Rugby Union Rankings (1871-2017)

Discussion in 'Rugby & Aussie Rules' started by Abram Jones, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Abram Jones

    Abram Jones Member

    Jun 18, 2016
    Wisconsin (WI)
    These are wealth and population adjusted rankings which give a better representation of true skill than normal rankings and tournament results. In the future I'll be adding different eras because some countries will seem overrated or underrated in the All Time section. For example England, France, etc. are quite low in All Time because of their relative poor performance at certain points in history (keep in mind this is an issue of the relative perspective of the rankings, not the actual ratings themselves). However, if a "contemporary decades" era were to be viewed countries like England and France would rank quite high.


    The only really bad result I had with these rankings is Romania being overrated during the Cold War era due to facing very easy competition almost continuously. Their true abilities were rarely tested by major rugby powers, which is quite unfortunate. Italy is having a similar and much less severe problem in the rankings, but in the opposite direction (they are underrated at times).
  2. Ken Mullens

    Ken Mullens New Member

    Nov 10, 2019
    in womens rugby:
    Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate and admire the skill, talent and coordination that the women who play for their country show in rugby union, BUT ... it's currently too violent and it breaks the fragile ones completely

    if we split the women's game into two separate sports, one for the pretty ones, the lookers, delicate and graceful, elegant and womanly, well worth watching in so many ways, and one for the big monster brutes with bad teeth and vicious looking warrior physiques... only playing among themselves ...

    This way, different kinds of people could tune into different kinds of experiences ... or you keep it as it currently is: all the pretty ones get mauled, smashed up, wrecked for life, their face turned inside out, completely broken and bloodied in the first 15 mins of the game by the big ugly brutes, thus making the last few spectators there would have been all leave in disgust ... why can't we have a better new sport in which the pretty girls take down a team of men who are only allowed to offer themselves up in the hope of maybe getting a compliance point for their troubles ? This would be way better, as the cute ones would survive and win, and we spectators would enjoy the nasty maulings so much more !!!

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