@Jaguares4real said in TRC: Pumas v All Blacks:
You're having a laugh comparing Pumas to ABs in any way re. travel especially if you include Super Rugby which you have to extract any meaningful points
Look, stick to one competition. I don't compare the ABs travel to include Super Rugby, because they don't play in Super Rugby.
ABs and Pumas have similar travel in the Championship. Which is what this thread is about.
If you want to talk about the Jaguares, in a thread about the Pumas, then the worst travel itinerary is the Sunwolves.
One has 5 pro club established for over 20 years which gives ABs a player pool of 150+ players to choose from
Other has 1 pro club side in their 4th season giving Pumas about 35 players to choose from
Nothing to do with travel.
The Pumas used to pick a team with no pro club sides. Their pool includes a substantial number playing in Europe.
One has their club sides play 80-85% of their games in good times Other has 50% of their games in another continent and multiple timeszones behind Nearest "derby match" is 10,000 km away
TRC format favours NZ & AUS big time 3 of 4 games at home to start the comp every year
Like this year, you mean? Travel hasn't yet started for the Pumas and you're already using it as an excuse. NZ and Australia simply cannot have "3 of 4" home big games at the start of the competition. And for every home game at the start they have an away game at the end.
You make it sound like NZ gets more home games than the Pumas.
EOYT are 4 games and a chance to rotate for NZ especially mickey mouse sides like Italy
You do know we play France, England, Ireland etc, don't you? We get maybe one lightweight in our NH tours.
Italy is "mickey mouse" to us, because the All Blacks are very good. They aren't mickey mouse to the Pumas though.
Because the ABs make light work of travelling halfway round the world, changing 12 hours, and then whip other sides doesn't mean they haven't travelled. It just means they are very good at doing it.
TBH in the TRC Los Pumas have generally played better away from him than in BA Mendoza Salta etc. over the last 5 years
Yeah, but not outside Argentina. That's where the real problem lies. Very little to do with travel.