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David @ Tokyo

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"World Champion" English Rugby team

Honestly, has there ever been such a crap "world champion" team in *any* sport in history *ever*?

The English rugby team were annihilated *again* last night, this time by Australia (which makes it even funnier).

At least they managed to score some try's this time I guess, but
51-15??? I wonder if Sir Clive had any more insightful thoughts after
the match, like his "we are still better than the All Blacks" crap after they lost 2 tests at an aggregate score of 72-15...

Here are the latest IRB World Rankings
Somewhat amusingly, the Zurich Rankings (based out of England) still
have England at the top of their rankings . They were knocked off their perch earlier in the year, but somehow managed to get ahead of New Zealand again. Maybe they gave up revising the standings after England's pitiful form down under.


Yeah, it's times like now I'm wishing I wasn't English. We're shit at football, and shit at rugby right now. Oh well. Football in Japan is excellent, the support is so joyous and colourful. I want to go to a J League game some time.
At the time of the World Cup, England was genuinely the best team in the world -- nobody else could have beaten them. Sir Clive did a great job to get them to peak at the right time.

However, without their name players, England shows a definite lack of depth. Forget the down-under losses, England did not do well in the 6-nations either.

So I'd rank them about No 5 at the moment -- behind NZ, Australia, France and South Africa. They are now 'world champions' in name only -- until the next World Cup.

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