Talk:List of international rugby union teams

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Shouldnt this be List of national rugby union teams ? Cvene64 08:19, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Names / Nicknames[edit]

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In The rugby union nations section, it says what the different teams are nicknamed. I disagree; the teams, or at least mny of them, are named whatever name is relevant. eg, The Australian Rugby Team are called the wallabies, not nicknamed. √αʑʑρεɾ 03:01, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you look on the front of match programmes it says "Wales v. Australia", not "Dragons v. Wallabies". They're official nicknames, but they are nicknames... GWO

This needs to be sorted one way or another. Jazzper is right - some of these are names more than nicknames. The All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies, for example, are essentially brand names, while I've never heard anyone refer to the Welsh national team as the Dragons [or to the Japanese as the Cherry Blossoms etc]. The WRU presumably agreed with me when they named one of their regional teams the Dragons. I'll wait for others' input - if nobody objects, 'the Dragons' is getting binned.


Removed Dragons, as I don't know one person who uses it, and removed 'nicknamed' from the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies.Hippo43 12:09, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Somebody reinstated "nicknamed" for The All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies, added back Dragons, and introduced what look like "made-up" nicknames for England and Scotland. I've reverted the changes. Jimmy Pitt (talk) 15:31, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Further edits[edit]

I´ve edited the lists of known international teams. Many were simply shifted from one list to another, for example I listed non-IRB members to ´Others´, and deleted others for whom there is no evidence to support the existence of a national team (e.g. Turkey), one (Turkmenistan) even lacks evidence of rugby at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:52, 7 May 2010 (UTC)