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Australian Rugby / RA

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Dave Beat, May 21, 2013.

  1. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    That's actually not entirely what happened either, but that's irrelevant. But, in any event, whatever was paid to Larkham was based on his contract signed prior.
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  2. Ignoto Chilla Wilson (44)

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    That's from the article where I've removed the fluff. What am I missing?

    Larkham as paid his contract that was drafted by Pulver and the counsel as they used the same contract as Cheika. So how the hell is this Castle's mess?
  3. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    This isn’t. But evidently there is shit going down that is.
  4. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    I didn't say it was Castle's mess. I said the "sacking" of Larkham was not as straightforward as that - there are other factors in the story as to Larkham "moving on" besides the oft-repeated accepted wisdom here. But that is irrelevant to the fact the contract was signed previously so it is NOT Castle's issue at all.
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  5. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Just saw a news article titled 'Phil Kearns set to replace RC' please god no. I can take the structural incompetence, the endless failures, no bledisloe for 20 years. But Kearns as CEO is the final fucking straw.
  6. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    At least he would have to stop "commentating".
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  7. Micheal John Solomon (38)

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    Can someone please make a change.org petition and circulate it to every Rugby Community in Australia to communicate that we do NOT want Phil fucking Kearnas as CEO.
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  8. louie Desmond Connor (43)

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    Which is what exactly?
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  9. Interested party Frank Nicholson (4)

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    As someone who has been involved with Rugby at various levels from volunteer to now as one of the "stood down" staff at a franchise I cannot understand why Rugby has to tear itself apart.
    Anyone working in Rugby does it for the love of Rugby certainly not the pay.
    With Rupa being funded by Rugby Au why do they not just stand down in the same way as almost every other staff member.
    Or come out and announce pay cuts.
    Many players were prepared for this on Monday but now we have this stand off re needing to see the financials.
    Perhaps the Rupa staff are worried their wages won't get paid by Rugby Au at all.
    Perhaps Rugby Au should declare bankruptcy.
    Tear up the Rupa agreement and then start afresh with some realistic player payments and conditions.and if the players don't like it they could go overseas..but good luck getting huge amounts there in future!
  10. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Lots of likes.
  11. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Luckily RA has loads of money to pay out contacts at the moment
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  12. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    News Ltd is pushing the sack Castle and install Kearns angle for all it's worth to the point where it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.
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  13. Sully John Eales (66)

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  14. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    Yes, it is that repeating loop, increasing the frequency of the News Ltd / Fox propaganda, that will topple the RA hierarchy to give News Ltd / Fox exactly what it wants. Tail wagging the dog. I just hope those in control do not succumb to this BS peddled in the media that has its own agenda.
  15. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    How many cancelled Foxtel/ Kayo/ News Ltd rag subscriptions/ ad placements would it take for the cnuts to back off? Alternatively, if the RA Board caves & fires Castle I hope she takes them for every dollar they still possess. Let Fox & Kearns have their fifteen minutes of glory then have to deal with the scorched earth they will have created.
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  16. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    I thought Phil Kearns was going to take over from Castle back in December.... according to Ben Fordham?

    Let's see how this one plays out with all the noise coming from the one usual suspect.
  17. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    If I'm reading the shenanigans about Larkham's contract right, well its classic fucking rugby innit? "Ah yes he's a good Old Boy and everything will be fine!"

    But the time the shit hits, the parties responsible have moved on.
  18. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I understand the sentiment - but the scorched earth that you are talking about is the rugby I want to watch.

    I would much prefer RC weathers the storm and we find our way through this mess with as much of the game intact as possible.

    I don’t necessarily mind if there is significant remodelling - which seems inevitable - although I will admit to being one of the apparent few who still loves super rugby. But I don’t really want a complete return to the 90s.
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  19. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    Thought I’d add pointlessly in support of those fi ding the concept of Kearns as CEO more than distasteful. A lot

    Those suggesting there is something more to the hysteria attacks on Castle should expand. Or shut up.
  20. shanky Ted Fahey (11)

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    To be fair, Kearns should've got the gig last time. Clyne didn't want someone who'd stand up to him so actively lobbied the States on a 'Anyone but Kearns' campaign

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