Posts Tagged "Australian Rugby Union"
The Australian Rugby Union must be running out of reasons to keep making allowances for Quade Cooper. Patience is finite.
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As a rugby union fan who has a love and passion for the game, I have never seen a year like this in Australian rugby.
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Former Federal Sports Minister Mark Arbib has delivered his findings on rugby union, so bring on the independent board and no more fiefdoms. All good stuff and necessary.
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Australian Rugby Union has today released the Arbib Review, titled Strengthening the Governance of Australian Rugby.
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Former Test coach John Connolly has called for the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to ban disgruntled playmaker Quade Cooper for 12 months for his “unforgivable” criticism of the Wallabies.
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Rugby needs to deepen and expand its cultural impact in Australia. For too long the Wallabies have been out in front while the rest of rugby labours in support.
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I had a dream last night involving a large lottery win, Brisbane Rugby and the grail. Like most nights I gave The Roar a look over before tucking myself in.
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It is hoped that the new Australian Rugby Union CEO doesn’t come from a banking background, where everything is viewed as a cost centre and the focus is almost solely on how overheads can be reduced.
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On Saturday I was going into a super market in Bondi Junction when a man who I didn’t know came up to me and asked me about John O’Neill resignation.
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On Friday Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker advised that John O’Neill was resigning. Perhaps he was pushed as his list of achievements can read more gruesome than a mortuary stocktake.
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Three main things went through my mind as I watched John O’Neill handle his shock resignation as ARU boss yesterday. Firstly, he looked and sounded tired.
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The capitulation by the Wallabies on Saturday night was nothing more than embarrassing.
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After my first post last week (a way forward for rugby in Australia), I was surprised how many people agreed with the basic concept, but a common theme in response was ‘we can’t afford it’.
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To be a fly on the wall around the Wallabies right now. Robbie Deans, John O’Neill, the ‘leadership group’ (who ever they are at the moment) and numerous other staff, players and administrators all lead interesting lives.
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There’s been so much talk of late about the stunning difference between the states of rugby on either side of the ditch.
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We all know about stats, don’t we? They are a useful guide, but we should be careful not to always treat them as absolute fact. However, the stats presented below are difficult to ignore. In fact, they are compelling.
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This week I found out just how hard the Australian Rugby Union are making it for anyone who is not a rusted-on-the-hull rugby fan to see the Wallabies.
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Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill is floating the idea of either an ANZAC or SANZAR composite side playing the British and Irish Lions in 2015.
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Australian Rugby Union chief John O’Neill has no qualms about Kurtley Beale returning to the Wallabies side despite the brilliant back having to defend an assault charge.
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After a 10-year reign at the top of the NRL, David Gallop has stepped down as CEO. Some will be sad to see him go, others will be celebrating and happy about his departure, like Phil Gould.
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