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A rugby game isn't a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that.

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It was then that stopped Twiggy from putting a contract in front of Darren Coleman?

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Haha you actually do stuff in the scrum?

What a Terry Technique!

I just hang off the props and wait for it to be over!

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

They just have a lot of stakeholders to please.

I don’t doubt that any opposition to a Western Sydney WSR team resulting in conditions was driven by Shute Shield clubs, or possibly the Waratahs.

For RA themselves it’s really a no loss situation.

Should it fails, it’s somebody else’s money.

Should it succeed they can require them to come under the RA banner to operate in Australia down the track.

The only thing they don’t want is something that became like Top 14, or Aviva and EPL where club interests overtake the national team, which then impacts revenue and any money to distribute to the lower levels.

But that’s unlikely to be the case when it’s not something based on clubs that pre-date meaningful international competition.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Actually no it didn’t report that.

It was (possibly deliberately) vague and just said they supported 2020 over 2019.

Nowhere has it stated that Forrest is sitting there with a team set up and ready to go.

Darren Coleman was the one who came out and said it had been quiet from Forrest’s end.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

100% wrong on the competition that’s had zero announcements about actual, defined teams but starts in about 4 months?

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Rebel do you honestly think people like Bakkies should be able to make comments like he does with nobody providing dissenting response?

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Yes. I’m a Waratahs fan and apologist… how did you guess…

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Players were asked in July/August to select their team.

Pocock was injured early in the season.

Hooper late in the season.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Cutting the Force as never going to immediately improve crowd numbers.

Not like people were going to go to other games instead of Force games…

Technically the averages did improve. But that was only due to the Force numbers not being there like 2017. No actual material change in the short term.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Absolutely.

But getting up in arms because a player who missed the back end of the year wasn’t picked by players in their team of the year?

Seems silly and ignoring the fact he certainly wouldn’t be in recent memory.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

It doesn’t say they are stopping Twiggy from setting up one.

Perhaps they are blocking him. That’s possible. Perhaps Twiggy’s proposal required them to run the team (or find a party to do so) and that’s what they aren’t supporting.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

What was the other option to save close to $18M over 3 years that was available in April 2017?

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Ultimately down the track I’d like to see Super Rugby reduced in length and NRC increased.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

$1.5M a season probably just covers costs.

Imagine if they can sneak it up to $3M?

Would provide money to pay non Super Rugby contracted players a small contract.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

Looks like a cracker of a match, doesn’t it? After slow starts other teams have really hit their straps.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

Also for reference the Rising team that played the Force on the weekend had a whopping 5 ex Spirit players in the 23. 2 of which were at the Brumbies and were signed for the 2019 season.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

Great critique.

These are the easy things that should be getting fixed.

Ironically Round 1 had all games on Fox Sports channels and it’s gone downhill since.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

To do that, they’d have to forgo the money Fox Sports are paying to run the comp.

How much income would they make really?

If 100,000 people sign up for $30 for the season that’s still only $3M. I’ve heard it costs a bit more than that to run it.

Then you’ve still got your issues of streamed, not broadcast. Also you have to pay somewhere around $50k per game to broadcast at a decent quality.

Another great NRC season, but we know it could be better

It must be so easy in your hypothetical hindsight world where you don’t have to deal with actual reality, constraints and stakeholders.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Pocock missed early games.

Which games do you recall at the end of a season? Early games or the most recent ones?

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

I have no more than you have to support all of yours that you have made on various mediums

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

David Lord, grab a napkin. You’ve just been served.

Why Randwick is vital to Wallaby success

That’s funny because it doesn’t stop you accusing RA of obstructing…

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

Not really. McGregor was signed out of school. Probably a little early due to competition for playmakers with 5 teams.

He’s only really hitting his straps now.

He’s actually at the Force because the Rebels released him early to take up the offer as they had no intention of re-signing him for reasons such as missing Aus 20s as a 20 yo.

Ironically he’s now showing the promise that he was signed on. Rebels may have been better served waiting a year but oh well, that’s sport.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy

I doubt Twiggy is foolish enough to talk to the agitators, as many continually called for RA to do what so many in the West are upset about.

RA felt forced into making a difficult decision.

Those agitators wanted their success at the expense of yours.

World Series Rugby: Please just do it, Twiggy