Monday, September 12, 2011
What about Argentina´s opponents?
Much of the reason behind the view that the First Tier teams are in a league of their own is the results of previous Rugby World Cup matches. Eight years ago, Australia hosted Rugby World Cup 2003 which had a huge prportion of lop-sided matches. Argentina defeated Romania 50-3 and France were far better vs Japan than they were on Saturday in their opening match for the current Rugby World Cup. During that time teams recieved little in the way of economic help from the IRB. As such the professional teams were far ahead of others. Since then, with changes, sides are increasingly competitive and are showing this on the field. Rugby, in other words, is not restricted to a few places. It certainly is a global sport and the more sides that can be economically aided the better. This is further reason in why Argentina is the ideal candidate to host Rugby World Cup 2023. As a new host, in a new continent and speaking a different language, Argentina has so much to offer the rugby community.