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So do I! Apparently Izzy wasn’t as much of a religious kook until she pressured him into it.

England have no moral high ground over ball tampering

What was the ad about?

England have no moral high ground over ball tampering

Peter He’d be a kiwi for sure. Nobody specifically singles out Aussies for criticism like the spiteful kiwis. The chip on the shoulder and inferiority complex is off the scale with these kiwis. As an Aussie, it’s a shock to find out how much they genuinely hate us!

England have no moral high ground over ball tampering

What did Ian Chappell have to do with the underarm?

'A load of bollocks': Ian Chappell lays into the Aussies for sledging

That’s because there’s been a massive exodus of grassroots rugby fans in Sydney. They’re disillusioned with RA, and have retreated back to the grassroots Shute Shield comp.

Rugby union could be the first casualty in the war of the west

Terrence no they don’t. It’s extremely rare for an Australian government to be a single term one.

The tier system is holding back international rugby

Purdo Australian football and soccer are bigger games in Australia than rugby league. rugby union has always been in the shadow of these other sports. This is why the western force and Melbourne rebels are expensive white elephants and a waste of time: the small pool of elite aussie players is spread too thin, and none of the locals care anyway.

The tier system is holding back international rugby

Australia is a continent.

The tier system is holding back international rugby

One team was going to be dropped either way: force or rebels! Neither code of rugby is played at a meaningful level in these areas of Australia, meaning RA are funding these white elephant teams.

The tier system is holding back international rugby

The kiwis won’t be pushovers Pierro.

Dropping Head for Marsh was a mistake

Actually southern NSW is a hub of grassroots AFL.

Rugby union could be the first casualty in the war of the west

Kiwis are everywhere in Perth! I knew it would sell out in no time as soon as they announced the Bledisloe in Perth.

Rugby union could be the first casualty in the war of the west

Ex force fan are you serious? As soon as I heard that Bledisloe was in Perth, with the amount of kiwis that’ve flooded there in the past 20 years, I knew straight away it would sell out in no time! Do you seriously think Aussies would be the majority of that crowd?!

Rugby union could be the first casualty in the war of the west

The majority of that crowd would’ve been kiwis though Ex force fan. Most West Aussies don’t give a stuff about either code of rugby, and a lot don’t even know what the Bledisloe Cup is!

Rugby union could be the first casualty in the war of the west

No Lyon?!

Ditching Lehmann's pace obsession won Australia the Ashes

120 points per test series, regardless of how many tests.

Australia retain Ashes in a thriller

Exactly correct regarding the bowlers being at fault. How Cummins didn’t realise that ball at Headingley was outside leg stump boggles the mind. Can’t blame Paine for that!

Australia retain Ashes in a thriller

Exactly! I mean the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Western Bulldogs fans probably can’t barely remember their grand final successes itself, cause the overpaid celebrity singers just blew them away!

The AFL finally got grand final entertainment right

Who cares?! These stupid gimmicks like bringing in some stupid overpaid American celebrities like the superbowl does, does nothing to expand interest in the game. The game itself is the spectacle, and that spectacle is sufficient. The FA cup final doesn’t need gimmicks, the final itself is what people want to see!

NRL out-entertains the AFL yet again

Brian Yes it is. The problem is the strength of the private school system hasn’t been used. A local guy I knew shocked me: he told me he played rugby union locally in Perth. I asked why, and he explained his private school played it, and that’s how he started and enjoyed the sport. The investment in rugby should be in the grassroots/ private school system, not silly, expensive plastic franchise teams like the Force and Rebels, and white elephant comps like the NPC that nobody cares about.

How can Australian rugby protect itself from rich European clubs?

The answer is to drop the silly rules regarding banning foreign based players playing for the wallabies, and do that for every international team. Create international windows and obligate the clubs to release players and play your tournaments in the gap between professional seasons. Soccer sorted all this out decades ago!

How can Australian rugby protect itself from rich European clubs?

I dare say the majority of that Perth crowd were kiwis though Richard. Kiwis are all over Perth don’t forget. It also probably made it a convenient holiday for a lot of kiwis from over east and NZ, who had a mate’s/relative’s place to stay in for free.

How can Australian rugby protect itself from rich European clubs?

There’s tribalism there but when rugby went professional it got ignored. The Shute Shield is the strong grassroots hub of rugby that exists, but it got ignored in the professional setup. The NRL and AFL started as grassroots comps (NSWRL & VFL), and naturally evolved overtime into the national leagues we see today. That’s the lesson to be learnt: don’t ignore your grassroots, work with them!

How can Australian rugby protect itself from rich European clubs?

The AFL makes up whatever crap they want. The problem is that they’re a business that masquerades as a sports league.

Why Geelong deserve proper home finals

The AFL makes up whatever they want. They’re a wealthy business masquerading as a sports league.

Why Geelong deserve proper home finals