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

  1. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    If you're serious about visibility and tradition then I don't think you can have B teams playing their A team.


    That goes for any future comp, even a hastily-cobbled-together hail mary one.
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  2. Rugbynutter39 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Makes more sense I agree - I truly hope in view of both GRR and SR screwed this season common sense dictates something like this as teams are ready to play - fox has spare time slots to fill - just do it.
  3. Rugbynutter39 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I think it is about what is easy to get going - soup teams plus b teams plus force easier to get going quickly..I think us rugby tragics are just dreamers but gees it would be good if did something like this as stop gap to give us local rugby to watch and test the boundaries of what a domestic comp could look like given opportunity presented here
  4. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    So each franchise could be required to mix the players up between their two teams. The national selectors could nominate the squads. IMHO for this to have any real appeal, the teams should be named the Reds something or others, the Brumbies something or others, etc etc.
  5. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    An alternative to running the respective A sides could be combining players from them all to form a 6th squad.
  6. ForceFan Arch Winning (36)

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    Disappointed in the cancellation of GRR for 2020 - especially after the Round 1 efforts of the 6 teams.

    I will be happy to see attend a season of Club rugby in Perth with a chance of seeing the Western Force players working hard for their allocated teams.

    I don't see why there would be any incentive for Andrew Forrest/Minderoo to provide any assistance to teams outside of WA.
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  7. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    31 Jan. At the time it was non-existent outside China/Asia. Why didn't the Gov just shut down the whole border..
  8. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Apparently they elected to take the medical advice that the virus could not be locked out in the longer term, and was better to just try to delay and suppress it as far as possible to allow the medical facilities to have an opportunity to deal with it. Time might tell if that advice has been good or bad for the country.
  9. COX'S ROUTE Frank Nicholson (4)

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    could be an unexpected consequence.

    Might breath a lot of life into Club fixtures. Perhaps those SS media rights were worth more than anyone one thought
  10. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Wow. Maybe the incentive would be the survival of the game as a serious national sport. Does that matter at all?


    Incidentally, if Twiggy/Minderoo are happy to provide assistance (if that is what the one million dollars represents) to "support" a bunch of overseas based players, why would it be somehow better than "supporting" fellow Australians? After all, we are all "teams outside of WA". What is the difference, in real terms?


    We, the rugby fans, supporters, and players of the game throughout the nation are not personally responsible for the perceived sins of RA.
  11. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    Only if the club Rugby continues. Which I'd suggest is also likely up in the air right now.
  12. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Yep, VFL has been suspended and I’d say other club football codes will follow....
  13. ForceFan Arch Winning (36)

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    And nor is Andrew Forrest.

    He offered RA $70 Million which was rejected out of hand by 2 Board Members (without referral to the Board).
    Be angry with the State Unions (who all voted to axe the Western Force) and RA not Forrest.

    I expect Minderoo to come up with a Plan B for GRR/Western Force but only after the horizon is clear/well understood.
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  14. Rugbynutter39 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I don’t think assistance yes - but games against oz super rugby sides might make sense for rest of season
  15. Kpc Herbert Moran (7)

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    In Russia, after seeing the matches of Round 1, Rapid became much more positive about the tournament and the participation of Krasnoyarsk clubs in it. Even those who used to harshly criticize GRR for changing the rules. Some compared it to neglect with rugby-13 and rugby-7. In Russia, many fans do not like these types of rugby. Even they revised their opinions.
    I think that if we invite a couple of Rapid teams to Russia now, this will be a great step for the development of the tournament with us. So that they play against the Krasnoyarsk teams here. Anyway, in Rapid, now a forced break due to the virus.
  16. Aurelius Ted Thorn (20)

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    Well, it apparently didn't matter to RA when they made the decision to axe us three years ago.

    Than again, I guess it depends on how you define a "serious national sport."

    Anyway, it's a moot point now. If we're lucky this will peak within a few months and life will start to return to normal, and this time next season both GRR and Super Rugby will be back underway. It's just really shitty timing all around.

    Mind you, there are plenty of people suffering worse than rugby fans so I don't suppose we can complain too much.
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  17. Kpc Herbert Moran (7)

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    I already wrote that in Russia there was an idea to organize a Rapid Rugby Russia 2020 promo tournament in Krasnoyarsk in early June (Enisei-STM, Krasny Yar + two GRR teams that won’t make it to the Grand Final). But due to the cancellation of games in GRR, why not organize it in the month of April? Moreover, in Russia the situation is very calm and there is no panic. Teams from Rapid can spend 2-3 weeks in Siberia in a relaxed atmosphere. Get acquainted with our culture, see the beautiful nature. Make a good advertisement of GRR in Russia.
  18. Show-n-go Banned

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    No, just no
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  19. Kpc Herbert Moran (7)

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    What are you afraid of? There are no bears in cities in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk is a civilized city. There is a new international airport, 5 star hotels, all conditions for training and games.
  20. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    My friend. Travel restrictions seem to be getting more and more stringent. Right now anybody arriving back from an overseas destination has to go into self-isolation for 14 days. It is possible that overseas travel will be disallowed totally in the not too distant future.

    We are not afraid of bears, well, maybe a little bit scared! But we are afraid of Covid-19. Best wishes to you and your fellow rugby people.

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