“In Adversity there’s humour”
Invent a game. Get the world to play it. Get the world to play it better than you. Invite the world round for a tournament... Lose!
An Englishman, Scotsman, Welshman and an Irishman… all walk into a bar – because none of them are playing in the Rugby World Cup!!! Heard this before we know.
The history of rugby union was born long before the 19th century, but the formation of the Rugby Football Union came in 1871. The code was originally known simply as “Rugby Football”.
World growth started within the British Empire, but by the end of the 19th century, rugby union had spread far and wide.
The humble beginnings of taking a new sport and sharing with the world, seems fitting that we invite the world ‘round to ours’, to enjoy a sporting festival and share new sporting records, and greatness….urm!
Not all the records are great, with research and history telling us this!
The first World Cup that England has not progressed out of the group stages. The first World Cup that any host nation have not progressed out of the group stages. The first time no Northern hemisphere team has made it to the semi-finals.
Alas the humour… not the first sporting tournament that England have somewhat underachieved…!
Lets hope the recovery starts soon and progresses quickly.