For those of us hoping the way in which the emerging nations have performed at this World Cup will make a difference in the years between this tournament and the next one in 2019, if the analysis of Jebb Sinclair, Canada’s back-row forward proves accurate. One of many individual players whose sporting careers have been transformed by representing a Tier Two side on the international stage, he is now playing for London Irish in the English Premiership. However, he believes his national side and others at the same level continue to be ill-served by the sport as a whole. “Four years ago in New Zealand it was exactly the same argument but nothing has changed,” he told the BBC website. “Everyone went on a campaign after the 2011 World Cup and were tweeting and writing articles about it, but once again it all faded away.” His side having failed to register a win at this tournament he expressed the hope that there will be an improvement in their fixture list in the next few seasons. “We played Scotland two summers ago and Ireland before that, but that was during a British Lions tour when they weren’t at full strength. If we get two or three of those games a year you would notice drastic improvements,” he reckoned.