Let me be one with the earth. This is my earth, it vibrates. It’s my time, my moment. Our dominion, our supremacy will triumph and will reach the highest. Silver Fern, All Blacks! “Is the translation of the famous Haka.
New Zealand players are expected to perform their intimidating choreography against Argentina’s Los Pumas national team in what will be the debut of the national team in the VIII Rugby World Cup to be played in England, which will take place from 18 September until 31 October.The eagerly awaited euphoric season begins.
Times in which rugby experts are quintupled and where all, at least once, look at a whole match even without knowing much of the rules. But that is contagious by the claw and delivery that put players on the field.
The All Blacks are favorites to take the Webb Ellis Cup – name that receives the trophy in honor of the creator of this sport – and will seek to revalidate the tournament won on their lands in 2011, a difficult task that has yet to achieve any of the six previous champions. To reach the goal, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen included fourteen world champions 2011 in the final list of 31 players.
In addition to being crowned champions in the last edition, the All Blacks were left with the first rugby world championship disputed in 1987 in New Zealand and Australia. It is also who leads the World Rugby Ranking – formerly called IRB – since November 2009.
For the tournament that will begin in a few days, Hansen takes to its maximum figures like the opening Dan Carter, that after the world-wide one will join the French club Racing Metro by a contract of 1.3 million dollars, that is equivalent to 108,000 dollars by month, thus becoming the best paid rugby player in the world.
Also outstanding are the second line Brodie Retallick, chosen as the best player of 2014, and the wing Julian Savea that with its 1.93 m height and 108 kg, added to its great speed, is compared to the historic Jonah Lomu . To these we would have to add to the experienced Richie McCaw, who with 142 participations has the absolute record, Mealamu and Nonu.
In the maximum competition, the New Zealanders have several records: they have the largest number of converts in a match, 145 points to Japan in 1995. The most try (232) and conversions (173). Lomu holds the try record, a total of fifteen in two world appearances. All Blacks only depend on them.
Australia’s selection is another of the top candidates for the title, comes with a great deal of encouragement thanks to the Four Nations, the last tournament played before the World Cup and which snatched the All Blacks for the first time by achieving a 27-19 win in Sydney.
The Wallabies also won two world championships: the 1991 in England and the 1999 in Wales, as main venues (both on British soil).
Of the world’s top winners, perhaps one down the road is South Africa, but it is still a candidate for the World Cup. Thanks to the last triumphs of the Springboks before the world-wide they managed to enter the podium of the world-wide ranking to obtain the third position.
Finally, England will want to make its place. With a star to his credit La Rosa managed to reach the fourth place in the ranking in the last test mach before the World Cup after beating him in a fought match to Ireland. On the premises players like Dan Cole and Mike Brown stand out.
The upcoming World Cup numbers promise to be far superior to the previous seven editions. An investment of 517 million dollars is estimated in the thirteen stadiums in which the parties will be played, that are in ten English localities added to Cardiff -Gales-. As for the tickets already exhausted those of the semifinals and final with a record of 2.4 million tickets sold.
More than 500,000 fans in the UK are estimated to see their team and live the World Cup in the best way, creating more than 41,000 jobs so that everyone can spend an unforgettable stay.
To the Argentines the trip would leave more than 150,000 pesos between passage, hotel and stay. This figure would increase if Los Pumas managed to advance towards the last instances. The value of the tickets for Los Pumas vs All Blacks can range from the 195 euros to the 3.660 euros. A curious fact of the Spanish company Ticketbis.com, which is responsible for selling tickets, indicates that 56.8% of purchases are made by women, compared to 43.2% of men.
As for television, more than 20,000 hours of broadcasting are estimated in more than 205 countries on all continents, seeking to expand further in Asia, to capture interest and increase the audience with a view to the next World Cup in Japan 2019 .
All parties of the contest will be seen in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay who are waiting for the debut of their selected Los Teros.
In a year the number of fans of the Rugby World Cup increased to more than 500,000 followers in the social networks. England expects more than 3 billion dollars in profits, much of that money will impact the national GDP.