Posts Tagged "Western Force"

RugbyWA’s creditors have voted to exit voluntary administration and the Western Force name has been maintained after a settlement with Rugby Australia (formerly the ARU).

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It is beginning to become apparent to rugby tragics on the west coast of this fine country that the Australian rugby establishment isn’t really on the same page, so I’m testing a theory.

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The Melbourne Rebels received up to double the funding of the Western Force in the years leading up to the latter’s axing from the Super Rugby competition, a Senate hearing has heard.

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Fijian back-rower Isi Naisarani has continued the exodus from the Western Force after the Perth club was axed from Super Rugby.

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Andrew Forrest has announced his plan for the much-hyped Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship, and things are looking promising.

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Western Force coach Dave Wessels says he won’t make a decision on his future until hearing more details about Andrew Forrest’s breakaway rugby competition.

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Israel Folau says he and his Wallabies teammates have rallied around devastated Western Force players leading into their clash with South Africa in Perth.

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Former Wallaby John Welborn has welcomed the Senate inquiry into the Australian Rugby Union, saying he is disgusted by the leadership of the rugby governing body.

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A Senate committee will inquire into the future of rugby union in Australia, a day after the ARU’s victory in its fight to axe the Western Force from Super Rugby.

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The NSW Supreme Court has pretty much added the final nail the coffin of the Western Force in Super Rugby. The decision has been made and even though the ARU have been shown to be shifty in their dealings with the WARU, the courts have sided with the former.

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Australian rugby union chairman Cameron Clyne has declined to express an opinion on billionaire Andrew Forrest’s touted plan for a rebel competition.

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It’s time now for Andrew Forrest to back off with his campaign to smash the ARU over its decision to axe the Western Force from the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

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Billionaire backer Andrew Forrest has vowed to continue the Western Force’s fight with the Australian rugby union after losing an appeal to remain in the Super Rugby competition.

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Billionaire Western Force backer Andrew Forrest has said he will set up a rebel competition for the cut franchise to play in after RugbyWA’s Supreme Court appeal to stay in Super Rugby failed.

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It’s been a rough year for rugby fans in Western Australia. Having endured the Western Force’s position in the crosshairs all season, their team’s status for 2018 remains up in the air, and now there are suggestions the process to cut a team may not have been as fair and consultative as was made out.

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The Western Force should switch codes and join the NRL.

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The Australian Rugby Union should show leadership by telling governing body SANZAAR they won’t be cutting the Western Force after all.

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Last week I waved the Force flag at the Bledisloe game in Sydney. Today, I point a finger at the rugby establishment. No, not the ARU Board, but the Super Rugby club unions in the east.

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Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver is prepared to face irate Western Force fans at next week’s Wallabies Test in Perth.

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A NSW Supreme Court judge has granted the Western Force the right to appeal the Australian Rugby Union’s decision to axe the team from the Super Rugby competition.

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