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Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by WorkingClassRugger, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Very little about it has been released. From what I have read it appears to be coming out of the FRFU itself. If I find out more I'll pass it on.
  2. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Personally, I think that would be the most ideal solution in the interim. At the very least try to take one game a year to each of the Islands.
  3. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Well considering the Tahs have 'Team Tonga' in their ranks perhaps they should look at heaing out to Nuku'alofa.
  4. half Arch Winning (36)

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    An Australian Super Rugby team won a game.
  5. dru Paul McLean (56)

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    Relax. Its only a rumour.
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  6. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Glad someone else out there realises this. They actually find it quite offensive to be labelled Polynesian.
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  7. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    It is the same when we label every person to the north of us as Asians, and lump them together.
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  8. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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  9. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Drew dated Rice?

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  10. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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  11. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Have you ever been there?
  12. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    I was taught the correct terminology for them as a collective was "Pasifika" which works
  13. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Does it matter?
  14. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Just curious. I have, admittedly a few years ago. Quite a few years ago, actually, during the Super League war. A trial was staged at the main stadium between the Auckland Warriors and the Adelaide Rams. The admission price was the equivalent of $2. There were around 2000 spectators.


    The biggest game in those days (apart from the occasional game against Fiji or Samoa) was the inter-school grudge match, Tupou High School vs Tupou College (George Smith's alma mater). The ground was absolutely packed out. Admission was free.


    I mention the admission price, or lack of it, because Tonga is a poor country, over 60% of national income comes from overseas remittances, and unemployment is very high.

    And Nuku'alofa is the pits. Or was.
  15. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    It was just a suggestion regarding ways to better engage and pay homage to the Islands that have benefitted Rugby in both Australia and New Zealand.
  16. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    The best way to do that would be to give them money. That's what they really need.
  17. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Ideally.
  18. Sully John Eales (66)

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    As a side note my sister posted a nice picture on Facebook and someone called her a Polynesian princess. It took all my will power not to correst them. So proud of myself.
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  19. charlesalan Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Emergency meeting between the ARU and the Melbourne Rebels owner this week
  20. KevinO Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Regarding?

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