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SANZAAR touring team

  • 05-08-2019 3:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre

    Considering the success of the lions tours and large interest in it, would there be an interest in a SANZAAR team made up of the best players from each country coming to the Lions nations of Ireland, wales, Scotland or England every 4 years? I’d personally love to see a SANZAAR team come on a tour in Ireland and play 3 tests against us as well as a game against Leinster, ulster, Munster and Connaught. Has the idea ever been seriously considered or is there too much scheduling problems and politics involved?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,496 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE

    No real point. The only value in the lions is its history.

    Without the history to boost interest the lions would be considered a disruptive waste that damages rugby and is senseless.

  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006

    I don't see why NZ would agree to this. Their own brand is massive and I can't see them creating a level 'above' being an All Black.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston

    Let's face it, if we starting rugby from scratch we wouldn't have the Lions. The Lions have history, that's why hey still exist in the professional era. A manufactured southern hemisphere side wouldn't have that.

    To be honest I think the Lions are probably on borrowed time anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd

    Would have loved if we had ever made the PIs into a commercial revenue generating monster for those teams.