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Rugby mad and sports crazy. Passionate about my teams and a firm believer that sport can transcend boundaries beyond the field or court.

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If he had won, he would have been able to put the trophy in the faces of the people he thinks lost faith.

He may be looking back on situations and thinking about them in a different, less emotional, point of view.

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Yes, that quote about ‘One boss’ stuck out to me too. What about the Captain? what about the leadership team? Yes, there needs to be a head figure that makes the final decisions if required, but on field leaders need to feel they have authority to take control. Particularly when coaches Plan A isn’t working.

We saw this numerous times where the Wallabies were not able to change tactics effectively during a game. I wonder if this is related to de-powering the Captain, Hooper, in his position to change tactics on the fly. Hooper of course allowed this to happen, but maintained the ‘C’ by his name for his troubles.

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Was one of the best things about finishing work for the week, was going home and putting on a great game of footy. You know that, and spending time with the family, but really this.

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

True, and having afternoon games is great too. Would love to see more games in that 2pm time slot.

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

This specifically points out the ones using 3am kick offs as cause for decline and poor viewership numbers. A lot of people from different agendas will into that category.

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

Do you think that interest – in teams other than your own- is partly driven by the conference system? In that any result in AFL or NRL generally has a direct impact on your own team, where in SR, due to conference, why should a Rebels fan be at all interested in the outcome of the Crusaders/Hurricanes match?

It could also be drawn from player familiarity too? I don’t know much about the SA players outside the high profile Boks players. But in AFL and NRL again, where player movement is far more fluid, fans would be more familiar with players outside there specific fan focus.

I don’t know, just speculating.

I think it’s hard to compare and contrast AFL and NRL with SR, due to vast differences in competitions and international footprint of competition and code.

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

Took 10 seconds to search rugby.com.au

https://www.rugby.com.au/fixtures-results?competition=205&team=&season=2019&ticketed=false

There’s a search of last year, the whole season has 1x 1am start, and 1x 2am start, from what I could see for Aussie teams. I assume these would have very little impact on overall viewing numbers as a whole. It’s not exactly a regular occurrence like the nay-sayers would make out and the gullible believe.

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

Boom

Reds trio terminate contracts with Reds and Rugby AU

Fair enough, I was just confused (it happens often). As Davis stated, it is surprising that Ritchie would hold the record, he wasn’t slow, but surely one of the backs could have put more effort it in? It’s part of his legend I guess haha

Beauden Barrett sets club fitness record in first training session back

I didn’t read the article but that would be interesting. This says it’s a club record and as far as I remember Ritchie was never a Blue?

Beauden Barrett sets club fitness record in first training session back

Great effort and especially out of lockdown. Good for the Blues too as if he is to come in and take control of the backline and insert himself as a leader, setting an example like this is the perfect start.

Beauden Barrett sets club fitness record in first training session back

The Rugby Union Players UNION negotiated this for them. I guess it would have been better that the workers were just fired, considering they are not currently able to do work they are demanding they get paid for. Or better yet, RA should have just kept them on the books and paid them nothing and they can get Jobkeeper like so many other workers.

“…administrators are seeking to stiff the workers out of their pay!”

This shows a deliberate misrepresentation of the motives and situation RA, and the world, finds itself in. Well done. Keep fighting for those rights.

Reds trio refuse to take pay cut, stood down by QRU

7s is the zip zip form of rugby you seem to be after. Why bother having lower weight classes when we have the zip zip form already.

Cricket has 3 different forms, these are the World Cups, just like 7s and 15s have their own Rugby comps. Your suggesting weight division World Cups of the same form of rugby. The different Cricket world cups are not analogous to this.

Total team average weight seems even more fraught with trouble. I want the best players in their best positions, not a lighter winger because Joe Prop didn’t train hard enough.

A win-win rugby calendar for Australia and Japan… including weight-restricted Tests?

Yes, 100% sure. The Force can’t play in the current top tier in Australia without RA. RA can certainly run the top tier without the Force. What next year or the year after or whenever holds for the top tier, RA will certainly be running it, whether we like or not. And it will happen with or without the Force.

Now, I would like to seem them included, don’t get me wrong, but don’t be under the illusion that the Force are in the power seat.

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

Rugby 7s is the bigbash version of Rugby.

A second RWC would halve the revenue, not double it. For a sport struggling to get more resources into the game, this is not the way to generate more. Two weight divisions in sport doesn’t work, you would need multiple divisions. This is why boxing and UFC have so many. This is not a road we want to go down.

Weight divisions in combat sports make sense, no other football code has this in place (aside from kids comps). Weight class in Rugby make particularly less sense than most as we do have quite different positions on the field to accommodate for different body types. I would say far more so than than RL, AFL, and Soccer.

A win-win rugby calendar for Australia and Japan… including weight-restricted Tests?

Japan may not be so keen if Australia send the light-weight or middle-weight team, because RA do not see Japan as good enough to compete with the big boys.

A win-win rugby calendar for Australia and Japan… including weight-restricted Tests?

appreciate the time and effort, but a couple issues on first read through.

Swagmen will have no support – what ties to a club or province do they have?

Auto qualifying for finals is recreating the universally loathed conference final qualifying SR have.

Axing or absorbing more Australian teams will weaken support, not grow it. Although I do agree the top tier needs to be streamlined and concentrated.

Weight restrictions are a major contributing cause of serious injury, brain damage, (and death) in boxing as boxers dehydrate themselves to make weight. And unless you have a multitude of weight classes it doesn’t work. There are a score of other issues that I won’t go into.

Appreciate the effort to do this, but a complete overhaul is not the answer. People may not like the current model but people also hate change. Small changes need to be added (quickly) to maintain the current supporters and bring in new ones.

A win-win rugby calendar for Australia and Japan… including weight-restricted Tests?

But WA and RA are not the same and do not operate to the same model. If RA were purely a year on year profit focus, then they would likely never go to a RWC again. RWA may not make a profit this year, but stacking a claim on the national footprint may be worth the financial loss in the long run.

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

Was he involved in that decision? I didn’t think he was a voting member of the board at that time? I could be wrong (I often am).

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

Definitely not not an olive branch… If that makes sense…

I think the details of the potential agreement have not been nutted out enough to know if this is a good deal or not for WA rugby.

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

I guess that depends on the main goal for the ‘Force’. Is it a purely money making venture? Twiggy may like it so, but I would guess that if you ask a typical WA rugby fan what is most important, I doubt many would say ‘the return on investment for the financial stake holders’.

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

My reference and comment were solely about 2020, too much is still unknown regarding travel etc to look too much past that.
Any changes to Australias SR teams is not RAs decision to make; it is SANZAARs.

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

Because they are the only employer hiring right now?

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

When were they caught the first time by Clark?

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp

“Another letter from the 10 captains. They have learn’t nothing.”

What do you mean? They wrote the first letter, within days Castle was gone. They got immediate reward for their tantrum the first time around, why would they not go to the well again?

Force must accept Super conditions to re-enter comp