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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 08:35

victorsra wrote:Not about Union, but what a crazy story https://www.thesportsman.com/articles/h ... -world-cup


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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 09:11

A theory is that the Knossos palace itself was the maze. It was so unusually big (1500 rooms they say, even if in the virtual reconstruction images it doesn't seem so enormous), with all the rooms communicating and with a central place where Minos was, it could have resembled a scaring maze to the visitors not used to so complex buildings and maybe worried by the personality of the king.
Maybe I'm just morbid but the fact that the Minotaur/king Minos wanted 7 girls and 7 boys from Athens was not to eat them but to do other things, in the middle of that palace/maze. And I don't mean to form two rugby 7s teams...

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 20:07

Rugby Africa has in its website the pdf of its constitution. The document is from March 2019: http://www.rugbyafrique.com/wp-content/ ... h-2019.pdf

It lists Egypt as a member. So I guess the Rugby Afrique website is just incomplete.

Mozambique is not in the list because its membership was in the second semestre of 2019, IIRC.

Interestingly, Rugby Africa divides its members in two ways; North-South and Francophone-Anglophone. Mozambique is the second member of RA that is not a former French or British territory. The other one is DR Congo (former Belgium territory), that is francophone. So, Mozambique is the only one that would be outside such Francophone-Anglophone division, although it is a Commonwealth Games member, despite being a former Portuguese colony, and not British.
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