JRWC 2018 - France

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Masterji wrote:Who were the nominees for the player of the tournament and who won?


Frenchie #8 Jordan Joseph won it, other nominees were Romain Ntamack and the two English wingers, Gabriel Ibitoye and Jordan Olofowela

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Fenman wrote:
FullbackAce wrote:Well Group C turned out to be a walk in the park...

lets expand to 16 and 4 groups of 4 please. Much fairer that way.


This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact) and (b) as there are probably about six teams good enough for the main semi finals, the fact that the best runner up has a chance to qualify means that if you are grouped with NZ (say), you are not doomed to a lesser SF before the tournament even starts. I could probably add that there are likely to be multiple scores of 100+ if the teams ranked 13-16 in the world take part. 16 teams sounds fair, but is it really? It will lengthen the tournament at the end of a crowded NH season which is not desirable in any case. Feel free to argue your point further, but I can't see the authorities listening. Why change an annual tournament where a lot of players will get a second chance in their second year of eligibility? The RWC with a four year cycle is far more important to the game.


Hey look, yet another British rugby fan who is completely oblivious to the world outside of T1 rugby yet feels free to comment on it like they know shit. Multiple games of 100+ scores? Highly unlikely. Japan was quite competitive this year and they didn't exactly breeze through the JWRT last year. I'm also curious to hear how adding 4 teams would increase the length of the competition. Each team would still play 5 games, exactly the same as they do now.

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Fenman wrote:This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact)


Really? Certainly not how the Japanese played it, the guy I was there to see got two substitute appearances in the whole event and one of the kids didn’t get changed into his kit for the whole tournament......

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Bobcock wrote:
Fenman wrote:This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact)
Welcome to the South African qouta system in all youth sport tournaments.

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Bobcock wrote:
Fenman wrote:This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact)


Really? Certainly not how the Japanese played it, the guy I was there to see got two substitute appearances in the whole event and one of the kids didn’t get changed into his kit for the whole tournament......

It used to be the situation, not sure when they changed it

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Bobcock wrote:
Fenman wrote:This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact)


Really? Certainly not how the Japanese played it, the guy I was there to see got two substitute appearances in the whole event and one of the kids didn’t get changed into his kit for the whole tournament......

Japanese team is the team that rotated the least.
Seriously that is a crap way of doing things.

The French decided to keep a prop in squad after his knee injury (to be Fair they did not need to bring anyone )

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Laurent wrote:
Bobcock wrote:
Fenman wrote:This point comes up repeatedly. The tournament is in the format it is because (a) it is a development tournament (all teams must start every squad member at least once in the group stages, which is one of the rules that proves the fact)


Really? Certainly not how the Japanese played it, the guy I was there to see got two substitute appearances in the whole event and one of the kids didn’t get changed into his kit for the whole tournament......

Japanese team is the team that rotated the least.
Seriously that is a crap way of doing things.

The French decided to keep a prop in squad after his knee injury (to be Fair they did not need to bring anyone )


Not really, current format forces the promoted teams to go all out since they desperately need to retain their spot in the world cup. Japan's goal was staying in the tournament and coming back next year with more experience. It would be stupid of them to waste such an opportunity and not play their best possible lineup. I think it was a correct decision too since they came so very close in 3 games. literally a little tailwind could've won them one of those. They didn't make headlines because they got demoted but if we compare them to Fiji from last year I think they were miles better.

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