Big Picture Posted July 19, 2018 Share Posted July 19, 2018 7 hours ago, Lowdesert said: Does it really matter what nationality you are? WC games between Tonga, Samoa, Fiji have always been well attended by their own supporters. Only recently, Samoa have stepped up a level and Tonga a few levels. Before this, neither had a hope of winning the Comp. Both Canada & USA have to accept they won’t win anything for a long time, so any kind of international competition, especially between those on their own continent, is essential. Those WC games between Tonga, Samoa, Fiji weren't undercards, were they? And they weren't player in new territory for the game, were they? You need to understand that over here we wouldn't be impressed by a team representing our country playing in an undercard, no more impressed than Brits would be seeing your team paying in an undercard in a sport not well known in Britain. And that's even more true of our southern neighbours who think that their country is exceptional and an example to everyone else. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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