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NRC onwards and upwards

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. TOCC Guest

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    That was the case in the previous broadcast negotiations but not the recent deal, NPC, NRC and Currie Cup were all included in the SANZAR package with unions taking a percentage of the overall broadcast value.

    Last time the Currie Cup and NPC were excluded from the SANZAR package and the unions negotiated the price individually with the broadcaster, this lead to some questionable outcomes from South Africa so this time round they were all included.

    In saying that, there is no doubt that the value of the NPC and Currie Cup far exceeds the NRC.

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  2. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    As discussed on Shute Shield thread, the new Sydney Uni Oval 2 looks fantastic.

    IMO Easts, Randwick, Souths and Uni should play in a Sydney team played out of here.

    Do we really need a NSW Country team? Should the three Sydney NRC teams adopt a Country region and take a game or two there?
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    I'd prefer to keep a country element but you do make a fairly good point in regards to the new Uni venue being perfect for the NRC. I suppose that if they were to go with three Sydney teams then the linking up with three country regions might work.
  4. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    No they did mike up for quite a few games..Dave Dennis from Stars was miked up for example in one TV game
  5. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    The Luke Burgess one was the best.
  6. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Thinking more about it and I'm coming around. The Rams could adopt the Central West. The Rays the Newcastle-Hunter/Central Coast and a Sydney squad adopt the Illawarra.
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  7. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    I agree this concept makes much more sense than having a travelling NSW Country team

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  8. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    It means they may have to create a new South-east team from the ashes of the Sydney Stars

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  9. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Not sure whether this has been covered here yet but the newly branded Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup) is adopting almost all the rule variations trialled in last year's NRC.

    In addition it's reported a small number of premier club rugby competitions around the country have elected to trial them starting this month:

    "[using the new laws could provide] potential [Southland] Stags players with a head-start playing under the trial laws would be the plus side to introducing them to premier club rugby.

    "By the time July and August roles around hopefully it would mean it would be ingrained in [the Stags] players to do the right things."

    Rae expected it would not be until February or March before they would know if they would introduce the trial laws into premier club rugby or not.
    "New Zealand Rugby have got to go back to World Rugby to get permission to implement it in club rugby so it is a wee bit up in the air."

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-ti...ced-to-Southland-premier-club-rugby-next-year


    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/...s-in-national-provincial-championship-in-2016

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  10. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Ozee, does the term "premier rugby" denote anything in particular in an NZ context?

    Is it the top level club comp within a province or something like that?
  11. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Yes it is the equivalent of the John Dent Cup in Canberra.

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  12. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    So how many such comps are there in the country?

    In oz back in the early noughties, premier rugby was the term for the funded attempt to bridge the pro-am gap. Has sort of gone by the wayside now but the name lingers on.

    Not sure something similar was even needed in NZ, what with the NPC being in place for years.
  13. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Premier rugby in NZ is strictly amateur. Players can get small inducements and help with jobs but nobody is paid like Shute Shield.

    There is one premier competition for all 25 or so provincial unions in the country.

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  14. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    There is however alot of gaming and Alcohol sponsorship money running through the clubs

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  15. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Sensible

    So what about this bit then?

    In addition it's reported a small number of premier club rugby competitions around the country have elected to trial them starting this month:

    ... 5th or 6th tier?
  16. Ozee316 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Ah sorry each provincial union has its own premier club competition. They are all separately run as in Australia. Only one or two of these were interested in trialling the new laws from this month in preparation for the Mitre 10 Cup

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  17. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    Originally Stars where going to play out of there this season if they still existed. But they were also going to become the "University of Sydney Stars" so win/loss.
  18. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    Much better idea and all of them each play one home game in the region. I am sold. Can we have this please as much better concept than a travelling NSW Country side.
  19. Forcefield Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I think all the NRC sides should look to play one home game regionally- WA in the NT or SA. ACT in the other one, Vics in TAS.

    There is a good argument that this interferes with developing a comp, but I reckon youd get decent crowds.
  20. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Who pays?


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