Simon Poidevin (60)
I was on the east coast of the USA for the last RWC and it was invisible.
If they think hosting a RWC will be the magic wand for them, then they are way off.
They're national team is dire and their new professional league was one by a team of mostly foreigners.
Yeah, but that team didn't waltz it in once the rest got up to speed with the new normal. Which from early season form most people thought they'd go undefeated in a dominant fashion.
As for hosting. MLR as the only commercial venture for the game in the States (well, for now. There's a Pro 7s league that had its trial event recently set to launch a full schedule next year)and the one investing time and money to develop the game from youth up. They've come out and said that they couldn't see the US being ready before 2031 at the absolute earliest and that's of everything goes to plan. They've set their eyes on 2035. Which is more realisitic.