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Crazy Horse is either one of history's greatest warriors, an interesting establishment in Paris or a slightly eccentric Rugby has-been who started in the forwards but finished his serious playing career on the wing. He is also a Motorsport tragic having held CAMS licences in Event Command, General Competition Area and Rally as well as Driving.

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Well that’s the best news Australian Rugby has received in the past five years.

Paul McLean named temporary new Rugby Australia chairman

There are two other professional squads in Australia: the Western Force and the Australian 7s.
Ian Prior, the Force Captain, should definitely considered at 9. He has a radar boot and would be a big plus to the leadership.

The 7a players won’t be available u til after the Olympics, but some of them would fit in well. “Rocket” Rod Davies, one of the fastest men in Rugby should be looked at.

Who are our best Wallabies prospects beyond 2020?

Many, including me, believe that what is really just the Argentine Test Team in a different strip has no place in a provincial competition.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Sydney people have to come to grips with the reality that the standard of Rugby outside NSW has lifted dramatically in recent years. Their local clubs just aren’t significantly better than their counterparts elsewhere.

In WA for example what was basically an excuse for a piss up has since the arrival of the Force morphed into very professional setups in many of the Premier Grade clubs. Academies, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Recovery training etc etc etc. The Future Force Program further developing the best club players who then get a chance to play NRC and beyond.

The best of the WA clubs would now be competitive anywhere in the country.

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

NSW arrogantly expected that they were so far above the rest that they could support 4 competitive teams. Didn’t work because Sydney teams just aren’t that good.

NSW Country could be competitive with work but the Sydney team is just a joke.

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

I don’t know about the rest but Tizzano is born and educated in WA playing for UWA right through from juniors to Premier Grade/

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

Perth is a migrant society. We have very large Kiwi, PI, South African, British and Irish Communities all involved in WA Rugby as are many locals.

It doesn’t matter where you were born. It’s where you play your Rugby that matters. The Haylett-Petty brothers and Richard Hardwick were born overseas but played their junior rugby in Perth. More recently Jack Hardy (Reds) and Carlo Tizzano (Waratahs), both UWA Seniors and Juniors, were born and bred in WA.

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

I guess It would be hard to meet Perth born players if you don’t frequent a local club. There are plenty.

I’m a member of a 90 year old club that has lots of Perth born players (and the father of Perth born players).

League is a non-event in Perth but Union has plenty of supporters. Indeed the major problem facing Rugby WA is not players but grounds to put them on.

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

I’m a born and bred Perth local who plays Rugby as do my State High School attending sons and many of my friends. Richard Hardwick and Jack Hardy attended the same school. However all played their Rugby in Club Rugby. Schools Rugby is not the main game in WA but very much a second tier event.

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

Shute Shield is just the local Sydney Competition. There is an equivalent in every capital city in Australia. The days of Sydney being the centre of the Rugbyverse are long gone.

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

That is what happens in Perth. All NRC players also play for their respective clubs, including the Western Force professional when not required for GRR.

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

If you cellar-dwelling Sydneysiders don’t want to be in the NRC then bugger off. It’s not as if your teams are competitive.

Just don’t wreck it for the rest of us. We love it.

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

Any competition that doesn’t include the Western third of Australia isn’t “national”.

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

Carlo is actually very versatile. He played his junior rugby at the University of WA as a devastating Out Centre where his performances got him selected for the Future Force Academy. Then the Force turned him into a 7. I just hope he gets enough game time to enable him to show what he’s got.

There are a lot more fine young players in WA.

New-look Tahs targeting Super Rugby title

Easy. Tell them to play for their clubs. It is the PSA schools that are holding them back by scheduling their matches to clash with Junior Club Rugby which is the main game in WA. The various schools’ competitions are very much second tier.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Australian rugby in 2019

I have two sons who went through life dreaming of playing for the Force and the Wallabies. They should now be playing Colts and/or Premier Grade. Instead thanks to DeClyne and his muppets they have given up on Rugby altogether and are playing other sports. Neither of them attended a single rugby game this year. They are not by any means unique.

Rugby in WA has bounced back thanks to Twiggy and Hodgo but a whole cohort of elite junior players, those who were in the upper age groups of juniors when the Force was shafted, has been lost to the playing group.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Australian rugby in 2019

Adam wins a participation award!

Code swap? Latrell Mitchell reaches out to Rugby Australia

Good riddance to the most person ever to head Australia rugby. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and take the rest of the Board with you when you go.

Cameron Clyne to step down as Rugby AU chairman next year

Another article that wrongly assumes that the problems in Sydney are national problems.

In WA schools rugby is very much second tier. Club rugby is the first tier from under 6 right through to premier grade.

Rugby has a problem with exclusivity

They don’t seem to have any beyond the gravy train.

Australian rugby needs to stand united

Why should RA run schools rugby? Juniors is job of the respective state unions.

Australian rugby needs to stand united

Sydney? That would be the city that ran stone motherless last in the NRC. The days of Sydney being the centre of the Rugbyverse are long gone.
Perth is the third-largest Rugby Community in Australia and still growing despite the efforts of the Sydney-centric Rugby [East Coast] Australia to destroy it. We’re not broke, anything but.
Global Rapid Rugby is going to shock you when all is unveiled. Here’s a hint: “no salary cap”.

Congratulations, Western Force, but there are huge problems with Australian rugby

Three words “No salary cap”.

Congratulations, Western Force, but there are huge problems with Australian rugby

IF your talking DHP he moved to Perth at a very young age and played his school and club rugby in Perth.

Congratulations, Western Force, but there are huge problems with Australian rugby

That’s a NSW problem. In WA tier 1 junior rugby is played through the clubs. My club, as do most others, has teams from under 6s right through to Premier Grade. Schools rugby is very much tier 2.

Not waving but drowning: The Michael Cheika era comes to an end