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Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by ForceFan, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    I agree. I've watched pretty much all the games so far and the variations work quite well and the ball is in play a good bit longer. At least it feels like it. Most games have around 1/2 as many line outs as SR which when you consider they take about a minute each there's the extra time right there.

    It would definitely be in our best interests in my opinion if we joined GRR. A faster, more upbeat style focusing on the overall experience. I'd certainly support it.
  2. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I would also laugh my tits off. I think in the lead up to the 2020 negotiations it would be worth RA's while to have a good detailed chat with GRR to understand the viability of the OZ franchises linking up with them.
  3. Show-n-go Billy Sheehan (19)

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    How do you think that would impact us at international level though? I don’t like the sound of 1/2 the amount of lineouts then going to play internationals and get absolutely belted at set piece
  4. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    They're still important elements of the play. So there'd be reason not to continue to practice them. It's just defending teams cannot just hack the ball into touch now.
  5. Show-n-go Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I dunno, in my head half the amount of lineouts during games means half the amount of time spent on them in training. Worrying possibility given how hot and cold we are at wallaby level with lineouts at the moment let alone without that extra practice at domestic level
  6. Aurelius Fred Wood (13)

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    So, here's another branding suggestion for GRR if they want to build bridges in Asia. Assuming Hong Kong is part of the comp next year, just call them the Hong Kong Tigers instead of the South China Tigers. Events there over the last week or so indicate that a team representing Hong Kong will go down a lot better than a team representing South China.
  7. formerflanker Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Agreed. The history of forced amalgamations to create the Super franchises in NZ and SA, plus the crazy input of marketing people, has led to Super franchise names being recognised only by insiders. If GRR can promote local support by using local names, they will do better in attracting crowds than the plethora of unrecognisable Super team names.
  8. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Dunno. I suppose stock in the name 'China' may have gone down a bit. Political amalgamating force rather than just franchising.

    Although TBF, not too much inside info is needed for 'South China' to ring a bell.

    You can place it more easily than, say, "The Bulls"
  9. formerflanker Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Yep. Try explaining to a diehard league supporter the difference between "The Blues" and the Waratahs who wear blue.
    Or why Queensland's Maroons became Reds and wear maroon. Usually.
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  10. hoggy Darby Loudon (17)

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    Well it looks like no league of nations, all of a sudden GRR doesn't look so Mickey Mouse.
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  11. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    Still would love to bring back the rams again in this comp. Long term with good support it's the best way to approach expansion of support for rugb .
  12. Adam84 Colin Windon (37)

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    I don't think the names of the teams are such an as issue every competition in the world has them, but they need to reinforce the prefix of the geographic location the teams are from. Rather then just calling them then "Blues", it should be the "Auckland Blues". Likewise with all the South African teams and their stupid names.
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  13. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Any second NSW team would be good, be it Western Sydney or the Hunter as has been mooted. The Rams, I dont care.

    Has Twiggy's mob talked to North Sydney Leagues? They seem so desperate to get back into the NRL and cant. They just might be interested in financing a team in GRR.
  14. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    Happen to have done the logos for both (formally) at the eve of the NRC haha



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  15. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    Is there anywhere online i can watch full games from GRR?
  16. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    I believe Kayo keeps matches up 'on demand' for a fair while. That's probably the best answer.

    SBS is great for live streaming - but the video doesn't stay up on long duration. It's not on demand rights.

    Obviously SBS Viceland is FTA (awesome) which means there are possibilities there (e.g. ATT) if there are interested parties.
  17. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    They need to upload it to youtube. Would be alot easier.
  18. SteveWA Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Some of the games are - e.g.
  19. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Sure it's easier for you.

    But Yootoob don't bring in anything.
  20. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    I mean just the replay, not the livestream. I understand why its isnt live streamed on youtube.

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