Twitter reacts to the axing of the Western Force

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    The Australian Rugby Union has finally swung the axe after months of administrative limbo for fans and teams alike, with the Western Force being cut from Super Rugby effective immediately.

    While there’s a sense of relief over the ordeal reaching a climax, there is still a long, long way to go before the dust settles.

    The Force has already confirmed legal proceedings in an effort to survive.

    Former Western Force and Wallaby legend Nathan Sharpe slammed the decision:

    Other player’s also joined in on the conversation:

    The rugby community had plenty to say on the decision bringing their thoughts to the table through Twitter.

    The responses have ranged across all extremes, but the overwhelming passion of the fans have portrayed a sense of disappointment that not only the wrong side was pinned, but the ARU itself is out of sorts.

    Some going as far as planting the ARU with a new award, and others suggesting the recent dilemma of the government could help solve the issue.

    And in true internet fashion, it was turned into a glorious Simpsons meme…

    The situation looks to be headed towards a messy battle and the rugby community will continue to rally behind the Force in the coming weeks.

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    The Crowd Says (8)

    • Roar Guru

      August 11th 2017 @ 5:41pm
      pformagg said | August 11th 2017 @ 5:41pm | ! Report

      I loved Heath Tessman’s tweet: Cowards

    • August 11th 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Bill larkin said | August 11th 2017 @ 8:07pm | ! Report

      The right decision. Economics trumps emotion every day of the week.

      • August 11th 2017 @ 8:26pm
        Rhys Bosley said | August 11th 2017 @ 8:26pm | ! Report

        Wrong, the currency of professional sport is emotion and the Force gaps plenty of it.

        • August 11th 2017 @ 11:55pm
          matt jones said | August 11th 2017 @ 11:55pm | ! Report

          no they dont

          * 2006 – 14th (1 win, 2 draws, 10 losses)
          * 2007 – 7th (6-1-6)
          * 2008 – 8th (7-0-6)
          * 2009 – 8th (6-1-6)
          * 2010 – 13th (4-0-9)
          * 2011 – 12th (5-2-9)
          * 2012 – 14th (3-0-13)
          * 2013 – 13th (4-1-11)
          * 2014 – 8th (9-0-7)
          * 2015 – 15th (3-0-13)
          * 2016 – 16th (2-0-13)
          * 2017 – 12th (6-0-9)

          • Roar Pro

            August 12th 2017 @ 12:56am
            robel said | August 12th 2017 @ 12:56am | ! Report

            With 2/3s the paying power of the other Aust sides, not unexpected to lose 2/3rds more games than the other Aust sides.
            How about you open your eyes parasite.

          • August 13th 2017 @ 12:17am
            In Brief said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:17am | ! Report

            How many wallabies did you say this year? Was it 7? What about junior numbers? Third in the country? And fastest growing participation? Did you miss that? Oh, and they came second in the Australian conference this year, with the same number of wins as the Brumbies.. and they have the backing of a community which HAS put its money where its mouth is through the own the Force campaign, as well as one of Australia’s richest men.. now what was that horse merde you were feeding us again?

    • August 12th 2017 @ 1:08pm
      TT said | August 12th 2017 @ 1:08pm | ! Report

      Agree Robel…

      Western Force was always set up to fail from day 1 by those muppets at the EARU with player dispensations to dud coaches for most of it’s history…

      Blind Freddy can see that all the work done by the rugby community via schoolboy/club rugby out west are finally starting to reap the benefit’s of their toil coupled with finally getting a decent coach to lead the Force to play a brand of rugby that has got the whole community behind them. All this in spite of being handicapped by the Sydney Centric EARU and not because of them.


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    • August 12th 2017 @ 1:08pm
      TT said | August 12th 2017 @ 1:08pm | ! Report

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