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Post by Big Dog on Sun 26 Feb 2017, 19:55

Kicked off on the weekend. No suprises in the results.
On another note, wasted talent James O'Connor has been arrested along with former All Black Ali Williams for buying Cocaine outside a French nightclub. O'Connor was booted out of the Wallabies for his drinking problems. He'd been talking about a comeback.Can't see anyone touching him now.
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Post by embee on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 01:29

I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year

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Post by Big Dog on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 05:48

embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


Does he also do stand up comedy?
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Post by Nath on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 09:51

embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


how soon until they get axed or merged with the Rebels?
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Post by taipan on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 10:10

Nath wrote:
embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


how soon until they get axed or merged with the Rebels?

The entire Super Rugby competition is an abortion and should be scrapped.
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 19:41

embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


The Farce beat the reds last night...WTF!!!
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Post by Bradman on Fri 03 Mar 2017, 00:11

FFS!
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Post by JGK on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 10:41

Reds choke massively.

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Post by Nath on Tue 14 Mar 2017, 20:42

taipan wrote:
Nath wrote:
embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


how soon until they get axed or merged with the Rebels?

The entire Super Rugby competition is an abortion and should be scrapped.

so the Rebels are more likely to get punted, rather than the Force?
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Post by Bradman on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 01:54

That would be the way to go considering the rope teams in the comp.

You could kick off an Oz tour in Perth and fly home via Japan and South America.
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Post by taipan on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 07:25

Nath wrote:
taipan wrote:
Nath wrote:
embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


how soon until they get axed or merged with the Rebels?

The entire Super Rugby competition is an abortion and should be scrapped.

so the Rebels are more likely to get punted, rather than the Force?

So, the decision is made. Which is going?

SA will lose the Kings and Cheetahs/Bulls.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 07:54

taipan wrote:
Nath wrote:
taipan wrote:
Nath wrote:
embee wrote:I umpired with a bloke from Rugby WA on Saturday

He promised the Force would be better than last year


how soon until they get axed or merged with the Rebels?

The entire Super Rugby competition is an abortion and should be scrapped.

so the Rebels are more likely to get punted, rather than the Force?

So, the decision is made. Which is going?

SA will lose the Kings and Cheetahs/Bulls.

Decision won't be made in Aust until later in the week but all indications are that it will be the Force.
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Post by taipan on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 08:11

Will still be a shit competition as NZ keep their 5 teams.

If it was up to me I would tell Sanzaar to fark of, and affliate with NH rugby.
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Post by horace on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 08:43

Hot rumour is the Tahs are for the chop, given their lack of success and that the Brumbies are in NSW. The Boer and sheep don't recognise the ACT.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 09:20

horace wrote:Hot rumour is the Tahs are for the chop, given their lack of success and that the Brumbies are in NSW. The Boer and sheep don't recognise the ACT.

It won't be the 'Tahs. They are a marquee side & the premier side in NSW. It will be between the Rebs & The Force. The Rebs are largely privately owned while the Force are struggling financially. It will be the Force.
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Post by taipan on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 09:24

Can't see it being the Waratahs.
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Post by Nath on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:15

Big Dog wrote:
horace wrote:Hot rumour is the Tahs are for the chop, given their lack of success and that the Brumbies are in NSW. The Boer and sheep don't recognise the ACT.

It won't be the 'Tahs. They are a marquee side & the premier side in NSW. It will be between the Rebs & The Force. The Rebs are largely privately owned while the Force are struggling financially. It will be the Force.

apparently the Rebels owners will sue the ARU if they get chopped, and the ARU isn't flush with funds for a legal battle.
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Post by horace on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:21

taipan wrote:Can't see it being the Waratahs.

Bit of NSR boys.
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Post by embee on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 12:58

Force take legal action to stay in Super Rugby
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Post by taipan on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:05

embee wrote:Force take legal action to stay in Super Rugby

Can see the same thing happening here. They might as well scrap the entire thing. Even with the proposed changes it is a fark up.
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Post by Nath on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 22:29

go back to Super 12s, and then an Aussie team still won't win
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Post by Bradman on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 03:08

taipan wrote:
embee wrote:Force take legal action to stay in Super Rugby

Can see the same thing happening here. They might as well scrap the entire thing. Even with the proposed changes it is a fark up.

Aye. It's been a dog's breakfast for years and the extra teams just exacerbated the matter. 3 Oz, 4 SAF and 5 Kiwii teams would more accurately reflect the strength (provincially at least) and 12 teams would allow for that ridiculous winter international situation to be better managed..

Why SAF (apart from contractual issues) don't try to put teams into both hemisphere comps is beyond me.
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Post by embee on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 05:14

from Nedlandsrugby.com.au

In normal times, our Round 3 match report would be all about how an uninspiring 14-14 premier grade draw with Soaks was all that prevented at clean sweep across the grades at the Foreshore on Saturday after wins in the colts, women’s, fourths, thirds and reserve grade.
But it was hardly a normal weekend for rugby followers in Perth. So instead, your columnist has decided to pen an insightful expose, exclusively for the Neddies faithful, into how the ARU’s so-called exhaustive process to determine which Australian Super Rugby team should be cut is a sham.
Here goes.
On Monday, the ARU revealed it had been conducting in-depth assessments of the Brumbies, Rebels and Force for quite some time in anticipation of SANZAAR’s decision to cull an Australian team, and had decided as a result of that review that the Brumbies were safe. The ARU added that a consultation period would follow with the two remaining endangered species, the Rebels and Force, to determine which team would be cut. This consultation period, the ARU articulated, would take into account a range of factors including “the future attractiveness of that market (i.e. Perth and Melbourne), the sponsors, fan engagement and high performance outcomes.”
In other words, according to the ARU – and contrary to all the media mail – no decision had actually been made to cull the Force at all. And given the criteria laid out by the ARU for its consultation with the two clubs, the Force could argue a pretty strong case for a stay of execution, particularly with the Rebels having no sponsor and reportedly on the verge of announcing a $2 million operating loss. Ouch.
But while chairman Cameron Clyne and CEO Bill Pulver have maintained their poker faces throughout, every shred of evidence suggests the ARU had already lined up the Force for the chop and tried to mitigate the fall-out with a once-over-lightly review.
Consider the following.
In today’s Sydney Morning Herald, rugby writer Georgina Robinson said she understood that senior ARU officials had given assurances to the Rebels that they were never in the firing line. That was even relayed to the Rebels players. That explains why the Rebels’ private owner Andrew Cox hit the roof on Monday when the ARU stated that the Rebels were being considered for the chop alongside the Force. It also explains why News Ltd journalists reported categorically more than a fortnight ago – including in a story syndicated on the front page of The West Australian – that a decision had already been made by the ARU to cut the Force, and not the Rebels, if SANZAAR opted for a 15-team Super competition.
Next, consider the time frame imposed for this so-called ARU consultation period – two to three days. So a maximum 72-hour timeframe imposed (including the time taken to fly to Perth and back) to gather all the facts and figures necessary to make one of the most important decision in Australian rugby history – and one which will shape the future of rugby in WA. Really? Pull the other one son….
But surely if no decision had actually been made to axe the Force, and the ARU’s consultation period was in fact a genuine, faithful and independent exercise, then WA’s representative on the ARU, Geoff Stooke, would vouch for that? Quite the opposite. In today’s Sydney Morning Herald article, Stooke revealed he was not comfortable at all with the ARU process, stating: “I sat on the (ARU) board meeting so I have some insights there and in my view I’m not totally comfortable with the process, no.” Hmmm. As they say down in Gore in the NZ’s deep south, the plot thuckuns.
After meeting with ARU officials in Perth on Monday, the RugbyWA board went much further with its public view, describing the terms of the assessment process being used by the ARU to evaluate the Force and Rebels as “inconsistent and inequitable.” You can’t help but read a bias towards the Rebels between the lines there. And as we know, RugbyWA was so alarmed at the ARU consultation process that it backed up them fighting words with a Supreme Court writ.
So where to from here? The Supreme Court writ will no doubt stall the process and leave things in limbo. Supreme Courts are also a useful forum to flush out the critical who-knew-what-and-when of disputes like these. A couple of questions RugbyWA’s lawyers might want to pose to the ARU are:
1. Which ARU official or officials gave the Rebels owner Andrew Cox assurances that the Rebels would not be cut from Super Rugby before the consultation process had even started?
2. What was it that made Geoff Stooke so uncomfortable at the critical ARU board meeting?
Finally, a Neddies wildcard to throw into the mix. Former Neddies winger turned media mogul Kerry Stokes was a strong public advocate for Perth securing a Super rugby team in the mid-2000s. One can only wonder whether KS might now be tempted to step in and help prevent what Stooke has labelled a disaster which the game in WA will never recover from.
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Post by Big Dog on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 22:22

'Tahs lose to the Kings at home. Doesnt get more pissweak than that.
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Post by taipan on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 08:13

Big Dog wrote:'Tahs lose to the Kings at home. Doesnt get more pissweak than that.

Sharks drawing at home against the Rebels runs it pretty close.
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