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Rogerioandrade said:
think-man said:

It would be nice if Brazil were more into rugby, then Argentina would have someone close to home that they could play.

Yeah... this is a huge country with lots of potential in this sport - it wouldn´t be hard to get huge crowds of fans if advertised properly... but there´s a lot of strange things in our sposts media & culture here. People normally see sports more like hobbies or simple pastimes than professional entertainment.

Another sport that is huge in NZ and could be big here is netball. Argentina also already have a national netball team but there´s no one to compete with them in this subcontinent.

So do you live in Brazil or Argentina? Because I know in some parts of Argentina there are a decent amount of Rugby followers. 



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think-man said:
Rogerioandrade said:

Yeah... this is a huge country with lots of potential in this sport - it wouldn´t be hard to get huge crowds of fans if advertised properly... but there´s a lot of strange things in our sposts media & culture here. People normally see sports more like hobbies or simple pastimes than professional entertainment.

Another sport that is huge in NZ and could be big here is netball. Argentina also already have a national netball team but there´s no one to compete with them in this subcontinent.

So do you live in Brazil or Argentina? Because I know in some parts of Argentina there are a decent amount of Rugby followers. 

I live in  Brazil. We have some teams and a national championship, but in Argentina, support for rugby is definetely much bigger, they have a lot of pride for their team.

Rugby is still sort of a niche sport here. Our Rugby7 women´s team has caught some media attention, due to the olympics last year, but only briefly. 



think-man said:
Oh and don't forget that Fiji, USA and Tonga have all qualified now.

hmm, with England, France & Argentina... RIP USA and Tonga.

Fiji's chances seem very slim as well. Australia/Wales should be the top 2 in their pool easily. Even finishing 3rd above Georgia will be a hard task for them, let alone progressing!



Easy draw for Ireland