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Australian Rugby Union (ARU) - Positivity Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Hugh Jarse, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The ARU and its employees come in for a bit of criticism from time to time.

    In the spirit of similar threads already started and to channel Waratah Jesus:

    Just to balance out the multiple discussions on what's wrong with ARU, John O'Neill, The ARU Board, and Key Employees, such as David Nucifora and the High Performance Unit Staff, The Media Unit and the Trophy Cabinet cleaner, and receptionist at St Leonards, I thought it time for people to give some credit to things that go right.

    Rules:
    1) post nothing negative
    2) post something positive
    3) Post nothing sarcasticly positive

    Good Examples
    The Women's Rugby 7's "Talent Quest" recruitment campaign for Rio is inspired marketing and should result in opening up the game to a big talent pool.

    The financial support given to the Australian Schoolboys Tournament is money well spent and a good investment in the future of the game.


    Try not to post sarcasticly, such as this example (tempting though they may be):
    The Shiraz at the ARU Board Meeting was served at exactly the right temperature for a 20 year old classic red wine, and it complemented the Thai Style Roast Beef Salad perfectly.


    Avoid these sort of posts (plenty of threads to express this sentiment already):
    David Nucifora has no idea what he is doing and everything he touches turns to sh*t - The Faecal Touch.
    John O'Neill's only interest in Rugby is how much the Rugby Union will pay him in this years annual bonus.

    Discuss.
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  2. Roundawhile Billy Sheehan (19)

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    The ARU is about to enter into a new era much to the benefit of the Wobs as a group!
  3. The Red Baron Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    The ARU have finally realised that we have an injury problem.
  4. JJJ Vay Wilson (31)

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    Cheika's a find. We now have the most successful superugby coach (Deans), the most successful HC coach (Cheika), the most successful Australian international coach (MacQueen), the most successful South Efrican international coach (White), and the best Australian coach atm (Link) all in our system. Now we just need to lure grumpy old man Henry over. And Mike Cron, obviously.
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  5. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It is good that the ARU has assisted the Aust Schools RU with PR for the Fiji/NZ tour, and appears to have helped negotiate live coverage of the "Test" on Foxtel.
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  6. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    The afternoon games at the SFS against Wales was a brilliant day out
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  7. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    They brought professional rugby to WA and Victoria.
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  8. kronic John Solomon (38)

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    Should have a great platform next year in which to re-captivate the public's interest in the game.
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  9. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    They took Test matches to Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

    They lobbied the IRB to ensure we are not financially disadvantaged by the RWC.
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  10. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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  11. wamberal Andrew Slack (58)

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    Mmmmmm. With all its faults and failings, I would still watch any game of rugby ahead of the very best that loig can offer.
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  12. Brumby Jack Andrew Slack (58)

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    They have ensured that an Australian team will be on top of the SupeRugby ladder after week 1 in 2013
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  13. Roundawhile Billy Sheehan (19)

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    They have gauranteed an Aus team will play in the S15 finals
  14. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    Tricked me - I thought this was a link to a press release from the ARU announcing the sudden resignations of Dingo & JON.
  15. Synicbast Frank Row (1)

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    Richie Mccaw is taking a 6 month sabbatical so will be underdone for the 2013 Bledisloes.
  16. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The National Under 16 Tournament was extremely well run and a credit to the ARU organising team, and St Ignatious Riverview. IMHO it is money well spent on the future of the code. There is not much needed to improve the experience (and that is for another thread).
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  17. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Thank you for the ongoing support of the Aust Schools Rugby Union, and getting the game covered live on Foxtel. Back to back victories over the Shaky Isles Schoolboys is no easy task.
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  18. kronic John Solomon (38)

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    Negotiating a new FTA TV deal which puts the game on a dedicated network with no competing code.
  19. WorkingClassRugger Tony Shaw (54)

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    That's actually a pretty positive move. All we need to do now is make the ratings attractive enough that they might actually put up a competitive bid for SR in 2015.
  20. FiveStarStu Bill McLean (32)

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    MattyK, BJ and I made the Wallabies Ultimate Team.

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