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Rhys Bosley

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I’d say Kearns put this out there on behalf of RA, with a certain Andrew Forest being the target audience. I.e. give us some money or we might cut your team. Just the usual bit of early season bluster, just ignore and enjoy the rugby.

'Our talent is spread too thin': Ex-Wallabies captain urges Rugby Australia to cut Super teams

What an insufferably arrogant man McClennen is, now he is trying to emotionally blackmail the board, by inferring that they are cowards if they don’t back him. I hope they see that if they don’t sack him, that they will have put themselves in a position of being absolutely subservient to him.

'What a shame': McLennan GONE as Rugby Australia name World Cup-winner chairman to bookend wild year

McClennen goes now or he goes eventually anyway, the only decision those who are sitting on the fence have is how many more of his stuff ups they want to endure until the inevitable happens.

'I won't back down': McLennan set to dig in as embattled RA chair calls on EGM to 'clear this up once and for all'

Why would an organisation having to meet the expectations of its membership be of any concern? As far as I am concerned the states haven’t had enough to say on all the balls ups in by Rugby Australia/ARU over the years, I am heartened that they are finally sticking up for themselves and the fans.

All that the new Chair needs to do is to remember who he or she works for and do a good job, that is not too much to ask.

Exclusive: Embattled chair asks for extension, Rugby Australia meet AGAIN as civil war breaks out

Time to start a rival administration and transfer the super teams except for the Tahs over, like the Super League war. Twiggy can get it going, like he did with GRR.

Buying the players shouldn’t be too hard, because RA will go broke sooner rather than later. When that happens the new league can reconstitute the Wallabies under its auspices and reconnect with World Rugby.

Then McClellan can go to buggery and not a moment too soon.

'Always knew it would get really ugly': RA chief's strange admission as World Cup budget blow out revealed

My theory is that association with rugby is a status symbol amongst blue-bloods in Australia, so every clown in a senior role, takes the opportunity to bignote him or herself.

'Always knew it would get really ugly': RA chief's strange admission as World Cup budget blow out revealed

It will take until they are broke to change, so not long now.

'Always knew it would get really ugly': RA chief's strange admission as World Cup budget blow out revealed

Unless PR in this instance is the medical abbreviation.

'Always knew it would get really ugly': RA chief's strange admission as World Cup budget blow out revealed

And the considered temperament and clear vision of one too.

'Always knew it would get really ugly': RA chief's strange admission as World Cup budget blow out revealed

I sent an email to Rugby Australia before Xmas last year, suggesting that Jones coach the Wallaroos for the year until Rennie had finished the job in 2024, then took over in 2025. The RA email portal doesn’t give a copy of the email, so people can take my word for it or not, it is up to them.

This was before I knew about the extent of the ratbaggery that RA was engaging in, the suggestion would have made use of both coaches that RA was paying and theoretically given women’s rugby a boost. On reflection I wish I had written an article to that effect, as it would have highlighted the money that RA were wasting changing men’s coaches, while the women’s game remains impoverished.

Live and learn.

Read it and weep: Eddie made Wallabies fans 'eat s--t' for 10 months - here's every bit of BS he uttered

Hamish McClennen might care about rugby but I don’t think he cares about it nearly as much as he cares about himself, or he would resign. He appears to be treating this gig primarily as an opportunity to advance his own reputation in the corporate world and there is nothing wrong with that, if he could be trusted to act in Rugby’s interests at the same time.

However, while he has done some good things in this key role, he has amply demonstrated over the last year that he lacks the judgement to be trusted. Aside from the World Cup stuff up, that the private equity investors that he was courting to finance his plans ultimately opted out, is the best evidence of that.

What other enormous stuff ups is he going to make if he stays in the role, which completely derail all the hard work of those working in rugby, both paid and volunteer staff? None of us know but what we do know is that Australian rugby cannot afford to indulge this man’s ambition, which drastically overshadows his ability or commitment to the game, any longer.

'I'm not a quitter': Under-siege RA chair won't follow Jones, blames 'broken system' for chaos

I have no sympathy for Jones.

He has shown that is a selfish little man who has had more opportunities to win a World Cup than most, but had to white-ant another good man’s first shot at it, because Jones knew he was on the nose in England. It was a lousy thing to do.

Jones then completely stuffed up Australia’s World Cup bid, ruining the experience for his players and the fans, many of whom had paid tens of thousands of dollars to travel to France to support the team. Whatever he has done in Rugby, this will be his legacy now.

Through all the ups and downs over the years I have remained positive about that Australian rugby can recover its former glory. However, this disgraceful episode of men with massive egos making the game about themselves instead of the team and the fans, has for the first time led me to fear that Australia will never recover our genuine first tier status.

I hope that the uber arrogant, entitled toffs who run the game will be displaced by sensible people and that Australia will have a chance to crawl its way back. However, they seem to be as good at preserving their own privilege as they are bad at administering Australian rugby, so I am not getting my hopes up.

Pox on Eddie Jones’s house, pox on Hamish McClennen and his weak kneed board’s houses, and pox on all the houses of those who contributed to this utter balls up.

Eddie Jones quits as Wallabies coach - 'Sometimes you have to eat s--t for others to eat caviar'

The whole board should go for letting McLennen get away with this and there should be a complete rework of RA governance, to get rid of the overwhelming influence of the Sydney toffs.

Eddie Jones quits as Wallabies coach - 'Sometimes you have to eat s--t for others to eat caviar'

It makes no sense that 333 million Americans can’t play rugby either, but there you have it.

'It will kill rugby': Minnows feel shafted as World Rugby hails 'historic' revamp with exclusive Nations Championship

Tell us how it goes 😁

Eddie digs in as he flies home - AGAIN denying he wants to quit to coach Japan, while revealing next step

“exit choreography”

Sounds like some sort of nasty medical procedure.

Eddie digs in as he flies home - AGAIN denying he wants to quit to coach Japan, while revealing next step

The fact is that what will pay for any third tier competition (and everything else in Australian Rugby) is the Wallabies. If the Wallabies remain uncompetitive then fans won’t fork out 200 bucks for tickets and there will be no money flow down to anybody below. So the whole of Australian rugby including the third tier needs to be focused on getting the Wallabies out of the doldrums, or these clubs are going to have to run a lot of sausage sizzles to keep their super club competition running.

COMMENT: 'Making a choice' - the key issue facing Australia’s third tier

I am pretty sure that Eddie cares, probably a few other people too.

'Disaster': Wallabies hammered by Boks as Eddie Jones' return falls flat

Trial game? It is the first game of tue Rugby Vhampionship, with ony four to go until the World Cup.

'Disaster': Wallabies hammered by Boks as Eddie Jones' return falls flat

Trial game? It’s the first game of the Rugby Championship, if they are losing by 31 points with only four more games until the World Cup, the Wallabies are stuffed.

'Disaster': Wallabies hammered by Boks as Eddie Jones' return falls flat

So wasting Dave Rennie’s salary for the year to bring in Jones was totally worth it then. Nice one McHamish.

'Disaster': Wallabies hammered by Boks as Eddie Jones' return falls flat

Ehmed looks like Tackleberry from Police Academy in this photo.

'Clean slate': Tahs hope Eddie effect fires players up, 10 battle explained, schoolboy prodigy impresses

This is an excellent article Christy, really challenging rugby in Australia to do better. Well done.

'I sat there bewildered': High Performance guru on the tricks RA missed - and how they must fix the game

I think he may have blown his SRP career for now Nick, all the Aussie jobs are full.

ANALYSIS: Why Eddie was sacked by England, and what he must change to succeed this time around

An Australian Super Rugby coach or Assistant Coach who isn’t unhappy with his job would be stark raving mad to give it up to work for the Wallabies under Jones. Poor Dan McKeller looks like he is short odds to have blown his Aussie career by giving up his head coach role with the Brumbies to be Wallabies assistant coach, just like Larkham did under Cheika. McClennen has had his sights set on Jones for so long was McKeller ever really the heir apparent that he was made out to be at the start? Rugby Australia looks like a rotten employer all round, I wouldn’t touch an organisation like that with a barge pole.

ANALYSIS: Why Eddie was sacked by England, and what he must change to succeed this time around

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