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Harry Jones

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Manic aggression

The global season: Who wins a contest of good intentions versus self interest?

I’m incautiously pessimistic.

The global season: Who wins a contest of good intentions versus self interest?

I think it’s 50-50 at this point. SA clubs to Europe/UK or stay in modified SR.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

PSDT would be the first to admit he really doesn’t need the money. There’s a few like him; but the main trend will still be to go north to get €.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

Biltong, all day long.

Can Rennie revive Australian rugby?

The Wallaby pack has to power up, the backs have to kick better and feature more pace, and standards have to be as high as possible. A smart 10 is a must. It’ll take more than one season to come right. Australia has an annoyingly amazing chief rival!

Can Rennie revive Australian rugby?

Fun

The best of the Rugby World Cup: Part 2

Tiresome.

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Would’ve been best paid in rugby world

Gelant swaps Bulls for Stormers

Why are hookers always the chirpiest?

A guide to the various sub-species of the forward pack

And it was corrupted worse

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

You played halfback

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

And they REALLY are stupid. Seriously. So, until we do that, NH clubs clean our closets.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

Exactly. First, they will actually hire pros—at business, not ex-players—and know how to MARKET a cool product. Second, they are smart and aggressive in actual business.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

He did play rugby. But he’s probably not interested in the Blues. Maybe the Melbourne Mavericks. Luca as a mobile 8.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

Good for him and his circle!

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

I don’t think they’ve been allowed to bid properly for SA and NZ clubs. Maybe I’m wrong about OZ.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

Australia, South Africa and New Zealand surely have enough rugby-mad tycoons to truly and finally professionalize our lovely sport, and take on the British, European and Japanese clubs. The shambolic administration of talent-rich but threadbare South African unions (they can barely be called professional franchises); the tiny scale of NZ gate and merchandising revenue; and the old blazer boy governance of Australian rugby … it is not going to bring bums back on seats to see the best play the best, because so many are gone gone gone, and they ain’t coming back.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

Very interesting and a new kind of Wrap. Well played

The Wrap: Cauliflower Club a shining light in Australian rugby

The best feature of your idea is the one country hosting the tournament. Got to cut travel …

The blabbering of an old rugby fan

Everything is in flux. Everything. So, it’s fine to run hypotheticals. But characterizing the “problem” as SA not “bringing enough” is just weird. The SH is trying to build rugby revenue streams. SA has been a payor, not a beggar, for a long time in that broader relationship.

South Africa brings a lot to Super Rugby – just not enough

Hahaha

Why Nic White should be the next Wallabies captain

I know

The siege on Castle in review

When AWJ smiles, it still looks like a grimace.

Why Nic White should be the next Wallabies captain

Good point on needing to tailor make Folau’s contract. He signed a gag deal in France, and seems fine to abide by it.

The siege on Castle in review