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The job of a coach

With the 2018 international season now done, and the pain of watching the Wallabies ruin rugby behind us yet again, it’s time to reflect on where the Wallabies are at and the success of the coaching staff.

Agreed.
And I’d have Rabada ahead of both of them

The fab four of fast bowling

It was played at the WACA, and the Zimbabwean attack, while not amazing, was led by Heath Streak who was ranked as the 5th best test bowler at one point.

Do you know the size ground for Lara’s records and who was bowling?

The greatest Australian Test XI this century

100% SMI

This guy has done more damage to Australian rugby than anyone else I can think of – and that’s saying something.

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Ahh mate, if that was true, Quade would have been first choice 10! 😀

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Actually mate, I think the point that you’re missing, is picking the Wallabies from overseas might be a sugar hit for a few seasons, but people won’t pay memberships or watch a broadcast of second rate teams playing in the local comp.

This means less money, fewer eyeballs, fewer development pathways, and in the long term, few quality Wallabies to pick anyway.

The Wallabies should ban Hockings and Lucas for life

What’s your source for that?

Reds trio terminate contracts with Reds and Rugby AU

The sheer weight of incompetence that would move with it.

SANZAAR fighting a losing Super Rugby battle on two fronts

Actually, no. It’s clear that in catastrophic times, with health, societal and family pressures, 3 (only 3) players who share an agent won’t take a pay cut.
We don’t know any more than that, and while I err on the side of the Reds here, that’s pretty much all we know.
Now, if the players come out and say it’s because they hate Thorn, well that’s one thing.
If they come out and say it’s just about the money, that’s another entirely.

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

Captain Turncoat….

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

Playing rugby is their contractual obligation and the players aren’t doing that either.
Funny how one-sided people seem to think this is.

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

I reckon that France has different labour laws than Australia does, so the comparison is moot.

The siege on Castle in review

Not really.
Gate takings and ad revenue for finals are always higher, and frankly every club / franchise / province in the world is going to take every dollar they can get at the moment.
Finals are an extra option to sell ads, (and hopefully, oh so hopefully tickets) so they’ll try and fit a finals series in.
Maybe even aim to get the finals on Free to Air 😀

July start for an Australian domestic comp, and it can’t come a moment too soon

Hah
Well it fits with what we know of each of them…

The Wrap: Overreach stops Rugby Australia coup dead in its tracks

He’s never let that stop him before….

The Wrap: Overreach stops Rugby Australia coup dead in its tracks

100% agree.

V’landys is showing everyone what a hard-nosed, ambitious operator can do.

When you remember that the last person in his job was Peter “I’m Sorry” Beattie, it really does point out that the problem is most often with people, not the position.

The Wrap: Overreach stops Rugby Australia coup dead in its tracks

Agreed Scott.
I’m pretty tired of this getting left out of the Cheika story. The guy was a blight on the game, in many, many ways.

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

ScottD – several sources have said that castle only found out about it at the RA Christmas party – including Geoff Parkes, and Christy Doran. Also, Castle and the HR department met with Cheika in advance, and specifically didn’t want changes as reported by several sources.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/exclusive-embarrassing-contract-gaffe-cost-castles-ra-huge-payout-for-wallabies-legend/news-story/600f34bb84b45e0bcb54d3d4b255e22e

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

Me for one.

I’m also aware of several colleagues who’ve just been terminated on a two-week notice period in the current climate for failing to keep sufficient cash reserves, and in their board’s opinion, failing to protect the interests of the business.

If you make it part of your hiring policy, then you set the rules in advance of the problem.

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

No mate, you just sack him without paying out $$$. The same way millions of businesses across the country do it.
“Sorry mate, you’re rubbish – here’s your two weeks notice.”

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

Cheika was in breach of his employment contract when he sacked Larkham without reference to the CEO or the board….but you don’t care about that do you.
You have picked your winners, and you’re 100% right.
Enjoy your place upon the pedestal.

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

Dear lord mate,
You excuse her on the one hand for NOT terminating an employee so she didn’t have to pay out his contract,
and on the other, laud her for terminating an employee, having to pay a settlement and MILLIONS in legal fees, while dragging the game into disrepute.

The cognitive dissonance would be amazing if you didn’t consistently show your

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

I totally understand where you’re coming from, but with the greatest of respect to the wonderful CEO’s we’ve recently had, appointed by their due process, due process can suck badly too.
Right now, RA doesn’t need another selection committee to go on a world-wide hunt to hire John Eales’ neighbour – they need people who can do the bloody job.
In my opinion, the “due process” around RA hiring has been paying mates, to interview mates, recommend mates, then hire mates….all at the expense of rugby.
Perhaps it IS time that rugby went a little back to the amateur era of “Just get it DONE” and stopped acting like they’ve got money to waste on consultants, when they clearly don’t.

I have no idea whether Wiggs or Carroll are right or wrong for the organisation, but what I’m 100% confident in the fact that what they’ve been doing for the last 10 years, ain’t working.

CONFIRMED: Peter Wiggs resigns from Rugby Australia board

“The broadcast rights include exclusive coverage of all New Zealand’s international Test matches from the annual Rugby Championship, tours of Europe and visiting Northern Hemisphere sides, as well as the Super Rugby club season.”

So, given that LITERALLY none of those things are happening, Sky is still going to write NZ Rugby that big a cheque?

Momentum clearly building behind trans-Tasman solution

It’s far better than the NRC, and not nearly as good as Super Rugby..

Pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a more established competition, with a stronger player base and more professionalism than their Aussie counterparts.

Momentum clearly building behind trans-Tasman solution

Yeah, BUT having one of Australia’s richest men involved would come with the caveat of the Force, and a successful marketplace for Australian rugby would require national representation.

Momentum clearly building behind trans-Tasman solution