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Rugby Sevens becoming bigger that fifteens?

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Re: Rugby Sevens becoming bigger that fifteens?

Postby ficcp » Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 15:43

Rugga wrote:Just wondering can you see this happening in each of your different respective tier 2 and tier 3 nations?
Something like this has happened before with test cricket and 20 over cricket.

The answer for the Chilean case depends of the perspective of the Observer.

WOMEN : There is no XV Rugby , so they see Sevens as the only expression of the Sport.

RESULTS : No doubt Chile is in a Fidji-like trend where VII has been much more succesful than XV due to the quality of the project, the larger resources supplied and the players natural skills and attitude (high quality players do not last in Chile so you do not get many fully developed forwards but you do get good backs).

ACTIVITY : there are much more players, clubs and championships envolved with the XV game than the VII game. SEvens are played between November an February while Rugby XV is played from March to November across the country.

MEDIA AND Public Recognition : Rugby is mainly associated with the XV game but the last years success of VII is changing that.

If the Union can not improve the project of the XV National team and the Sevens team keep progressing ( participation in Hong Kong, the international circuit,Panamerican and Olimpic games) it could be possible that sevens become bigger than XV in all the perspectives.

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Re: Rugby Sevens becoming bigger that fifteens?

Postby Rugga » Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 18:04

ficcp wrote:
Rugga wrote:Just wondering can you see this happening in each of your different respective tier 2 and tier 3 nations?
Something like this has happened before with test cricket and 20 over cricket.

The answer for the Chilean case depends of the perspective of the Observer.

WOMEN : There is no XV Rugby , so they see Sevens as the only expression of the Sport.

RESULTS : No doubt Chile is in a Fidji-like trend where VII has been much more succesful than XV due to the quality of the project, the larger resources supplied and the players natural skills and attitude (high quality players do not last in Chile so you do not get many fully developed forwards but you do get good backs).

ACTIVITY : there are much more players, clubs and championships envolved with the XV game than the VII game. SEvens are played between November an February while Rugby XV is played from March to November across the country.

MEDIA AND Public Recognition : Rugby is mainly associated with the XV game but the last years success of VII is changing that.

If the Union can not improve the project of the XV National team and the Sevens team keep progressing ( participation in Hong Kong, the international circuit,Panamerican and Olimpic games) it could be possible that sevens become bigger than XV in all the perspectives.


Has the XV built on any moment from the Maori All Blacks game?

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Re: Rugby Sevens becoming bigger that fifteens?

Postby ficcp » Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 18:42

I can give you an answer at the end of ARC 2019 (march). I hope we will be more competitive compared with the 2018 version, although Chile will be local against the strongest : USA and Argentina XV.

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