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France Wins Something By Beating England!  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

The right to host The Rugby World Cup 2007


Well done to the French  Big thumbs up

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Who won the six nations again...?  Laugh out loud

The Rugby world cup isn't important anyway  Big grin

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Really. Great. Good for them.

I am totally unenthused but good for the French rugby supporters. Have a picture:  Big thumbs up

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

It's a bit of a shame really. The England bid was technically the best by far, offering much more revenue than the French one, and also providing a good basis for rugby development around the world.

But, and its a big but, the England bid was hamstrung from the start by England's (the RFU I mean, not the team) incredibly high handed behaviour towards many of the unions around the world. They've managed to irritate most of the other Six Nations ruling bodies, as well as the southern hemisphere. Hardly something to encourage them to vote for England.

On top of that, France haven't hosted a World Cup before, so all in all it became a vote from the heart not the head, and England have only themselves to blame.

She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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