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Well …. yes. But happy for the other side to get close. 😉

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

Fair call Ruckin, I was only talking in the context of this article, which appears to be a very limited excerpt from a much broader discussion.

But that probably just goes to show that mostly I should just keep my uninformed trap shut.

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

You, me, car park, now!

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

Actually Train I see that as the sensible part of the decision. Rice pudding is the only way I WON’T eat rice.

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

JD you’re probably right, if you had to put money on it one way or the other you’d probably go ‘no rift’.

At most Brad says “He … wanted to make it clear that stuff that was out there is not how he feels.”

That’s not hugely illuminating. We don’t even know what “that stuff” refers to, specifically.

Anyway, anyone reading my post would rightly conclude I should find something useful to do …

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

I’d argue if NZ and Australia can create a competition that offers what the AFL and NRL offer then it is probably worth more than the NRL /AFL

I think that’s a big ask, cookie. At least in the short term, even adding the NZ audience, rugby is going to find it tough to pull that sort of money. I don’t have any marketing experience but I suspect that splitting an audience geographically like that really weakens the sponsor interest.

You’re right that the money has been and probably will continue to be mostly in test rugby, at least relative to the cost of putting it on.

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

Indeed Nick, this is a time for creativity and flexibility.

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

It has a ‘ring of truth’, Adsa, so it could even be enough to get you elected to the Senate! On the “No Shuters” ticket perhaps?

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

Yeah, but they were scary times too, puts our current crisis in perspective.

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

Good news.

Will be hard to predict form I suspect, the break has potentially thrown the deck of cards back in the air, and of course the Reds are now short of two starting locks and their best utility.

I just hope we have entertaining and basically competitive games.

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

Not even Aussie rice, Geoff?

Western Force back in the fold after accepting place in domestic Super Rugby

I would agree with you to the extent it tends to show Thorn believes is to be true.

Whether in fact any players are dissatisfied, that’s another matter.

So, on the basis of this article, I don’t think we’re much wiser either way.

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

… if it’s that one at Ballymore, I think you should be declaring that it’s only suitable for one-way traffic …

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

So do I, but in any case I don’t think it’s going to be optional for Aus rugby. Hate to be the pessimist, but …

All indications are that Foxtel (at least as we know it) is withering, they are presently giving me all channels for just a few bucks more than a Kayo subscription, just to stop me walking, and I didn’t even have to ask for it. I doubt I’m alone.

The FTA landscape is not looking very fertile either.

In Aus, NRL and AFL will soak up most of the available water, I cannot see anything more than a trickle left for minor sports that cost a lot to stage and can’t be resold to a global audience (I mean like tennis. I imagine few outside of the SR nations are interested in SR even if they could watch it).

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

– sheep, girlfriend, call them what you want 😛
– yes, apparently the problem is an unusually large number of highly motivated arsonists
– to the extent disinfectant kills the host body, that is true

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

Now come on KCOL, let’s turn this into a positive – it’s an opportunity for certain people to make up something else to suit their narrative!

Reds coach Brad Thorn says there's no rift with Izack Rodda

Yes it’s as if they asked the medicos “how can we restart tennis” and once they got the report they crossed out “tennis” and wrote in “rugby”

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

😁

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

I checked, it isn’t 1 April …
Surely the only safe way to do this is being sure that no members of the squads are infectious?

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

That’s not true, Plan B was chip kicking it out of the 22 …

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

yes, he seems to have all the self-awareness of Shane Warne …

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

a source close to X was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph
Of course it’s possibly true, but those words in themselves don’t make me inclined to believe it.

Could Folau have ended up at the Tigers?

Had a good kookaburra laugh at that one.

Could Folau have ended up at the Tigers?

Last paragraph probably nails it, Paul.

Walker suspended for street fight

Agree with you Paul. I was speculating on whether Bennett might at least have a scintilla of a moral excuse (and concluded he probably didn’t even have that).

So yeah, bottom line he should have reported it.

Walker suspended for street fight