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Australian rugby has spent 20 years now chasing sanctimonious foreign pots of gold, wishfully thinking participants will all peacefully sit round the campfire singing Kumbaya.

With co-vid likely to be part of our thinking moving forward or even in the rear view mirror, and as the snake oil salesman re-appear selling grand illusions of world domination again, rugby here may do well to remember the biggest market that will ever be available to it is Australia.

The Wrap: If rugby could turn back time…

Well then maybe a more sustainable future is not to enter into a competition that like Super Rugby has never been about whats best for Australian rugby.

Too big to fail: Why Rugby Australia must not make the same mistake again

So before we start, anyone advocating a domestic option for the game here is just hell bent on the destruction of professional rugby in Australia, nice balance.

The Wrap: Super Rugby goes up a level, as Australia and New Zealand eye each other off

Go Pheonix 😁 😁 😁

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: 27 in 28 (Part 1)

Nearly invested as you to justify no change.

Weak teams a burden in Super Rugby: All Blacks coach Ian Foster

Good, now that’s decided lets go our separate ways.

Weak teams a burden in Super Rugby: All Blacks coach Ian Foster

Not sure where this is all going, but getting rid of Super rugby is a good start.

How to fix Australian rugby, Part 3: Protecting and growing revenue

And haven’t they done so well with that pointy end 😂

The Wrap: Rugby Australia must resist being drawn into New Zealand’s spider web

Brilliant so 20 years of Super Rugby, hundreds of $millions spent and we’re pretty much the same niche status as when they were handing out oranges at half time.

The Wrap: Be patient and Super Rugby AU will stand on its own five feet

Stupid answer, it will never be sustainable under the current set-up.

Super Rugby AU: A new hope for the Waratahs?

Meaningless, how about the first game of a genuine domestic competition in this country. lets hope its the future.

Super Rugby AU: A new hope for the Waratahs?

Yes perfect solution for NZ rugby, Australia runs it national competition this year and happily then tells two teams to p__S off but hey, whatever works for you guys.

The Wrap: New Zealand rugby gets the jump on Australia, and everyone is happy!

Thanks great interview, as a Pheonix fan I know they have huge respect for this guy.

Andrew Durante on why he left the Wellington Phoenix and his future in football

You mean when SANZAAR stopped being elitist.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Well yes, the elitist approach has worked so well for the last 20 years. So said rescue plan is again world domination brilliant that’ll be easy, please forward the blueprint just make sure you cc the last half dozen die-hards left.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

It doesn’t have to be Super just needs to be ours ????

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Lets hope this is the beginning of a domestic based revival for the game here, please no more competitions where the only certainty is frequent flyer miles.
But moving forward `Super Rugby` has to go, that would be like calling the new I-Phone Kodak.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

I also heard that Newcastle have been added to the Shute Shield for this year as well.

The Penrith Emus are building a future in western Sydney

Why do so many of the proposed solutions starting with the good old KISS theory, somehow end up looking like a Rubik Cube.

The blabbering of an old rugby fan

Yes, obviously not this year. But the most important part moving forward is the ability to adapt.

The Force may face struggle this year, but unlike Super rugby its what the competition itself does to ensure there still not struggling 3 years later.

July start for an Australian domestic comp, and it can’t come a moment too soon

Or maybe do something really radical like slowly introduce a draft system.

July start for an Australian domestic comp, and it can’t come a moment too soon

Well maybe its about time we start thinking of Perth instead of a bunch of kiwi expats in designing an Australian competition, who knows maybe we can get them to start following the Reds or Force.

July start for an Australian domestic comp, and it can’t come a moment too soon

Yep just drivel,
The average Super rugby audience between 16-39 age since 2013 has recorded a 73% drop, obviously wrong its more like 65%, hell who needs a future.

My blueprint for Australia's rugby calendar

Well maybe that’s just where our game sits right now, or we can continue with those visions of grandeur, I mean surely that American or Asian conference money should start kicking in soon.

My blueprint for Australia's rugby calendar

Mate please please, lets go our separate ways.

My blueprint for Australia's rugby calendar