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    Thumbs down Revenge

    I've seen a few posts on Facebook saying that the Six Nations victory is revenge for Henry's handball denying us the 2010 World Cup Finals. Ok, I know we had to win the game and all that, but....

    Not it isn't. The Six Nations is an achievement, but nothing close to qualifying for a World Cup Finals.

    Maybe I'm just not a rugger band wagon jumper.

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    Seemingly we have the greatest irish team ever in rugby, won 2 6 nations..........

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    The win didn't even deny France the competition. It cost England.
    There is no emoticon for what I am feeling.

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    Nice to win it and all that but in reality it's a sport played seriously by only a handful of countries in the world. Good for the country to be able to celebrate things though even if it's a bit of a bandwagon. Maybe we should start a GAA world cup. Reckon we could win it

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskersaint View Post
    Nice to win it and all that but in reality it's a sport played seriously by only a handful of countries in the world. Good for the country to be able to celebrate things though even if it's a bit of a bandwagon. Maybe we should start a GAA world cup. Reckon we could win it
    And call it the World Series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskersaint View Post
    Maybe we should start a GAA world cup. Reckon we could win it
    They tried that and the Australians won it half the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonabateSaint View Post
    I've seen a few posts on Facebook saying that the Six Nations victory is revenge for Henry's handball denying us the 2010 World Cup Finals. Ok, I know we had to win the game and all that, but....

    Not it isn't. The Six Nations is an achievement, but nothing close to qualifying for a World Cup Finals.

    Maybe I'm just not a rugger band wagon jumper.

    I was beginning to think I was the only one who was totally unmoved by this thing.

    Let's be honest about it. Rugby is a minority sport in worldwide terms. Ok, they won the annual 6 nations thing but who really cares outside those countries? Very, very few indeed. And yet, the media are falling over themselves rushing to congratulate the team - led, of course, by RTE and the Irish Times. From what I can see, a large percentage of people who go to rugby internationals are there for the social occasion and are not really affected if the team loses.

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    Pity this thread wasnt bout the tv show..... need someone to explain wtf is goin on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republic View Post
    I was beginning to think I was the only one who was totally unmoved by this thing.

    Let's be honest about it. Rugby is a minority sport in worldwide terms. Ok, they won the annual 6 nations thing but who really cares outside those countries? Very, very few indeed. And yet, the media are falling over themselves rushing to congratulate the team - led, of course, by RTE and the Irish Times. From what I can see, a large percentage of people who go to rugby internationals are there for the social occasion and are not really affected if the team loses.
    Non interest in the sport but they deserve all the praise there getting IMO
    With Bucka to lead us sure no one could beat us!

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