Combined Aussie/Kiwi/Sth African team to beat the Lions?

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by smasha, Nov 26, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. smasha

    smasha Club Legend

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Sep 03
    Posts:
    18,493
    Location:
    Richmond Paddock
    Why hasn't this been done?

    I reckon a team like this would fill stadiums.

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  2. AuckMel

    AuckMel Moderator

    Collingwood
    Other teams:
    NZ Warriors
    Joined:
    May 03
    Posts:
    8,691
    Location:
    Warriorville
    They'd win most games by 50 points.
  3. moto748

    moto748 Team Captain

    Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Wigan Warriors
    Joined:
    Apr 10
    Posts:
    2,023
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    They wouldn't be many Aussies in it. :p
  4. Bobby P

    Bobby P Team Captain

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    West Ham United, Raiders, Brumbies
    Joined:
    Jul 11
    Posts:
    722
    Location:
    Canberra
    True that!
  5. Mint Condition

    Mint Condition Team Captain

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Mar 03
    Posts:
    2,102
    Location:
    Sydney
    I wouldn't mind seeing that team (or even just an ANZAC team) take on the British Lions at Twickenham or the Millenium Stadium. That could be pretty incredible. They'd definitely need the home advantage for it to be a contest. Worth pointing out though that a SANZAR team wouldn't necessarily be better than any of Australia, NZ or South Africa on their own. On paper, sure but any combined team is going to have to gel and they have a lot less time together to build combinations and develop their game style.

    There's always talk of a northern vs southern hemisphere match. I guess the problem with those more arbitrary 'all star' matches is that they don't really mean anything and the fans don't care that much who wins. Entertaining though. Whenever the Barbarians have a really good line up they sell out stadiums. North vs South would be a better version of that.