Expand the Tri-Nations to include Argentina and the Pacific Islands sign now

The annual Tri-Nations rugby tournament played between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (known as SANZAR) is a poor showcase of rugby for the Southern Hemisphere. The test matches are popular but the competition itself is not. Fans of many nationalities have been vocal on various rugby forums in opposing the alterations (set for 2006-2011) of having the existing three teams play eachother three times.

The changes are negative because:
- It is regressive not progressive
- The Tri-Nations is a dull competition.
- The changes are motivated at obtaining larger profits rather than looking after the interests of the sport.
- It is greedy
- Top players from all three countries have spoken in opposition to the Tri-Nations.
- The current format and SANZARs new one to begin from 2006 are far too repetitive. This will make the tournament even less interesting.
- It will do nothing to improve the quality of rugby in the Southern Hemisphere and will further restrict tours and Internationals against other teams.
- Despite requests Argentina, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have all be excluded.
- Argentina have proven they are good enough by beating France four times in a row including in November 2004, one week after Australia were defeated by France.
- SANZAR has a false belief that fans pay to see the Tri-Nations tournament. Fans pay to see New Zealand play against South Africa and Australia, etc. The Tri-Nations is of little or no importance to the vast majority.
- The competition will do nothing to make World Cups more competitive. But if SANZAR were to expand it could directly contribute by improving the competitiveness of second tier teams (Fiji,Samoa and Tonga). nb. Argentina is a first tier country.
- The changes are not democratic and not representative to the players or the fans.

Instead of changing the format so each team plays three games please change it so it is one game versus eachother in a 5, 6 or 7 Nations format. e.g. in the form of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa + Argentina + Top Pacific team = 5 Nations. A failure to do so is detrimental to the sport and will prevent future matches against such opposition from having any competitiveness. Please take expand the Tri-Nations into new locations rather than merely adding more games to the existing three team format.

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  • 31 December 2015600. Frank H
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  • 25 December 2015599. Daniel N
    Go Pumas!!!!!!!! When I'll be dead I want my casket painted in light blue 'n white like my heart, and if we lose I've got a problem either, I'm puma's fan each day more, till I'm dead. Come on Argentina I come to see you This year Pumas the six or three w
  • 22 December 2015598. Daniel B
    The Tri Nations needs a real make over
  • 19 December 2015597. Ryan M
    I think this would be a great thing for the furture of rugby and I would also like to see Japan be introduced as well.
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    Bloody racism! LMAO!!!!!!!11
  • 24 September 2015590. Eternal I
    Argentina can beat Italy and Scotland and both of them play in the six nations.
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    change is good
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  • 27 August 2015584. Hernanls Rice
    Include Argentina in the three nations
  • 26 August 2015583. Maximo P
    please, argentina has shown in this world cup that is prepared to compete against teams of this tipe thank you for this oportunity of sending this mesage
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  • 12 August 2015580. Lelio Laf
    I'm Italian but I think that Argentina deserves more than Italy to play in high rated tournaments. Please for the good of rugby allow them to play tri nations.
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  • 10 August 2015578. Marianela L
    I think that after the great demostration that the pumas gave to all rugby public, not only in the world cup, but also in the latest years, This team has shown that they merit to participate in the 3 Nations
  • 07 August 2015577. Labollita C
    6 Nations SOUTH Hemisphere NOW!!!
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