We’ve been suffering from post-Lions depression here at The Rugby Blog. An epic series, and one that we should have won, and now there is nothing until September.
That’s not strictly true though. The Tri-Nations begins this weekend, with New Zealand, Australia and South Africa playing each other again and again and again for weeks on end.
Last year’s tournament, plagued by the now-defunct ELVs, was one of the worst episodes of International Rugby I’ve ever seen. The event seemed to last for an eternity, so that by the end of it, most people seemed to lose interest in the outcome.
Given that the tournament refuses to let anyone else join the party, maintaining its three team format, the fact that it lasts for two months is frankly ludicrous. The last game is on the 19th September, and fortunately by then we’ll have the Guinness Premiership and Magners League to be excited about.
What do you think about the Tri-Nations? Am I just a bit grumpy because we lost the Lions?
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