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The waratahs wear blue, and the brumbies were beaten by the blues, so clearly this was all a conspiracy by RA to white ant the rebels and force twiggy into bankruptcy.
Or something….

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

I’ll be honest, I’ve seen nothing from him to impress thus far.

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

It’s just how they are in the north. Absolutely incapable of getting over their innate sense of superiority, we’ll always be colonials to them. Even stacking everything in their favour for decades can’t win them a RWC but they’re still better than us.

'I'm a big fan': Kiss throws weight behind Club World Cup as Europe and Super Rugby agree to new tournament

It’s not just about revenue. It’s also about the NH toffs getting every advantage so they can beat the colonials and get their jollies.

'I'm a big fan': Kiss throws weight behind Club World Cup as Europe and Super Rugby agree to new tournament

Probably don’t bother playing the games then, the NH experts have decreed they’re better so we’ll just give them all a bye in the round of 16 and the SH teams can save on airfares.

'I'm a big fan': Kiss throws weight behind Club World Cup as Europe and Super Rugby agree to new tournament

Sounds like you have an almighty chip on your shoulder.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

We don’t even know who all these folk are. Of those we do know, Geoff Stooke is WA, Dick Marks is Qld, Russ Tulloch was originally from Vic. Only Paul Jonson is NSW. Seems an odd group to be pushing a NSW agenda….

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Doesn’t work that way. Read Romans 6:1 if you have time.

Brisbane rugby fan convicted for 'vile and toxic' online abuse of TMO during RWC, as WR goes troll hunting

Your original post about the NSW clubs ignores a whole lot of context and ends up being yet another cheap shot at NSW.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Pretty sure school and club numbers are well down, despite RAs fuzzy reporting.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Also depends who is paying for young Joe, there are rumours that it was a “donation”….

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

And now for something completely different…

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Aren’t they trying to do this within permitted governance? If so, can they even roll Waugh as CEO? That would be for the newly elected board, wouldn’t it.
It would also be nice if we didn’t feel the need to see a NSW-led conspiracy on every action anyone takes in Australian rugby.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Gee that’s hopelessly one sided slant on the reality of the situation at the time.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Exactly. I was hoping this article might give some answers, all it offers is a whole lot more questions.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Forgiveness comes with repentance.

Brisbane rugby fan convicted for 'vile and toxic' online abuse of TMO during RWC, as WR goes troll hunting

I would argue that the essence of Christianity is the acceptance that you are not a good person.
Which doesn’t excuse his behaviour in any way, of course.

Brisbane rugby fan convicted for 'vile and toxic' online abuse of TMO during RWC, as WR goes troll hunting

I’m not saying the Bumbies don’t produce some players, of course they do. Feel like your list is just examples of the Brumbies doing what I said they do though – taking players who grew up in the game elsewhere.
Massimo. Born in Sydney. High school in Queensland. Reds junior academy. Qld U18.
Vickerman. Born in South Africa. Moved to Australia aged 21.
Samo. Born in Fiji. Fiji U19s.
Hooper. Manly.
Hoiles. Randwick then the Tahs for 3 years before going to the Brumbies.
Ashley-Cooper. Central Coast boy.
No rule against it, but I’d love to see more talent coming through the Brumbies juniors and I’d love a system where the Brumbies were rewarded for doing that.

Brumbies make it 12 straight against Tahs as Bell hobbles off in worrying sign for Wallabies

You say that but then the guy I was replying to said that the tahs and reds had the inside running on new recruits and were deficient for not doing better with them, so which is it?
As I said above, I think there is an advantage for the tahs and reds in that young guys are more likely to take an opportunity closer to home, but it isn’t as big an advantage as some make it out to be.

Brumbies make it 12 straight against Tahs as Bell hobbles off in worrying sign for Wallabies

Problem for the reds & tahs is they are still limited by salary cap and max no of players in the squad. They have an advantage in that it is more appealing for a young guy to stay near home, but even if they do sign all the top local talent (noting that recruiting is an inexact science and many players blossom later in age), other clubs pick over the next tier of players leaving a big gap beneath the main squad. Reality is, even though they produce some players themselves, the rebels, brumbies and force do reduce depth for the reds and tahs.

Brumbies make it 12 straight against Tahs as Bell hobbles off in worrying sign for Wallabies

Nah not true. It’s biscuit in this case but it happens every day, every article. It’s dumb and it’s annoying.

Brumbies make it 12 straight against Tahs as Bell hobbles off in worrying sign for Wallabies

You’re a broken record with your shots at NSW.

Brumbies make it 12 straight against Tahs as Bell hobbles off in worrying sign for Wallabies

You mean like happens every single day? Maybe get creative and go harass the reds or brumbies.

'Went straight through us': Blues put 50 on Force as scrum issues return

It seemed like the game plan was to kick it back aimlessly every time they got it, which he and his team mates executed quite well.

'Went straight through us': Blues put 50 on Force as scrum issues return

Go for it

'Went straight through us': Blues put 50 on Force as scrum issues return

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