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PDivvy blasts "Pointless Tri-Nations"

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Tangawizi, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Really? Perhaps only pointless if you decide to field a second-rate team for half the comp you prat! I wonder what JON thinks about these comments?

    http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/TriNations/Div-blasts-pointless-T3N-20110715

  2. TOCC Guest

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    Either he needs a lesson in fundamental economics or he is just trying to dismiss a competition which he has already conceded his team will lose in 2011..
  3. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    He's just trying to deflect criticism. Maybe the furore has found its target.
  4. Mank Ted Thorn (20)

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    I missed the part where he 'blasts'? I also can't find the word pointless in any of his quotes. Do you guys really fall for this journalistic crap?

    I do agree though, there should be no 3N in a RWC year.
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  5. Bruwheresmycar Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Yea, South African news headlines are usually pretty dodgy. He didn't exactly slam anything.

    Not sure about this one. I suppose they need the money (from the 3N) more than anything.
  6. FairWeatherAussie Ward Prentice (10)

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    I agree, time and time again Journalists take their hyperbole to new extremes. I, for one like having the tri nations to watch, even/especially as a build up to the world cup, and I guess it is money in the coffers for the union, but I can completely understand his sentiments. Just look how many injuries Australia suffered in the Super season. If I was a coach or player I'd be saying the same thime.
  7. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    A year with no income from internationals is a good idea?

    I also think it's a pretty damn good warm up for the tournament. Nthn hemisphere are having to hold shitty friendlies instead
  8. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    The 3Ns is someone devalued in a WC year but that doesn't mean there aren't economic and performance advantages through playing in it.

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