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Aaron Chalker

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The Shute Shield comment was a bit of a low blow, more aimed at our under-performing administrators. I actually really enjoy SS games, I have fond memories of watching the 3pm Saturday games on ABC. It does a bit of a north elitism thing going though, from my distanced observation anyway. They seem to rarely miss a chance to throw away an opportunity, failing to move into Sydneys west in any significant way, kicking the Vikings out for being too successful etc. I think they do a role, as an amatuer comp rather than a semi pro fourth tier they’re trying to be. Haven’t had a chance the Hospital cup yet

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

Thanks for the comment, Maybe a post domestic comp TT/champions league, split into a Plate and Bowl like 7s. The top teams play for the Plate and bottom half play for the bowl. Definitely agree on the local derbies

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

I won’t take it personally, you’re missing some amazing writing and hilarious anecdotes (in my opinion anyway)

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

I’d call it realistic with a hint of pessimism rather than alarmist. You’re right, the brums and force played well, but based on our performances as a whole I’d say five wins, plus or minus 2, is about right, one of our teams in the top half and an all kiwi final. I also really hope I’m wrong and we turn it around, time will tell I guess

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

Thanks connor, I’m definately aiming for balance plus a bit humour

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

Thanks Leigh, some kind of champions league at the end of respective domestic comps could be an option

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

I sincerely hope your optimism trumps my pessimism Markus

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

Thanks for the great comment Butcher, it’s hard to imagine 42,000 turning out at Suncorp to watch to watch the Reds battle the Brumbies for fifth place. I also agree on drafts, but I feel something like that would be required in first year or 2 of a domestic comp – if it happened – or else the existing teams would have a massive advantage.

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

Thanks for the comment Davis, my counter argument would be that playing in Super Rugby isn’t exactly helping us win the Bled either, it seems further and further away each year tbh

Why Australian rugby should go it alone

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