Thursday, September 27, 2007


Minnows facing cull for 2011 Cup

"The current Rugby World Cup is likely to be the last featuring 20 countries, BBC Wales Sport can reveal.

An investigation for the Sport Wales TV show has learnt of plans to cut the tournament to 16 teams, with a second level tournament for so-called minnows."

The form of the smaller nations and the support they've recieved has been the best thing about this tournament so far.

Why would you want to lose that? What is it with the upper echelons of rugby trying to ring fence their own positions. You'd think a game that was amateur until so recently would be in touch with it's grass roots not trying to concrete over them

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