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Because the rugby public will get a choice of who is on the board and what direction they are taking the game rather than self appointed ex players that clearly dont seem to be able to take action to stem the current slide apart from changing the Wallabies coaching team. Many big and difficult decisions are going to have to be made to save rugby union. Some of the current board are too close to each other and their state unions to be able to make the right calls. Also no vision or plan from them . NRL is making huge inroads currently. Everyone 1 in 2 rugby fans I speak to are starting to watch NRL . I am sure others are seeing the same and when gone they wont be back. This is an emergency situation and RA seem to be frozen at the wheel.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Its not going to go away. The current RA board doesn’t represent the bedrock of the Aus Rugby Community-Paid registered club players and SR Paid members. If it did we wouldn’t be having these boardroom challenges and criticisms of RA. Return the voting to the people that pay for it and move SR to a PE model with 3 teams in the biggest markets only-NSW ,QLD and WA. Once things are running well again then look at expansion to maybe Victoria and South Australia. This is how we get these ex-players and state union bozos out of the building and start moving forward and building Rugby Union again.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Because we have too many teams and are exporting our players to ACT, Vic and WA. Your parochialism is killing rugby because you cant think with your head.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

No I think you do.Check again.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

looks like you need some of the minors to win the vote. Possibly South Australia. An opportunity to move one of the existing SR teams there to service a bigger market that does not have an NRL team to compete against.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Looking at the Crusaders bench this is not going to end well for the Tahs. If the crusaders get away early on the scoreboard this could be a big blowout score. Heaven put it in last week and will need to do it again but not much around him to help and weak bench in the forwards. But suppose it doesn’t matter as Coleman gets a free pass to stay on. Waratahs-only pro sport team in the world where you can keep losing and remain as coach. What message does this send to the team?

Super Rugby teams round 8: Tahs drop Marky Mark, Kellaway returns for Rebels, HMP replaces Lynagh

Let hope so Charlie then we can at last fix this mess. I hope Murdoch and Twiggy are bank rolling them as well. I’d say if they dont get control ,rugby union will split in two.Its happening because the current RA board does not represent the majority of the rugby community in this country or their views. Nothing has changed apart from the Wallaby coaching staff.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Paid up SR club members and Registered Club Players. The money they contribute pays the wages of that board Why shouldn’t they get a say? The alternative -keep it behind closed doors and let state politics continue to run professional rugby into the ground. Why would any true supporter of rugby union want that?

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Thats called socialism. Control the people and dont let them have a say. What a load of bollocks.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Mate no point continuing this discussion with ignorant people like yourself. Enjoy your rugby while you still can. There are people who understand the problem and know how to fix it then there are people like you and the current RA board who have done nothing to look at fixing the key structural issues and contributed nothing to keeping rugby union alive. More interested in petty state politics and ego than fixing the game.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

The Tahs might be lucky to get 5k tomorrow night v Crusaders. Alarm bells should be ringing at RA but probably not. Magic Joe will fix it all and get the Wallabies winning every game and everyone will return to watching SR again.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

How you going to sell the TV rights for that? No TV channel going to buy it then its a dead duck. Like or not and its harsh. Professional sport is a business not a government funded charity. You have to make the biggest stronger first then go back and help the smaller states. There is not enough funds to go around.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

CEC-The Brums are going down mate. The people of Canberra no longer watching SR. Accept it. They need to move them to a new market and seek PE if they are to survive.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

All SR season ticket holders should get to vote on the board members as should all registered club rugby players in Australia. We pay the RA Board wages.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

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COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

CS-You might find out soon. Maybe the attempted friendly takeover will become a hostile takeover if they dont get their way.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Now we are getting somewhere. 😁

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Yes and its a real big problem that could bring down Professional rugby in this country due to the size of the market. Like Apple going broke. If you dont fix the structural issues then there will no professional rugby in Australia very soon.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Same old BS anti NSW rhetoric without any facts.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

No I shouldn’t be supporting them. Nothings changed. Its all talk. No visibility of anything and no say for Paid SR members and Club players. Its the same old box wrapped in a different colour. The current board have done nothing to re structure the game and have gone for the super coach card. Its all superficial.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Yeah I can see that with the Brumbies in third place but struggling to attract 2-4k to a game. The game cannot afford that luxury anymore. We need to get Qld and NSW firing again(85% of the market) first then expand. A complete reset is needed.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Thats because over 50% of club players and fans live in NSW. Without NSW you have no professional rugby. Good luck without that market. Minority states need to be put back in the box and commercial sanity is needed.

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Rocky-Agree how do we join SOARR? The bedrock of rugby union -the paid up club players and paid up SR club members have had a gutful. We own the game not Herbet , Roff and Waugh hiding behind a mystery screen. The entire board should resign ASAP.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Give the NSW bashing a break and lets try and fix this mess.

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

Ross-Its so good that you and some others are trying to save our game. The roots of state political power players have ruined rugby in this country for their own ego. The board must be removed and the constitution changed. The game must be owned by the paid members and registered players. They are the crux and the bedrock of the game. Is there anyway paid SR members or registered players can support SOARR and get behind you?

COMMENT: Australian rugby is a depressing picture - the RA board must be axed and the constitution changed

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