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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby ronk » August 16th, 2019, 1:47 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Every game played where three or more teams compete for a title or trophy used to be the old IRB Definition of a competition. Any competitive fixture under this definition could be included. Double points for RWC fixtures (because every Nation is eligible) and half points for one-off fixtures.

Seems fairly straight forward and would add to credibility of World Rankings


Wouldnt add to credibility. It would weaken touring tests, it would have effects outside of the top 10 teams and as the RWC is the only cross hemisphere competition then standard differences could cause distortions.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 17th, 2019, 6:08 pm

"Say it ain't so Mah!"

The thought of Wales top of the pile is not easy to swallow. However, it presumably will provide some motivation when we meet them in a fortnight.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby johng » August 18th, 2019, 1:07 am

Ah lads. Come on. Nh team on top rather than NZ. How bad is that? First time for the Welsh too.

Ok. So they haven't beaten NZ 66 years. Let them have their day in the sun.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby ronk » August 18th, 2019, 12:59 pm

England and us are close, they won the Slam though.

There's an instinct to dismiss Wales but they've been good.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby dropkick » August 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm

johng wrote:Ah lads. Come on. Nh team on top rather than NZ. How bad is that? First time for the Welsh too.

Ok. So they haven't beaten NZ 66 years. Let them have their day in the sun.



Between the world cup vote, Heineken cup breakup, moaning about the pro14, looking to join up with English clubs and playing a style of rugby that's hard on the eye, I can't say I'm too happy for them.


At least NZ being top ranked was a victory for attacking rugby.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby TerenureJim » September 7th, 2019, 6:33 pm

So Joe Schmidt leaves these shores having taken us to world number 1
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby Oldschool » September 7th, 2019, 9:11 pm

TerenureJim wrote:So Joe Schmidt leaves these shores having taken us to world number 1

Long may it last!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
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Re: IRB World Rankings

Postby sunshiner1 » September 9th, 2019, 10:05 am

by TerenureJim

So Joe Schmidt leaves these shores having taken us to world number 1


Well earned!
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