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Australian Rugby / RA

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

  1. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    I'd imagine they hold off until Thursday as a means of providing more accurate lists. Remember on Wednesday there's still another full day of training to go and injuries do happen. Which would mean they'd have to amend their lists. That's at least what I think might be the reasoning.
  2. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Yeah you don't want a league situation where they name the teams on Tuesday afternoon and end up with sometimes 5 changes known an hour before the game.
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  3. Dctarget Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Also how good is it not having your home team fuck off to South Africa for three weeks & a bye. This is great
  4. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    There's still internationals sure but that Cape Town over Campbelltown line is looking shaky now.
  5. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    It was shaky at the time. It just looks plain stupid now.
  6. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Campbelltown resident by any chance? ;)
  7. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    Yes as I said it was only a minor gripe. However isn't Wednesday a rest day, and they're announcing these teams early Thursday?
  8. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    The Tahs announcement came up on my feed at 11am.
  9. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    10am the official announcement is
  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    They used to have to announce Super Rugby teams 48 hours before kick off didn't they so they Friday games were announced on the Wednesday.

    Given it is only four teams to coordinate I think it is good that they're doing it at the same time. It gives it a bit more cut through than having the teams announce one by one.

    It's a reasonable compromise that it's happening a day closer to the Friday game than bringing the Saturday announcement forward a day and forcing teams to name a side before they ordinarily would.
  11. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    That’s the cool side of it, he can have one conversation with a boy and they’ll feel like royalty. He could probably turn the 13gs into 1sts if he spoke to them at half time.
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  12. Jimmy_Crouch Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Better for betting and also any fantasy games etc. Adds another day of rugby in the news cycle
  13. sendit Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Like everyone else, very happy that they're doing this.....but weird time of day to do it from media/social media perspective
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  14. The Honey Badger Peter Johnson (47)

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    think most private schools give their school captain a 100% scholarship. Pretty sure kings would, so doubt that story
  15. The Honey Badger Peter Johnson (47)

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    think Kings are struggling to get a C team these days
  16. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Frankly I don't like it that the teams are announced on Thursday and believe its a missed opportunity to generate some mid-week news articles about new debutants and controversial player selections. By holding off until Thursday, it means Rugby is largely absent from the sporting news Sun-Thu.

    NRL on the other hand requires their teams to announce their math-day squads plus 4 extra plyers on on Tuesday, then reduce that by 2 players 24hrs out, and finalise the squad 1 hour out from the match.

    Personally I think the NRL are doing it better, like I said it helps generates mid-week news articles about player selections and discussions, and by naming an extended squad and cutting that down you still have the luxury of flexibility.
  17. Bobby Sands Banned

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    That’s what I thought, would assume.

    But I take this person’s word - although we were on the tins.
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  18. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    Not sure NRL players are doing much maths past counting to 6 ;)
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  19. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    One of the most stupid comments of all time, only surpassed by JON's comment to the effect that our game would be more popular than loig.

    Sure, one free visit to South Africa would be great for most young chaps. But only one. For a pro athlete (particularly one in a serious relationship, let alone with a young family) playing at, or very near, home would be far far better than flying long-haul every two or three weeks.
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  20. Muzza Allen Oxlade (6)

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    NRL clubs chasing Jordan Petaia after Rugby Australia poach Joseph Suaalii
    In targeting the hottest 16-year-old footballer in the country, Rugby Australia may lose their best 20-year-old superstar as several NRL teams prepare to open their books.
    Jamie Pandaram and Julian Linden, The Daily Telegraph
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    July 23, 2020 8:12pm

    Suaalii mega deal 'unfair'
    NRL: Joseph Suaalii knocked back his Souths contract for a 3 year $3 million dollar deal with Rugby, with Paul Kent saying it's 'unfair' on him t.
    While Rugby Australia have been making a play for schoolboy superstar Joseph Suaalii, NRL clubs are quietly circling around the hottest young Wallaby in the country.

    Jordan Petaia, contracted to Australian rugby for four years, is being sounded out by at least three league clubs.

    Rugby Confidential understands the Brisbane Broncos, whose academy 20-year-old Petaia spent time in alongside David Fifita, have reached out to a family member to gauge his interest.
    Another two clubs have also contacted either family members or associates of Petaia to see if he’s willing to make the switch to the NRL next year.

    Petaia wants to be a long-term Wallaby, but uncertainty around whether RA can guarantee his full salary for the next four years will have him wavering.

    Petaia spent his junior years playing league and if RA is unable to pay his full wage when the players’ pay cut agreement with their employer runs out on September 31, expect him to seek an early release from his contract and switch codes.


    For razor sharp political analysis. Watch Credlin 6pm Weeknights, Sky News. For more

    And this is the alarming situation facing rugby, not only for Petaia but all of their top stars.

    Joseph Suaalii.
    Joseph Suaalii.
    To say players are upset about the revelations Suaalii is being chased for big money by RA is an understatement and a half.

    Trust between the players and RA is at breaking appointment.

    For weeks they’ve wanted clarity on their futures. Many suspect they’ll be asked to take further pay cuts beyond September 31, which will be met with venom in light of the Suaalii revelation.

    RA is at pains to say they’re not offering Suaalii anywhere near the speculated $3 million for three years, or even the $1.7 million that’s been offered by his NRL club South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    But the players don’t believe that Suaalii is suddenly interested in rugby for $200,000 a year and the dream of an Olympic gold medal.

    Some believe that for the money RA would be outlaying for Suaalii, they should get back French-based lock Will Skelton, who would at least give them a chance of beating the All Blacks.

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