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Who Super Rugby fans should support at the FIFA World Cup

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By Evanfinity, Evanfinity is a Roar Rookie


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    I’ve been called a lot of things in my time – a sundry, a ham-fisted lover, a glam rock apologist – but, proudly, I’ve never been dubbed a hypocrite. And I’m not keen for it to start.

    As such, I have a confession – I don’t like Aussie soccer. Never have. My attitude towards the Socceroos is of laissez-faire tolerance. I often serve it with a haughty dollop of contempt. As such, I just can’t support them and keep a clear conscience.

    So, where does a love of rugby and my World Cup FOMO intersect? Finding a new team, that’s where! I need a team that can actually win a game, one that will keep me interested until deep in the tournament. And I thought I’d start with what I know.

    Anyone else in the same position? Here are some thoughts…

    The Crusaders – Germany. You think people don’t like you because they’re jealous of success. I guess I could agree, but then we’d both be wrong. It runs much deeper than that.

    The Waratahs – England. You’ve fluked it once and you’ll keep dining out. You bill yourselves as the perpetual underachievers. However, this says more about your deluded ego than your true potential.

    The Sharks – France. They may look like a professional team, and play like a professional team, but don’t let them fool you, they could actually be a professional team. You say you’re rocks or diamonds, but you look like a crepe.

    The Hurricanes – Spain. You’ve got all the pieces – pace, skill, and some die-hard support. But, this year, something’s missing. However, I don’t have the time nor the crayons to explain it to you right now.

    The Bulls – Uruguay. Once were feared and now derided. You aspire to mediocrity. You’re often your own worst enemy. At least at least you’ll try hard to win, albeit after you’ve had a go at everything else.

    The Western Force – Italy. As my high school cricket coach would delight in saying – you’re playing an important position, it’s called left-right-out. Get over it. When life gives you lemons, you should at least say thank you.

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    • June 2nd 2018 @ 7:32am
      Rex said | June 2nd 2018 @ 7:32am | ! Report

      Australia 4-0 Czech Republic

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      June 2nd 2018 @ 11:12am
      The Neutral View From Sweden said | June 2nd 2018 @ 11:12am | ! Report

      The All Blacks – Brazil. Okay, they did not invent the game, but they certainly have adopted it and the spiritual home of the game left England a long time ago. Tops all kind of statistics and always comes to tournaments as outright favorites. But the pressure and expectations is a real beast to deal with, and when the wheels come off it sends the nation into a national trauma.

      • June 2nd 2018 @ 1:44pm
        Taylorman said | June 2nd 2018 @ 1:44pm | ! Report

        And when they win they confirm their status as the best in the spirt.. well cant speak for footballet ir Brazil, think their awards should be at the oscars. Best drama queen the most sought after.

    • June 2nd 2018 @ 11:29am
      Brian said | June 2nd 2018 @ 11:29am | ! Report

      Well done on getting such a ridiculous article published.
      Please ROAR have SOME regard for quality control. There’s only so much of obscure headlines, political correctness and running agendas a reader can take.

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        June 2nd 2018 @ 1:28pm
        Evanfinity said | June 2nd 2018 @ 1:28pm | ! Report

        Thanks for the feedback. But I can assure you that you’re boxing at shaddows there.

    • June 2nd 2018 @ 2:29pm
      Geoff Dustby said | June 2nd 2018 @ 2:29pm | ! Report

      well written article for the 5 remaining Autralian super rugby fans

    • June 2nd 2018 @ 5:28pm
      bob said | June 2nd 2018 @ 5:28pm | ! Report

      You can always tell when a World Cup is approaching when the haters come out of the woodwork to cash in.

    • June 2nd 2018 @ 7:40pm
      Evan askew said | June 2nd 2018 @ 7:40pm | ! Report

      What a pathetic article.

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