Rugby World Cup: Why following the Irish feeder system is paying off for Tier 2 nations
The countries that have shown progress at this World Cup,or in the build-up to it, share a common thread, while Japan and USA have seen a slide in fortunes
A long sigh indicated the complexity of the question. Tadhg Leader wasn’t sure where to start when asked whether World Rugby was doing enough to help Tier 2 nations in the sport.
Leader, who is from Galway and played for Connacht, is also a former USA international having played in Major League Rugby (MLR) with New England Free Jacks.
He’s seen rugby development from a Tier 1 and Tier 2 perspective and remains actively involved ...