Oh come on man, there are loads of delusional comments on this forum alone about RL's international scene being practically the same as RU's international scene.
You are vastly exaggerating here. You may find some trolls claiming this or that but I've never seen any RU fans making such comments seriously about their sport.
The test to whether someone is blinkered about RU is if they can agree to this statement:
"In the global scale of sports rugby union ranks well behind basketball, volleyball and handball. It's probably on about a level with baseball and hockey."
If they can then they are a functioning human being. If they can't then we have a problem.