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Old 06-19-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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When I think of Leinster and Munster and the Ireland national rugby team I think of world class, seriously. I love watching Ireland play rugby, they were seconds away from beating New Zealand the other night.

 
Old 06-19-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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When I think of Leinster and Munster and the Ireland national rugby team I think of world class, seriously. I love watching Ireland play rugby, they were seconds away from beating New Zealand the other night.
Ireland are a world class team. Leinster is the greatest club rugby side of all time.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Ireland have a great rugby side, but they're not world class. We had an avg appearance at the last six nations and never beat New Zealand.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are the best but then you have France, England, Ireland and Wales then you have Scotland, Argentina, Italy, Samoa and Fiji then all the rest like USA, Uruguay, Tonga, Romania, Russia, Japan and Georgia etc.

There is only 3 teams in the world clearly better than Ireland, and more teams play rugby than you think just because they aren't any good doesn't mean they don't play it!
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are the best but then you have France, England, Ireland and Wales then you have Scotland, Argentina, Italy, Samoa and Fiji then all the rest like USA, Uruguay, Tonga, Romania, Russia, Japan and Georgia etc.

There is only 3 teams in the world clearly better than Ireland, and more teams play rugby than you think just because they aren't any good doesn't mean they don't play it!
i would include france in the top tier of rugby along with nz , oz and south africa , france should have won the last world cup and would had the referee not been the biggest homer of all time

england are next and significantly better than ireland and wales who are about even , scotland have fallen back this past decade and are about as good as argentina who would be better were they not so isolated from competition
 
Old 06-20-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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England aren't that good, why oh why do England get all this credit in rugby AND football when it isn't deserved?
 
Old 06-20-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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England have won more Grand Slams and Triple Crowns than Ireland in the 6 Nations and weve only got a 36% victory rate against England too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland...gby_union_team
 
Old 06-20-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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I am talking about the team of today.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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Why America sucks in soccer?

Poor coaching at the youth level, which leads to poor fundamentals and the worst first touch in the world. We don't have professional league sponsored academies. Professional opportunities are more limited and less lucrative. American soccer players are small, weak, and slow compared to other top teams. In other countries, soccer players are tough and from the streets...their best athletes play soccer. Our guys are a bunch of preppies and lack a killer instinct.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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I think has soccer gets more popular, and it is, the US will only get better.

Last World Cup the US did pretty good. The US team is a lot better than it was in the past, and I think we are going to see improvement every couple of years. We just have a long way to go.
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