21 Mar 2007

Portugal v Uruguay Second Leg

With the second leg of the play off between Portugal and Uruguay approaching fast (March 24th to be exact), it appears that the interest in rugby is coming alive in both countries.

The Portuguese government has increased funding for the sport, and is building of new facilities for rugby inside the national stadium and with Portugal the most likely to qualify (they won the first leg 12-5) the increased interest in the national team is likely to improve the long term popularity of the sport.

And that surely is the point of holding a World Cup rugby tournament at all.



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