No disrespect intended – the opposite in fact.
World no 1 versus no 20. We just wonder if there may be a better way of helping to develop rugby in Namibia ?
NZL has double the population and 12 times the rugby playing pool to draw on. The only similarity is in Arable land mass at around 1 – 2 % each. 65% of Namibian territory, however, is tropical, compared to 0% in NZL, in a sport that is better suited to temperate climates. See table below.
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|GDP per Capita (USD 2005)||28258,1||4288,6|
|Arable land %||1,8||1,0|
|Affiliated players / total population %||3,39%||0,53%|
|Sources: World Bank, World Rugby, own calculations|