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Western Force 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by ForceFan, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    what did he say that you take offence to?
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  2. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Everybloodything!!!!!
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  3. Show-n-go Banned

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    Fuck me, this line made me actually laugh out loud
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  4. 7137 Stan Wickham (3)

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    Facts are facts. GRR is a feeder comp to Super Rugby. Perhaps that will change, but I doubt it.The issues Super Rugby faces are also faced by GRR. If Super Rugby fails, even if east coast teams join GRR, the reason Super Rugby failed will ensure GRR goes down the toilet too.
  5. andrewM Herbert Moran (7)

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    Hmm..what's so bloody annoying about Johnson's comments I hear you ask? Where do I start? Taken in conjunction with Rennie's decision to fly right over Perth on his recent visit and ignore the Force (despite there being a direct connection to Perth), it simply reinforces the message that Rugby Australia are continuing Pulver and Clyne's attitude towards the West, that at best we are there to pillage at will, and to ignore otherwise.

    Castle is saying the right words but RA's actions don't back them up.
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  6. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    You're joking... right?
  7. andrewM Herbert Moran (7)

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    You're right, Castle isn't saying the right words either
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  8. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Didn't they just announce test matches against NZ and SA in Perth?

    And I'm not sure why Rennie was supposed to stopover in Perth for?

    Or what's such a big deal with Johnson saying that Super Rugby teams could target Force players?
  9. andrewM Herbert Moran (7)

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    Yes, but again, this was to RA's benefit - the WA government had to pay for the right. Victoria did too, but they got a Get out of Jail card for the Rebels thrown in too.

    Sorry Slim - I can't tell whether your being flippant or not.
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  10. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    And who would Rennie have a chat to? No one in WA will be involved with the Wallabies.
  11. Show-n-go Banned

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    It’s like getting angry at Rennie for not checking in with an NRC team, why aren’t you just as upset that he didn’t check in with the Melbourne rising or NSW Country setups
  12. Forceright Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Actually I believe they did-they’ve met with 4 franchises. Apparently a one way street as far as finding players is ok. Especially when you don’t have to contribute anything to that pesky development bit. Shoe will be on the other foot soon.
  13. Show-n-go Banned

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    He hasn’t met with any of the NRC setup jeez

    I’m still not sure what the whole problem is? What would you expect Rennie to do? Show up and go, look lads, none of you have any chance of making the wallabies this year and if you have aspirations to I’d suggest you move to super rugby to get some quality competition rather than playing no name sides every week in GRR, would that be preferred?
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  14. Forceright Allen Oxlade (6)

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    .Quality competition... LOL. You mean like the quality games this weekend? Jeez
  15. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    I don't really see any legitimate cause for grievances here....

    Rennie has met up with all four of the Super Rugby teams as they're the direct feeder into the Wallabies.

    It's possible he'll meet the Force at some stage, but it didn't seem relevant going into the first round of Super Rugby.

    Johnson suggesting Super Rugby teams can target Force/GRR players should be taken as a positive for those players aspiring to reach higher levels of the game.
  16. Show-n-go Banned

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    Your team would get beaten by a full strength Sydney uni side, don’t get too ahead of yourself
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  17. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Full on hyperbole there Show. Force easily won the NRC last year and any of those beaten sides would trounce Sydney Uni. Force, admittedly, have lost quite a few of their better players this year, but they seem to have good development programs and an excellent coach in Sampson.
  18. Show-n-go Banned

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    I actually really doubt it

    But it’s a moot point, was just getting at don’t throw shade when your team and it’s comp are subpar
  19. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Getting off topic, but I think the NRC has shown to be a major step up from club rugby....
  20. andrewM Herbert Moran (7)

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    OK, How can I say this in a way you'd understand?

    Believe it or not, there are five professional rugby union teams in Australia, one just doesn't happen to be involved in Super Rugby.

    Sure, the standard of play isn't as high, but it attracts and produces a decent number of good quality players that are of interest to the other professional teams. The state union, despite all the adversity since 2017, is also doing a pretty decent job on that front too. Actually I reckon they
    are doing a bloody good job.

    It happens to be supported by a bloke who has shown he is more than willing to invest big dollops of money in causes he believes in - more than enough money to solve Rugby Australia's money problems from here to eternity, and to ensure that grassroots across the country would never have to go begging again - he could be Australian Rugby's Andrew Carnegie. Having said that, this money could also be used to buy a lot of talent still remaining in the Australian Super teams - he's going to need a few more players to support his comp but lucky for you guys, that's not his style.

    I'd think that being on good terms with such a bloke would be a good idea if I was RA, and if that meant sending one or two blokes over to run the ruler over things, say some nice things and act in an inclusive and conciliatory manner then I'd be falling over over myself to make it happen.
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