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Kangaroos storm into a new era

While the post mortem of the Wallabies’ World Cup raged on, international rugby league fans were treated to a double-header in Wollongong on Friday night with the Jillaroos playing the Kiwi Ferns followed by the Kangaroos playing the Kiwis.

I read your article, just made an honest mistake, and you chose to belittle and your echo chamber piled on me instead of either ignoring me or kindly correcting me, and you wonder why Union is losing fans in the thousands, because you as media alienate instead of educate.

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

Thank you Pinetree.

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

Someone reading your article and interacting with it (albeit carelessly and perhaps a touch foolishly) without being insulting or denigrating is infuriatingly annoying? And if my ignorance is so infuriating couldn’t you have just ignored instead trying to denigrate me ?

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

I’m suitably belittled, not sure what else I can do for you Brett,

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

No I mean invite the media.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

I read your article, acknowledged I was wrong and have since apologised and you’re still giving me a beat down, I apologise again and will no longer interact with you in the future.

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

It was 530 in the morning and I was unsure if this years agreement covered the new model, clearly I didn’t read it correctly, but anyway all the Union lads got to pile on so I hope that gave them some entertainment.

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

Wow bet that feels great. I was just seeking clarification, thanks for that. I was unsure if the 2020 deal covered it and was just thought I’d ask. And I apologise for misunderstanding, I have reread and now see there is no deal in place.

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

So does Rugby Australia have a broadcast deal in place for the Super Rugby AU competition?

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

The media are starving for stories but Rugby give them none, they craft their message through Rugby.com.au which only die hards look at. They need to invite the media to training sessions and show the public the stories unfolding.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

World Rugby aren’t exactly fans of the Six Nations are they? The 6 Nations must erode some of their influence with all of their money and exposure.

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

Scrap the Giteau Law and get our players playing in World Class competitions where winning means something.

The Wrap: Giteau’s Law must survive, but with a twist

And therein lies the problem Mug, individual clubs and Unions tend to always blame someone else, it’s SANZAAR’s fault or RA’s fault or the bloke down the street’s fault. Year on year the empty seats are there and no one is owning it, this is something that the individual clubs can fix.
Instead they just pretend it isn’t happening and anyone who comments on it is a negative death rider.

The Wrap: Giteau’s Law must survive, but with a twist

I miss watching live sports in the mornings.

The importance of morning rugby: Why the NRL needs to push UK advertising

I strongly disagree it’s artificial, it’s the most authentic rivalry in Australia- go back to where you are from and rip in. Yeah it’s had a few anomalies over the years but that’s they’re the exceptions that prove the rules generally work.
And everyone from those places know that those teams represent them, the Blues represent all over NSW, the Waratahs are just a holding pen for future Wallabies .

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

I think you are drawing a long bow saying it’s a 5 state game, a huge major of the best players come from the NSW/ACT and QLD with a few others from the Pacific Islands.
Not going to argue League is Olly strong in 2 states but at least they own it. The Bledisloe rated fat fat lower than the Origin so not sure it’s on equal footing in Australia anymore.
Union is broken and broke it needs to fill stadiums and an Origin isn’t a bad place to start.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

I went to a Rugby game at AAMI Park this year and it was pretty sad to see, I’m not doubting there is presence at grassroots level but it’s not pushing through to the professional game, any Origin concept can’t involve Victoria in my opinion there was next to no passion at the game I was at.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

Not sure what’s happened to the Brumbies though?
They used to be the pride of Aussie Rugby, now they’re in the Raiders shadow.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

You could be right, but I’m guessing that Union has lost a number of fans over the last decade or so and some evidence suggests they have lost some of these fans to League, so maybe this could begin to reverse that trend?

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

I’m not making this an argument, I’ve said repeatedly I think Union should do an Origin, it would work well.
I’m just pointing out some of your comments come across as a little bit superior, you can talk about Origin without having swipes at League.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

It certainly comes across that way.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

Yeah Origins strength is to the detriment of the Kangaroos, and Unions Wallabies over all else approach has been to the detriment of Super Rugby, I guess it’s the nature of the beast.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

This comment absolutely drips with contempt for League.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

Yeah but I think- and this is only my opinion- that Super Rugby has little to no tribalism, look at when the Reds play the Waratahs, same States, same colours, same stadiums yet the passion and interest is well short of Origin level.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?

That would be good, but that’s another tournament altogether not State of Origin.

What would a rugby State of Origin look like?