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Mike Miller, who is the Director of the International Rugby Board has revived the idea of including Argentina in the Tri-Nations. You really have to be English to such a preposterous proposal. In January 2004 in Auckland I attended a seminar at the IRB had already considered this perspective. The conclusion was to say that this project was not realistic. Why?
Because, if Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, it is very far from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Just the cost of travel is a deterrent.
If the Pumas team is sportingly speaking competitive rugby is not popular enough in Argentina to fill stadiums, attract sponsors and especially attract television rights in the country of football. As a result the New Zealand, Australian and South African federations, were the analysis that integrating Argentina in a tournament in the southern hemisphere was more money to lose than gain.
Pumas overwhelmingly in his contract in European clubs it was not reasonable, given the inverted seasons, thinking that the best Argentine players were left by their employers at the disposal of their Federation during the period of this tournament .
Three years later I see nothing changed in the problem. So everything suggests that the revival of the good Mike Miller fall into the water as before. However I am surprised that the International Rugby Board does not propose to include Argentina in the tournament in the northern hemisphere. Why?
80% Pumas play in Europe, allowing the organization this weekend Barbarians match-Argentina.
Belgium offers a stadium and sports facilities as host matches “at home” Pumas within 7 Nations Tournament.
7 matches with the television rights would be revised upwards. Pumas receiving in Brussels is the assurance to complete the stage: the Eurostar and Thalys provisions being British and French supporters for routing in Brussels.
Marcello Loffreda coach Pumas, clearly supports this solution.
I see only advantages to this “Yankee” option. The only risk is that the Cougars eventually apply for citizenship … Belgian!