So instead of the USA playing in the RC they are trying to get them in the 6N now?
You wonder if the US and Canada (an annual 5 extra games) or Georgia know about this.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby fullbackace » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 18:23

Silver Fox wrote:More twists and turns...
Could thi$ be an argument to persuade T2's like Georgia?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/47747805
However, it is understood Rugby Europe, the organisation that runs the European competition below the Six Nations, would be revamped as part of the Nations Championship.
It would lead to teams like the USA and Canada playing in Europe during February and March, alongside established European teams like Georgia and Romania.

Second division a 'growth opportunity'
Despite the concerns of the established northern hemisphere unions, Infront - the sports marketing company financing the world league to the tune of £5bn - believe the second division is the area with the biggest growth opportunity.
"The second division would be a fully-fledged competition that will receive significant investment," said a World Rugby spokesperson.
"We believe in it, not just as a pathway, but as a spectacle - and Infront do too.

So instead of the USA playing in the RC they are trying to get them in the 6N now?
You wonder if the US and Canada (an annual 5 extra games) or Georgia know about this.

Imagine the sheer excitement of those four when they hear they'll be playing each other even more.
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby 4N » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 18:44

US and Canada playing with Europe makes more sense.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 21:50

Given the ARC is most likely moving to later in the year I highly doubt it. Has anyone even bothered to contact these T2 unions yet? Has Rugby Europe been consulted?

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby antlat » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 00:29

I always thought the Nations Championship should be split into Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere instead of Europe and Rest of World.

According to Regulation 9 in the World Rugby Player Handbook,

Northern Hemisphere Unions:

Canada
England
France
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Scotland
USA
Wales

and all other Unions in membership of the following Regional Associations:

Rugby Europe
Asia Rugby – all Unions save for Indonesia
Rugby Americas North
Rugby Africa – Northern Hemisphere Unions as follows:
Algeria
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central Africa
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gabon
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Togo
Tunisia

Southern Hemisphere Unions:

Fiji
Samoa
Tonga

Indonesia

and all other Unions in membership of the following Regional Associations:

Oceania Rugby (save for Australia and New Zealand)

Sudamérica Rugby (save for Argentina)

Rugby Africa – Southern Hemisphere Unions as follows:
Botswana
Mauritius
Namibia
Rwanda
Seychelles
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zimbabwe

Rugby Championship Unions:
Argentina
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby antlat » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 01:06

An interesting podcast featuring the opinion of an advertising guy. https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... eve-martin

Highly recommend listening to this.

The selfish six nations could really destroy international rugby if they don't agree to World Rugby's Nations Championship.

His points about promotion and relegation was very well said.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 08:00

antlat wrote:I always thought the Nations Championship should be split into Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere instead of Europe and Rest of World.

According to Regulation 9 in the World Rugby Player Handbook,

Northern Hemisphere Unions:

Canada
England
France
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Scotland
USA
Wales

and all other Unions in membership of the following Regional Associations:

Rugby Europe
Asia Rugby – all Unions save for Indonesia
Rugby Americas North
Rugby Africa – Northern Hemisphere Unions as follows:
Algeria
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central Africa
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gabon
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Togo
Tunisia

Southern Hemisphere Unions:

Fiji
Samoa
Tonga

Indonesia

and all other Unions in membership of the following Regional Associations:

Oceania Rugby (save for Australia and New Zealand)

Sudamérica Rugby (save for Argentina)

Rugby Africa – Southern Hemisphere Unions as follows:
Botswana
Mauritius
Namibia
Rwanda
Seychelles
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zimbabwe

Rugby Championship Unions:
Argentina
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa


According to "that" Georgia and Romania are from Mars? Russia from Jupiter?

That handbook is bull crap. That Division of Teams is bull shit, and Rugby's management is not better than Cricket's.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 08:34

By Rugby Europe they include all its affiliate unions, so Georgia, Romania and Russia are from Northern Hemisphere, not Mars or Jupiter.

antlat wrote:An interesting podcast featuring the opinion of an advertising guy. https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... eve-martin

Highly recommend listening to this.

The selfish six nations could really destroy international rugby if they don't agree to World Rugby's Nations Championship.

His points about promotion and relegation was very well said.


Broken link, unfortunately.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 09:59

antlat wrote:An interesting podcast featuring the opinion of an advertising guy. https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... eve-martin

Highly recommend listening to this.

The selfish six nations could really destroy international rugby if they don't agree to World Rugby's Nations Championship.

His points about promotion and relegation was very well said.


Only people killing international rugby are SANZAR who are trying to cut off all games between T1 & T2 nations and devalue the RWC.

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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 11:46

sk 88 wrote:Exactly! This is a fairly common train of thought in the UK regarding basically everything from our own rugby teams, to the arts, to entrance to Oxford/Cambridge, to Universities generally, to major professional qualifications.


My exact intention. It is shocking to see how a system fails.
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Re: Your feelings on the World League proposal (poll reset)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 11:49

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:
antlat wrote:
According to Regulation 9 in the World Rugby Player Handbook,

[b]Northern
all other Unions in membership of the following Regional Associations:
Rugby Europe


According to "that" Georgia and Romania are from Mars? Russia from Jupiter?


Georgia and Romania are part of Rugby Europe. But RE sometimes acts like being from Mars ;-)
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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