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New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup ''twice'' in the past 25 years? Amazing accomplishment for a Third World backwater.  Perhaps the list in mainspace is a little too Anglo-centric. [[User:RobSmith|Rob Smith]] 18:10, 28 January 2012 (EST)
 
New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup ''twice'' in the past 25 years? Amazing accomplishment for a Third World backwater.  Perhaps the list in mainspace is a little too Anglo-centric. [[User:RobSmith|Rob Smith]] 18:10, 28 January 2012 (EST)
 
:Anglo-centric? I haven't heard that word outside of a humanities classroom at a university in a long time. [[User:RachelW|RachelW]] 19:11, 28 January 2012 (EST)
 
:Anglo-centric? I haven't heard that word outside of a humanities classroom at a university in a long time. [[User:RachelW|RachelW]] 19:11, 28 January 2012 (EST)
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::Well, sure. In the 24 years cited, only seven countries are credited as champs -- all English speaking members or former members of the British Empire and Commonwealth of nations. Didn't any non-English speaking members of the British Empire win, or other Third World countries besides New Zealand?  [[User:RobSmith|Rob Smith]] 19:15, 28 January 2012 (EST)

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Superbowl comparison

Just to clarify, I think the Superbowl comparison is inaccurate due to fact that "Superbowl" essentially describes one game at the end of an annual national tournament, whereas "Rugby World Cup" is the name for this four-yearly international tournament as a whole. Perhaps a better example would be to compare it to the soccer world cup. Your decision of course, but why is this so important? WilcoxD 19:44, 23 January 2012 (EST)

Ask this guy. ScottDG 19:47, 23 January 2012 (EST)
It is a reasonable comparison perhaps, but I should like to hear a reason for its inclusion contained within the article. We could just as easily compare it to the soccer WC or the cricket WC or the world series etc. I would like to hear why the superbowl in particular is the prefered comparison. (And I don't care at all that NFL is related to rugby in its infancy) --DamianJohn 17:48, 28 January 2012 (EST)
What sort of TV viewship ratings does the World Cup average in comparison to the Superbowl? how much does a 30 second ad spot cost in comparison to the Superbowl? Rob Smith 18:07, 28 January 2012 (EST)

New Zealand

New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup twice in the past 25 years? Amazing accomplishment for a Third World backwater. Perhaps the list in mainspace is a little too Anglo-centric. Rob Smith 18:10, 28 January 2012 (EST)

Anglo-centric? I haven't heard that word outside of a humanities classroom at a university in a long time. RachelW 19:11, 28 January 2012 (EST)
Well, sure. In the 24 years cited, only seven countries are credited as champs -- all English speaking members or former members of the British Empire and Commonwealth of nations. Didn't any non-English speaking members of the British Empire win, or other Third World countries besides New Zealand? Rob Smith 19:15, 28 January 2012 (EST)