Posts Tagged "Western Force"

The Western Force will consider launching a new rugby union competition in Asia if they can’t win their way back into Super Rugby ranks.

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Never before has a decision split Australian rugby so tragically.

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The Australian Rugby Union’s attempt to save $6 million a year could end up bankrupting them after the Western Australian government threatened to sue the rugby governing body for more than $100 million.

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The Force roars!

By , 21 Aug 2017

Some 8000 people packed out Rugby WA headquarters on Sunday morning to support the Western Force and vent their anger.

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An estimated 10,000 Western Force fans have rallied in Perth against the Super Rugby club’s axing by the Australian Rugby Union.

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NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has vowed to try and strike while the iron is hot in Perth following the closure of Super Rugby’s Western Force.

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With Wallabies halfback Will Genia locked in for the next two Super Rugby seasons, the Melbourne Rebels are stepping up the hunt for a new coach.

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The force appears to have deserted Australian rugby.

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While they have provided some valid arguments, the ARU missed a fundamental aspect of why the Western Force needs to stay in the Super Rugby comp.

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I sat back and watched the debacle that was the ARU fumbling their way through a supposedly ‘fair’ process of culling a Super Rugby team, the biased outcome of which has seen my team, the Western Force, given their marching orders.

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Sorrows have been drowned and the tear-stained pillow has been put in the wash. What happens next?

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Shocked Western Force stars say the players are sticking tight and believe the fight to save their Super Rugby team is not over.

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Western Force coach Dave Wessels says some of his players were reduced to tears following the ARU’s decision to axe the franchise, but he’s urging them not to jump ship just yet.

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In any bereavement situation, there are stages of shock, grief, anger, acceptance and recovery.

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Those of us on the east coast of Australia are familiar with regular expressions of dissatisfaction coming from Western Australia, mainly about tax revenue allocation West Australian think unfairly favours the eastern states.

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So the Force were about to be axed so Andrew Forrest steps forward, now they have been axed, what next?

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Finally a decision about Super Rugby has been made.

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Rugby union in Western Australia has been abandoned by its supposed parent union, which must now be known as Eastern Rugby Union.

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Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says he will have no qualms about taking the ARU through a costly legal battle, saying the governing body is famous for “bleeding money”.

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Let’s be clear: the ARU was always going to make the wrong decision. This is sadly not a surprise, but it demonstrates the lack of vision and courage that exists within the ARU.

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