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Reports: AUS, NZ, SA, ARG Reach Agreement On 3N  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4369 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

According to wire reports and breaking news by the sports networks in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have for the first time all agreed to invite Argentina into the Tri-Nations. Furthermore, the UAR (the Argentine rugby body), has made progress to revamp it's own practices and is close to agreements both with the player's union, the IRB, and officials from the 3N to make the necessary changes and improvements to pave the way for a brand new, expanded, Four Nations of the Southern Hemisphere. The only hurdle is SANZAR's television agreement and other rugby leagues within Argentina, those two issue are still to be worked out.

More details to come soon, but needless to say, this might be a historic day not only for Argentine sport, but for the sport of rugby! It would be a huge boost to it's claim as the world's 2nd most important outdoor team sport in the world.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

No, no, no! You heard wrong. They agreed on this.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8505 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Is this just for the Tri Nations to become the Quad nations, or will the Super 14 comp be expanded as well to include Argentine teams?

User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2166 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Good news. With such regular competition against these nations, it will only be a matter of time before Argentina will reach that extra level where they regularly knock off the top nations.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

If they do join, it would be good for Argentine and Southern Hemisphere rugby. It would be nice to see a team or two in the Super 14 from Argentina first, however I know alot of their players are on contract to European clubs

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4369 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Yes, part of the discussions included a ne roster in the Super-14. That's where the hard part of negotiations with the several provincial rugby leagues in Argentina comes in, since they still act rather independently, that is a problem in creating a trully competitive team for that tournament (not that Tucuman Province can't field a good team, mind you). But such things must be hammered out before this whole thing can proceed.

The 3 nations itself would be expanded, to either four of course, or as many are suggesting 5 to include a 'Pacific Island' Oceania team.

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