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Good signing. I did wonder where he would go after not resigning with Leicester. Assumed it would be to the Tahs to replace Poreki

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

An injured Bell over a fit Slipper is a huge call

Five things: Lesson Aussie rugby can learn from Kiwis - and why next month will determine whether SR gap has closed

I’m not sure if that’s true TWAS. 6kg isn’t much to put on, way less aerobic need in rugby. And comparing him to Foketi isn’t a fair comparison given the roles each plays in their respective teams. I can’t remember Foketi ever play as a ball player eg Simone. Maybe Foketi has better footwork but again pretty hard to judge.

Rooster must remodel: Angus Crichton says he'd want to 'dominate' in rugby union - this is what he'd have to change

Yep inside centre for sure. Nonu type battering ram with soft hands and tight defending. Kicking can come later. The issue if he wants to play Wallabies he’d almost definitely have to play in Aus. Foketi at Tahs and Stewart at Force, those are likely our two best insides in SR. Reds have a stacked midfield already… So maybe push Tua (not Aus qualified) out of the Brumbies or down to the Rebels. A Crichton Ikitau centre combination would be nice in Canberra and might transfer to Wallabies. Temora is basically Brumbies country

Rooster must remodel: Angus Crichton says he'd want to 'dominate' in rugby union - this is what he'd have to change

Great news if it works out! 15000 seat stadium is a good size stadium for SR teams. Hopefully one day they can make finals and play those games at AAMI

PE backed consortium 'in final stages' to save Melbourne Rebels with $30m injection and link with A-League club

What on earth are you looking at. Tate’s full body weight goes directly onto his legs. How else do you think his ankle was dislocated?

'It was brutal': Clutch Lolesio kicks Brumbies to 'Test match intensity' win over Reds as Wright shines again

You must be looking at the wrong tackle Skippy. Text book hip drop. Holds his at the hips and drops his body weight. No use of legs at all. Straight onto the lower legs of Longeran.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/quade-cooper-calls-for-hip-drop-ban-after-wallaby-hooker-and-all-black-stretchered-off/

'It was brutal': Clutch Lolesio kicks Brumbies to 'Test match intensity' win over Reds as Wright shines again

Reds lost to team that can’t play rugby… The Reds must be a completely inept organisation then. Even with the leg up they continuously squander

'It was brutal': Clutch Lolesio kicks Brumbies to 'Test match intensity' win over Reds as Wright shines again

Really hoping Toole exposes him badly this weekend to put this experiment to bed, save RA and the Reds some money. Reds have some excellent backs coming through, we need to keep them in Aus

Vunivalu set to be dropped for Brumbies clash as Reds recall off-contract Wallabies star

Is this guy still on $500k a year? I would much prefer that money go into keeping some of the other outside backs we have in Australia.

Vunivalu set to be dropped for Brumbies clash as Reds recall off-contract Wallabies star

Meredith has looked sharp I think, would love to see Austin Anderson get a crack (he’s looks like a long term Aus qualified 12 prospect) and keen to see Vella, plenty of hype around his progress.

Brumbies lose gun trio but news better than expected for Test prop, Reds rising star ruled out for season

Is this author from Newscorp???

Super Round is a celebration of rugby - that's why it should have never been held in Melbourne

I think you’ll find the 14 games is more to do with RUPA than anything else, and the resting policy has already been scrapped. Of course playing more games would be great but you’ve got to be able to sell them for them to happen, just saying create more games offers little solution

Seven point plan to save Super Rugby

I like the idea but I think you’ll find all the stakeholders are already trying to generate as much revenue as possible. Not sure how, from a financial perspective, the creation of a second tier would do that.

Seven point plan to save Super Rugby

Been doing that for 20 years and hasnt done a thing. Completely abandoned by the organisations greatest promotional tool

Wallabies, Wallaroos fixtures CONFIRMED as Schmidt eyes 'fantastic turnaround challenge' against RWC rivals

Not sure where you got Canberra from… Don’t think there’s been a test there in about 10 years

Wallabies, Wallaroos fixtures CONFIRMED as Schmidt eyes 'fantastic turnaround challenge' against RWC rivals

Fantastic, two games in Sydney in 14 days and other years goes by with no Wallabies test in Canberra. It’s like they want the code to fail in an area that once had the opportunity for rugby to dominate the landscape.

Wallabies, Wallaroos fixtures CONFIRMED as Schmidt eyes 'fantastic turnaround challenge' against RWC rivals

Leichhardt is great for both watching/atmosphere and the area around which contrasts to Alliance. And there’s the light rail which goes there now. Ballymore I have less knowledge off and you’re probably right, but considering the Rebels issues with stadium fees, surely playing games at a stadium the union owns has it’s benifits. I do note the Brisbane Roar are playing out of Ballymore this year so it must be conceivable

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

I’ve definitely seen them play cricket on the main oval. Unless the second oval has 60k seats

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

Raiders will play 7/13 home games during the day this year. Of the 6 night games only one will be in the 8pm slot

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

Yeah I know haha I’m from Canberra. So is Eden Park and Wellington (at least they play cricket there)

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

Yeah no idea, but it seems stupid to have it sitting there for three games of AFL all winter

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

If a new stadium is off the table, I’d love to see games at Manuka and in the day. Lots of people say Manuka is no good for watching rugby but I’d argue the general admission seats at GIO is pretty much the same experience. But Manuka has bars, restaurants around it.
On that note, Reds should be playing at Ballymore and Tahs at Leichhardt. Big derbies and finals as one off games in Suncorp/Alliance/Gio

Brumbies shut down talk of following Rebels into voluntary administration

To be fair every year you’ve been written off it’s been correct. But I do wish all the Aussie teams the best! C’mon

Wallabies depth chart: The list that dispels the myth Aussie rugby doesn’t have enough players

Valid point Jeznez and a domestic comp is something that needs to be discussed.

Points on this:

– There is a whole lot of changes that could be made to the current SR that could make a world of difference. Scheduling, marketing, home grounds to name a few. Fan engagement, particularly in NSW needs to be addressed ( the amount of people who used to be Tahs fans but now only support Shute/Swans is alarming)

– I’m beginning to see some depth issues in NZ rugby SR sides that haven’t been there in past, I’d suggest this is because of similarly the lack of growth in SR and now the introduction of Moana, who only now will we begin to see a draining of some depth from the NZ teams. I hope this addresses some quality unbalance issues, and in turn a better product.

– World rugby needs to sort some laws and TMO issues

– regarding a domestic comp. As with all things, funding is the issue, is there an angel investor will to basically fund an entire comp hoping it gains traction off the back of club right? Are we willing to see most/all our Wallabies play offshore? I see huge risk in that approach, but maybe it’s what must be done. Would be interesting to see Stan’s Shute Shield/Hospital cup numbers.

I hope the ships turns for SR this year. I think the product has been better year on year following Covid, is it too late? Not sure..

Wallabies depth chart: The list that dispels the myth Aussie rugby doesn’t have enough players

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