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reputed that Genia wants $800k and reds had to fund half of it – said they couldn’t afford it.
Surprised the ARU could find $400k though – thought they were broke and that all savings related to getting rid of the force would be directed to grass roots?

Regards
Completely disillusioned Force and Ex-Wallabies fan

Will Genia signs on with Australian rugby until 2019

And the really ironic thing is…. If the force were not around, we may never have heard of Coleman.
After all, it was cheika who decided he wasn’t good enough for the tahs in 2013 and let him leave.
What a great talent spotter that man is

Coleman commits to Force, but not lease

I’m going one step further Nick – I have Scotland topping the group, beating SA in the process – well, I AM Scottish !!!!

Rugby World Cup pool previews: Pool B

I pretty much agree with you NOS, however, it was interesting to note that McCaw made a similar reference (in his biography) to the fact that Australia stopped having beers with NZ after the game when Deans was coach.

Not sure if Cheika encourages it or not

Divided loyalties: Sportsmanship still important when the stakes are high

Not worried about Pocock’s lack of height – have you seen the length of his arms? Unnaturally long

Wallabies announce team for Bledisloe: Pocock and Hooper to start

Thanks for replying Dan.
Never knew that Morahan was a 13 – got to say that his tackeling on the wing last year wasn’t so good, so I think I’d worry if he was a 13. Now that they have bought Grant, I cant see him not playing therefore I cant see Lance playing 10, so he may get shifted out to 12 or 13, depending on where Foley wants to play Godwin.

Regarding the decent coach sentence…..afraid that I’m starting to agree.
I love the way he has pulled the Force together and 2013 was a great year, but his tactics seem to be very one dimensional – lots of forward play and positional kicking from the backs. If anyone watched Ebersohn at the Cheetahs then saw him at the force, they would think it was a different guy. I’m SURE he didn’t want to kick as much as he did but was being told by Foley

Western Force sign former Springbok Peter Grant

Interesting comment about Jono Lance Dan. If he is seriously that good, anyone got any idea why he never got any games at the Tahs and I don’t believe he was even a regular at the reds previous to that?

I ask as a Force fan who wasn’t particularly excited about Lance’s signing – but Dan may have changed my mind 🙂

Western Force sign former Springbok Peter Grant

Apologies for being pedantic Sam, but this season was the Force’s 10th season.
I know, because I got a 10 year pin for being a member from the start – was hoping for something a little more substantial 🙂

When will Super Rugby crown a new South African or Australian champion?

I really believe that a lot of the Red’s decline is due to Richard Graham.
Not only has he been in charge for 2 terrible seasons but I also think that a lot of their star players are leaving because he is still there.
Genia, Horwill and now Cooper – something is very wrong in Brisbane

Reds travel to South Africa, Quade Cooper to look at Toulon

Not a reds fan peterk but even I was screaming at the TV when he made that break in the final.against the crusaders

Reds slam Genia's new French club

Wow. So many negative comments. Thought there might be ONE reds fan who says something like “thanks for all your years of service Will, good luck in France” it seems not

Reds slam Genia's new French club

Interesting to see the kicking stats for this season so far….
Harris IS top, but not by much…
Harris – 77%
Cooper (only 1 game) – 75%
Foley – 74%,
and surprisingly
O’Connor – 43%;

No wonder my force team are struggling to win with both our regular kickers down the table;
Burton – 67%
Ebersohn – 57%

Larkham gives Wallabies a World Cup-winning angle

People at work wondering why I’m laughing so loud !!!
classic

Sports broadcast shockers: The very best (or worst) of the bunch

Fussball – I think Mister Football means that it could well be the most GEOGRPHICALLY spread out top 4″

Are we looking at a Glory vs Phoenix grand final?

I agree Gel.
As a Force fan I was extremely happy he left us.
I cant see him lasting the season now that McKenzie is unemployed

O'Connor loving overseas rugby lessons

As a Force fan, its sad to see all those ex-players listed in your team – especially that back-line….damn
Fullback – James O’Connor (Toulon)
Wings – Drew Mitchell (Toulon), Alfie Mafi (Brive),
Inside Centre – Matt Giteau (Toulon)
Flyhalf – Brock James (Clermont-Auvergne)
Halfback – Brett Sheehan (Narbonne),

Props – Kieran Longbottom (Saracens – England), Salesi Ma’afu (Northampton – England)

Reserves: Napolioni Nalaga (Clermont-Auvergne),

THE OUTSIDER: The French connection