MrDominator wrote:So have we worked out which of the Home Unions shafted the Irish in the first round of voting yet?
England, Wales, and Scotland had three votes apiece, but Ireland only got 8 votes. The RFU apparently voted for the Irish in the first round and then the French in the second, which leaves the Scots and Welsh as the potential Judases.
My money is on the Welsh.
Gerry Thornley, reporting from London, seems very confident that the Irish votes came from England, North America's regional vote, USA, Canada and 1 unknown minnow.
The minnow voting patterns will tell a tale alright ...... its likely that some such as Wales, tried to pick up some crumbs from South Africa or France, which will likely come out in the wash.
Its always going to be a problem when you have smaller, insecure, jealous, relatively insignificant unions, sensing an opportunity to throw their puny weight around at the big boys table.