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Geoff Parkes

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Geoff is a Melbourne based sports fanatic and writer, who started contributing to The Roar in 2012, originally under the pen name Allanthus. His first book, A World in Conflict; the Global Battle For Rugby Supremacy was released in Dec 2017 to critical acclaim. For details on the book visit www.geoffparkes.com Meanwhile, his twin goals of achieving a single figure golf handicap and owning a fast racehorse remain tantalisingly out of reach.

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Absolutely Ralph. Whoever paid what to who, rugby is definitely the winner here.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

The Roar’s algorithms are very sensitive to a jock accent! 😂

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Yes, Paul. A point missed by many of the non-rugby press.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

You may have upset Blondie. After all, she’s got a heart of glass.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

As others have already explained, it isn’t unusual or noteworthy in itself that RA settled. It would have been more unusual if this had gone to court.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

The broadcast deal is the big one, Cole.
Still has a long way to play out, however.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Do you not think they can do both, Don?

Re Vunivalu, what does it matter if he comes from league? He has a rugby background. Rugby Australia competes for players in a global, professional marketplace.

Is he worth that much? Perhaps, perhaps not. Do we know what they would need to offer Morahan to come back? I suspect it wouldn’t be much different. A good player, but not an established Test player or star.

But given how Australian rugby has sought and obtained players from league right throughout the professional era, hardly grounds for asking this CEO to resign I wouldn’t have thought?

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

No worries Benn. You gave it a good lash yesterday, you were due for a breather!

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Fiduciaries. Good word for a haiku, Harry.

Or maybe not, doesn’t leave many syllables for the rest of it.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Ok, let’s broaden group no 1. to capture all of the people you want included. No problem.

Now then, tell me what’s fundamentally changed about the article?

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

LBJ, mate, all I’m doing is offering a point of view which is different to the prevailing mass media view, and explaining why. That’s all. I’m not bashing anybody.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

You won’t get much mate.
And I’ll be happy for you to clean out my shed when you’re going through my stuff.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Yes the Blues are definitely something we can all have an opinion on…

Good luck next year, all of you long-suffering chaps.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

But what if I do have Public Liability insurance, Latin? Does that ruin your argument?

I particularly enjoyed the bit where you suggest that because you didn’t know about Folau’s instagram post it was ok for RA to do nothing.

What about when he linked the bushfires with SSM the other day? Could RA have kept that one hush hush too?

That instagram post which hastened his sacking was the second occurrence. At which point he said he’d keep doing it. Which he has. That’s a different context for RA to work in than the selective world you’re dealing in.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Not quite sure how you know what’s in my mind, Brian?

If you’ve got any ideas what I’m making for dinner let me know. Cheers.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Very funny, Sage. A collector’s item no doubt! 😂

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Best to you too, CUW.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Well said Max. Anyone who works in business, sales in particular, understands win/win, yet in this matter so many people have tried to brand this as a win, and thus automatically a loss for either side.

It’s quite possible, even likely, that both parties have come out of this settlement feeling far happier than they were a week or so ago.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

“Folau’s legal team changed tack also and increased the amount sought in anticipation of the settlement.”

Blondy, do you really believe that Folau’s lawyers adding $4m to his claim because he was denied potential additional earnings capacity from being Wallabies captain, was taken seriously by Rugby Australia and their lawyers? And played a part in the final negotiated settlement?

I can assure you it wasn’t and it didn’t.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

I’m not normally one to give front rowers a wrap, but you’re bang on, Tight-Head!

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Hope your little bloke goes well, and enjoys his rugby, Kanggas.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Correct MJ, it’s about the settlement.
After which, if it makes elvis feel any better, I’m moving on too.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

I wondered how long it would be before someone dropped the “w” word…

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Whatever happens next year Paul, almost certainly it won’t be dull. It never is!

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Hi cs, and best wishes to you and your family as well.

I’ve seen that parallel drawn with Netball previously. Ultimately it’s false equivalence. Maria Folau did not post similar statements of her own on her own social media. She stood by her husband. That is most definitely not the same thing.

Imagine if it was her making the posts, and the roles of RA and Netball NZ were reversed. It’s not unreasonable to imagine that RA would have treated Israel just the same as NZ Netball treated Maria.

Why everyone got it wrong about Rugby Australia and Israel Folau