Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Lee Grant, Apr 13, 2011.
He is touring here soon. Fuck knows what he is doing, but a fuckload of cocaine is my guess.
I saw him on the weekend against West Harbour.wasn't sure it was him as the Tahs website listed his club as Randwick. From what I could see he looked pretty good, made a couple of breaks and looked match fit. With B Foley and Horne unavailable, he must be in the reckoning for the match day 22.
lol he is not that bad like he use to be. Got a little grandson and started wearing suites! lol
Btw in that picture the one all the way on the right is Palu.
It's interesting to go back and read the posts from late last week. One complained about Barnes throwing passes behind people and another said he wasn't out of form.
On Saturday night he committed almost the same errors as were being discussed last week.
The poor guy is sorely out of form - he may still have good touches but generally he's well below par.
And now the hard part of the season begins.
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Shit guys, things arent all that bad!
Alcock, Ryan, Horne?
Shit last year it was Fat Cat, Mowen, Palu, Elsom, Barnes + many more.
Elsom will be back, Palu & TPN will be firing and Jenkins will shore up our defence and bring some mongrel to the pack. Our scrum will hold it's own and our backline will probably have less holes without an out of form horney missing tackles. Add that to a Sunday arvo game of footy in sunny Sydney with a strong home crowd and I think we may be in for a chance this weekend!
I hope Timani gets a start over Mumm.
Mumm is giving away two stupid penalties every single game. His discipline has been horrible this season.
Excellent news and would be great to see them both back on the field in 2012.
I would say its nearly 2 per half
The challenge with Mumm is the lazy shortcuts
Would love to see Lachie get some Tah time this year. He has looked healthy for a while on the sidelines but that is no reason to be optimistic about game time.
Spoke with him before the match today and he couldn't say when, but was likely to turn out for the Tahs before season's end.
I got the same response from him. He is a pro though and won't rush it too early.
Alcock should be back next week. Foley is still 2/3 weeks away, but they said that last week. Everybody else should be right but Kepu looked dodgy yesterday - his leg tightened up.
This from the Tahs Media Unit
Waratahs Rugby announces profitable 2011
Waratahs Rugby today reported a net operating profit of $49,990 for 2011, its first full financial year of operation.
The result is the state’s best in five years and comes off the back of a $201,939 loss for the six months to December 2010. Announcing the figure to the Board at last week’s Annual General Meeting, Chairman Edwin Zemancheff called the result “exceptionally pleasing”, adding that the year had been a turning point in shaping the long term direction and economic viability of professional Rugby in NSW.
“In the face of significant financial challenges and in only our first full year of operation, it is exceptionally pleasing that Waratahs Rugby Limited reported a successful year, contributing $1,175,000 to the community game through License Fees and other grants to New South Wales Rugby Union, yet still recording a net operating profit of $49,990,” said Zemancheff.
In June 2010, NSWRU established NSW Waratahs Ltd, a distinctly independent subsidiary, and granted it a licence to administer all aspects of professional rugby in NSW, including the HSBC Waratahs’ participation in the Super Rugby competition.
“This financial result is an exceptional achievement for the whole of Waratahs Rugby and all of our stakeholders,” added Chief Executive Officer Jason Allen.
“For the management team to turn around the business in such a short period of time is testament to the commitment and desire of everyone here to deliver a sustainable future for Rugby in NSW. I’d like to say a big thank you to all involved, including our partners, members and fans alike,” said Allen.
On the field, the HSBC Waratahs made the Semi-Finals of the 2011 Super Rugby competition, a considerable achievement given the brutal injury toll with which they had to contend. That success was due in part to Head Coach Chris Hickey who signed off his three-year tenure with an outstanding 63% success rate and two departing legends of the game, Phil Waugh and Al Baxter, who between then amassed an extraordinary 250+ NSW caps and whose positive influence on NSW Rugby cannot be overestimated.
Off the field, notable achievements of 2011 included:
* Revenue from membership grew by $496,827, with the number of ticketed memberships up by 33 per cent versus 2010.
* Over 90 per cent of sponsors were retained from the previous year and the year also saw the commencement of an exciting new sleeve partnership with Volvo Car Australia.
* Revenue from sponsorship increased by $409,206.
* Income from Corporate Hospitality also grew by $225,729.
The 2011 season also saw the creation of a new media platform, in the form The Code: Behind the Scenes with the HSBC Waratahs, aired as an eight-part weekly series on Fox Sports. In a first for Australian Rugby, the documentary was compelling viewing for its unique insight into the inner sanctum team environment, attracting an astonishing 851,633 TV viewers, with countless more connecting with the team through the resulting enhancements to its digital and social media presence.
Continuing its commitment to key stakeholders, in October 2011 Waratahs Rugby launched a new Community Connection program, aimed at bringing players and supporters closer together through a host of school, charity and community events planned for NSW through 2011/12 and beyond.
The 2011 season also saw the organisation further its understanding and appreciation for the fundamentals of the Waratahs Rugby identity. One of the key outcomes of this research was the establishment of match day themes for 2012 that both celebrate NSW Rugby history and help the club to better engage with the greater Rugby communities, from the introduction of two afternoon games and the inclusion of junior march pasts, to the special celebration of 130 years of NSW and Queensland Rugby rivalry that was commemorated with the opening match of the new FxPro Super Rugby season.
But Allen warned that plenty of significant challenges await the sport in 2012. “There remain a number of significant challenges to be overcome in forthcoming seasons, starting with the areas of membership and matchday attendances, which remain crucial to the continued sustainability of our business model,” he said.
“As a sport, our bid to create market credibility for rugby will see us strive to differentiate our product in the increasingly crowded Sydney and NSW marketplace. The need to generate new income streams will see us explore new and innovative opportunities and the requirements on newcomers the Melbourne Rebels to progressively reduce their foreign player numbers will challenge the Player Contracting Protocols and further test the depth of Super Rugby players that could become a real issue moving forward.”
A full copy of the 2011 Waratahs Rugby Annual Report is available online at www.waratahs.com.au.
Thanks Lee - juts wading through the financials and couldn't resist bringing the registered address of the tahs to everyone's attention - sums it up really:
I guess at least they didn't give the Unit number as "boot of Brock's car"...
It's just two guys and a card table with an old nokia.
and dodgy reception
it's a fairly accurate description: the building has no street frontage. That's what they get for building it behind the league HQ
League HQ is such a bland building yet it manages to be ugly. What were the Trust and the NRL thinking? It will looked dated within about 4 years and then we are left with it. The whole area including Sydney FC, the Roosters and Tahs HQ need to be levelled and designed with some foresight.
League HQ was built in front of it.
Does it need street frontage? It's proximity to the training fields, stadium and the gym and treatment rooms it contains are far more important than street frontage arnt they?
I'm not sure people are wandering by seeing a sign for rugby teams and deciding to go in and spend some money.
What was the deal with Alan Gaffney being member of the week on Sunday?
What will happen next home game? Brackin Karauria-Henry and Greg Peterson will do the high ball challenge at half time?
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