Rugby in the Olympics
Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:54 PM
SA won over NZ, with Canada beating Samoa for third.
Sevens is a great ad for rugby even if it is the wrong code.
Getting into the Olympics was a major coup for the IRB and illustrates their big picture thinking compared with our friends at the RL.
Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:21 PM
Just had the 1/4 finals, semis and final on Sky here.
USA Currently Olympic champions at "Rugby" because the sport has not been in the OLympics since 1924, when USA beat France with Romania taking the Bronze despite not winning a match
Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:51 PM
Just like in ice hockey!
Things could change as a number of NHL players have expressed interest. Amazing what the prospect of an Olympic medal will do. I wonder if any RL stars are of the same mindset?
There was an interview with the IRB chairman who said that 170 countries were now members and that he expected most all of the 204 IOC members would try to qualify for the 2020 games.
Regardless, it was great to get a rugby fix especially as the Patriots are done one game shy of the Super Bowl.
Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:57 AM
I've always favoured the Detroit Lions in their blue and white uniforms when it comes to the crash helmet game. I wonder why?
Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:05 PM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:55 AM
Perhaps he could be encouraged to give the real Lions a go as a replacement for Kevin Penny or perhaps we would not be able to afford him?