Originally posted by huckleberryhound
The idea is that Argentina be added to the 6 nations, it has been bandied about because most of the Argentinian team are based in Spain (so they said), and they are a worthy side in need of a few decent games....Good idea, or Bad idea ?
Oh yeah, this isn't a dig at Englands performance at the weekend, this is a serious debate that is going on in the Rugby union world right now.
I think Argentina should first put their house in order before trying to get into more internationals. The fact that most of their players are based in Spain tells me that there must be "problems" with their local leagues. Maybe their players just get paid better in Europe?
Maybe they should rather try to get into the super 12 competition, to be able to build up a bit more depth in their rugby first, and it makes sense then to move on to the 3 nations.
South Africa have the same problem with our soccer. We have a lot of players playing in the European leagues, and allthough it must be very good experience for them, and i'm sure they learn a lot, the top players stays the top players, which isn't neccesarily a good thing.