Rugby minnows Georgia and Uruguay are joining forces to create their own winner takes all tournament. The newly formed ‘Duo-Nations Championship’ will boast 10 rounds of high intensity competition, and feature eye-catching match-ups such as Uruguay vs. Georgia and Georgia vs. Uruguay.
Speaking at a beer-drenched launch in downtown Tbilisi earlier, bullish Georgian Rugby Union president Dmitri Heezgotblood-Getimov dismissed suggestions that the tournament was a hasty reaction to Argentina and Italy’s recent success breaking into the Tri-Nations and Magners League, respectively.
“We admit, it is a form of protest,” he slurred. “Both unions feel most strongly that the WRU’s plan to allow its North Walian development team to billet several Canadian internationals in Colwyn Bay guest-houses is unacceptable, discriminatory and exploitative. Our sources tell us there are several very nice Travelodges further along the A55 which would be far more preferable. Poor lads…”
Insiders report the true impetus for the new league is simply to boost the international profile of the two countries. Georgians are forever tired of being associated with the place where all the fat people in America live, rather than the war-torn fatherland they call home. For Uruguayans, it is the fact that no-one can ever spell Uruguay (let alone Uruguayan).
“The arrangements is fair; after we fly on plane we respect everyones balls we have been given,” blurted a heavily jetlagged Uruguayan Rugby Union delegate. “Now we are playing with each other, no-one can accuse us of playing with ourselves.”