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10 Nations Rugby is here

Welcome to the inaugural 10 Nations International Rugby Championship! This is a new initiative by me to provide a round robin ranking of the top ten teams in the world, as opposed to the World Cup which is pool and knockout-based.

seems pretty simple to me (apologies for the broken record).
– to make profit in a comp you need engagement from fans
– to get engagement you need regular (or at least occasional) competitiveness spread around the comp
– engaging in a comp with a partner who is specifically trying to make half the comp have zero success isnt a framework for this to occur.
one way or another it needs to be a structure where the success of the comp itself should be essentially the highest priority for all involved and involvement should be limited on this basis. whatever is come up with at least then has half a chance of success (even if its the long term type)

Why Super Rugby is broken and how Australia must shift the focus to save domestic game

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'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

yep thats my memory, with mike catt more cover at 12 (and maybe 10 also>)

Six of the best: Woodward's wonders, formidable France - every nation's greatest year in the 6N

well its good you can guarantee that

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

sorry. personal commentary doesnt qualify. will leave you to it.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

what is the punishment for punching a spectator these days (even a fat shaming one)?

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

you certainly do seem to be having trouble understanding them thats for sure. i never said you couldnt do it for example but you making the effort to use words again is a good step for the discussion. unfortunately i’ll need you to post something relevant to the discussion to provide any more response.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

i’ll wait until youre able to form some words into a sentence again before responding further then

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

no its not. they only get paid and its only a job because theres a crowd there.its how the business of sports works. also part of the business is that they allow people to drink (and maybe get drunk) while paying for them to play. people who drink have less filter and amongst 30k some will say things you dont like.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

because their job is to entertain 30k plus people from the other team with alcohol being served or day. accepting the reality of the ability to control people to this level is part of their job probably.
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are they going to walk over and try and challenge everyone who makes a comment while they field at third man? do they seriously expect security to back them up and speak to someone who doesnt walk away because ‘he called my mate fat’? suggest the threshold maybe needs to be a bit higher.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

what happens if the heckler decides to not walk away?

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

Yeah the second para is the bit I haven’t heard detail on.

'They crucified Jesus and now they're trying to crucify Novak': Tennis dad's astonishing attack on Australia

Yeah ive be never seen them either (though not bothered to list my own travel history). Though I’m not the world no 1 trumpeting a suspicious entry beforehand.

It’s quite possible that a mistake was made and he never should’ve been granted a visa in the first place

Yep and if this is the case I don’t think it fair all the blame for the situation be laid at Novak’s feet. And given his profile and comments I would have thought a quick review of his approved visa once we were all aware he was coming would have been appropriate.

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

havent seen much detail about point 1 and 2. where have you read those details?

'They crucified Jesus and now they're trying to crucify Novak': Tennis dad's astonishing attack on Australia

Link takes me to a page where I can commence a visa application. Not sure what it’s supposed to be revealing to the discussion?

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

i dont think thats the case this time. the visa was granted in november.

i imagine it wouldnt be so simple to get visas at check ins for countries requiring vaccination proof (or proof of exemption) these days.

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

i believe that is actually incorrect, a few articles seem to indicate they do have some capacity to check visas before boarding flights with OS based staff. from a few other comments on here sems like a few other countries do it fairly strictly

in any case i wasnt really talking about doing that, more when the initial visa was granted

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

surely it would be better to check their exemption docs before issuing a visa and letting people board 14 hour flights here?

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

what i dont get is why these boards are even setup in the first place as their views dont seem to matter a fig?

Rafa's brilliant, brutal reality check for Djokovic as Serbian wins stay of execution

great read, thanks you!

'A labour of love': New film about India's 1983 World Cup win will tug your heartstrings

Still trying to figure it out but not sure why Vic and ta were talking the lead in definitive advice and why their medical opinions came into it. why it wasn’t border force and home affairs from start to finish.
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Vic is saying they received advice that 6 months for get you through and note that other players have come through already on this basis.
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Seems a real dogs breakfast. Like a lot of things these days

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

its not just ‘someone told me’. it was the official advice he recieved from TA and the vic government.

i guess the reason he travelled around the world is that he believed he was officially told it was going to be allowed.

worth having a read of the article,

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/why-novak-djokovic-s-visa-was-rejected-20220106-p59m9a.html

The Australian Border Force does not necessarily accept that previously contracting COVID-19 – even in the past six months – qualifies as a valid exemption to not be vaccinated.
While two medical panels that reviewed Djokovic’s application – one created by Tennis Australia and the other by the Victorian Health Department – may have come to the opposite conclusion, federal authorities have not come to a firm view on this point.

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

its a mess. smh reporting he was told that having covid in last 6 months was a valid reason when he applied but when he arrives border force tells him it isnt. finger pointing going on about who said what to who.

definitely not for special treatment agree with his stance but seems he has been stuffed around.

UPDATE: Serbian president vows to 'fight for Novak' as ScoMo weighs in on Djokovic deportation

lomu brushed a lot of the team aside that day. my memory of it was that campo actually put his body on the line that day compared to a few others.

Ten All Blacks and zero Wallabies - although one came close - named in fan-picked all-time rugby XV

yeah but the way i look at it is theyre being generous with finals spots. sure a team may get a single away final somewhat underservedly but really any team with less than 50% win shouldnt really be in the finals for me so theres going to be a few underservings really. likely they’ll all be dumped straight out first week. its on the smaller level of issues for mine. if theres an upset in that first week it will change how its seen tho for sure

UPDATED: New Super Rugby Pacific draw released after NZ COVID reaction

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