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International Teams order of preference

Post by Shan » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:33 am

What would be your order of preference of the international teams in the current Top 11(Going to 11 rather than 10 as Italy are at 11)

This is mine and I'll bet not many would have the same Top 3. :D

Ireland
France
England
Australia
Argentina
South Africa
Italy
New Zealand
Samoa
Scotland
Wales
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by BaggyTrousers » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:54 am

Damn right I wouldn't >EW

Ireland
South Africa - love the way they play, no fancy dans, hard as nails & ruthless, proper forward play.
Scotland - essentially Ulstermen, only difference is they can't play rugby
Wales - Celts, not great ones but Celts just the same
France - Formerly great to watch, but at least they have the Bretons, near as damn it to Celts
Italy - Love pizza
Australia - displaced Irish
Argentina - hate them but not as much as the following
New Zealand - Respect them hugely, don't like them
Samoa - Headhunters
Any other team
England
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by Gael » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:59 am

Ireland
Italy
Argentina
Wales
Scotland
Australia
South Africa
Samoa
France
New Zealand
England

It's easiest to pick your top nation, then work from the bottom up I think!
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by big mervyn » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:15 am

Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Italy
Samoa
Argentina
France
Australia
NewZealand
Anybody else
England
South Africa
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by ruckover » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:57 am

Ireland
South Africa
Scotland
Samoa
Italy
Argentina
France
New Zealand
Wales























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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by The Boo Radleys » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:31 am

Sorry, just can't get excited about International rugby - in the main, doesn't really matter who's playing, it becomes just 'watching rugby' rather than supporting a team when at Ravenhill. But having said that it's still:

1, Any other team vs England
2. Team playing the expansive rugby




















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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by Snipe Watson » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 am

Ireland
South Africa

whoever England are playing

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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by DirtyRucker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:00 am

Ireland
Scotland
Samoa
Italy
Argentina
South Africa
Wales
France
Australia
New Zealand
England

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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by OneMore » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:05 am

Good thread Shan.

Ireland
Argentina
Italy
Scotland
South Africa
France
Samoa
Australia
New Zealand
Wales
England

It's all very very tight at the bottom for me. Specifically the bottom 3, really not much between them.

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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by rumncoke » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:39 pm

1 England
2 Wales





when they are being beaten

3 Ireland when they're winning
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by BaggyTrousers » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:11 pm

rumncoke wrote:1 England
2 Wales





when they are being beaten

3 Ireland when they're winning
So then Rum'n, a tad fickle are we?
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by KingLuba » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Argentina/Ireland (Always had a soft spot for the Pumas)
Italy
Wales
Scotland
Samoa
South Africa
France
Australia
New Zealand
England

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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by Jackie Brown » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:28 pm

Ireland, island of birth
Scotland, family connection
South Africa, beautiful country, family connection
Anyone against England or Wales...
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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by Shan » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:07 am

Should we add Ireland XV into the mix and see where they'd feature?

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Re: International Teams order of preference

Post by BaggyTrousers » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:13 am

Good to see the ex-pat Irish from Down Under thrashing your lot Shan. The fact that the winner was with a huge forward pass that M.Poite was close enough to see but didn't bother giving a decision to Les Rosbifs was the cherry on top of the icing on the cherry cake.

SA beating Scotland will calm a few nervous Norman's like Yin who thinks the IRB rankings matter & of course France beat Argentina but I'm not sure how much that matters.

As for Ulster's victory in Limerick, it won't make much difference to Irish capped selections.

Have to say I found it offensive that the Fijian clown who led their wee dance had written "Jesus is Lord" on his shirt. Surely we can do without this nonsense. I dare say that if someone had written "God doesn't exist" there would be roars of outrage from the lunatic fringe of Christianity. :roll: I trust he will be fined, for if Tuilagi & other spides are fined for carrying inappropriate writing on their kit this SSI should be subject to similar scrutiny.

I also refer to my comments on the vile Samoans last night, again today we saw unacceptable challenges, two on Paddy Jackson, both late & without bothering to use arms, others of course happened & yet SSIs continue to have seperate laws applicable on their "tackles", a disgrace that needs to be challenged.
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