Last Saturday was a day a rugby dream died.
When the final whistle blew in the Rugby World Cup Qualifier between Canada and Germany, the dreams of Germany’s rugby players were left in tatters.
The 29-10 loss knocked them out of contention — and out of meaningful international rugby for the foreseeable future.
Over the last decade and more, the Germans had sought to establish themselves as a significant international team. They were bankrolled by the family who made their fortune from Capri-Sun soft drinks—– to the tune of some €20m.
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