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Where to for Super Rugby?

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Quick Hands, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    really cant argue with logic like this can you..
    if you aren't going to consider the competitiveness and viability of the Australian teams, then fuck it why stop at 5 teams, why not bring in the Adelaide Rams as well.
  2. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Imagine still talking about the competitiveness of Australian teams when you could just end all discussion by acknowledging it would be a free movement comp.
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  3. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    that might work for Australian teams as they undoubtedly will plunder the ITM Cup, not sure we will see as much opportunity for Australian players going the other way though, I still think there needs to be a quota or minimum number of Australian eligible players in each team.
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  4. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    who exactly is acknowledging this?
  5. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    No one, that's the point.
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  6. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    who is required to acknowledge that is more the question then, and what do they have to lose by doing so.

    NZRU for example, accepted as one of the possessing the single best rugby development pathway in the world at multiple levels, why would they want to break this system by allowing/encouraging their players to play in vastly inferior pathways?
  7. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    To make it a reality.
  8. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I dont follow
  9. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Why would NZ restrict their players from playing for Australian teams? How would a Trans-Tasman comp get done if Australia can't field enough teams without it?
  10. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    There certainly should be a quota system in place. At least 70% of each squad needs to be Wallabies/All Blacks declared. Not eligible but declared. So in a squad of 35 around 25 of those would be declared for the nation in which that team is domiciled and not eligible for selection for another nation.
  11. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    The difference of course is ITM players then don’t have to leave oz teams to return to nz when they suddenly become good in order to qualify for all blacks selection.

    Quotas are fine but I would be more generous on quotas for overseas players in early years.
  12. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    The Adelaide Strawmen?
  13. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    I might be being really cynical here, but if you assume the Force (ironically) are going to survive any cull, and would pick up a few players, how many players each would the other four franchises need to let go to get down to three? Just seems to be a slow and steady outflow of non-essential mid tier players is all..maybe I’m reading too much into it.
  14. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Is this what you do, memes and sarcastic posts to those whose opinion differs from your own?

    For the same effort, you could engage constructively.
  15. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Because it weakens their own depth, devalues their own product and it spreads out their player base to clubs and organisations with inferior development pathways to their own

    As for your second question, Australia doesn’t have the depth to field 5 teams in a trans Tasman comp.
  16. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    I think it more that NZRU then loses control of the players, in all honesty as an Aus super coach who would you rather nurse through the comp, players that were going to play for Wallabies or one that was going to play for ABs? We have got to the point where it seems the Wallabies coaching staff are getting some say in how the Super teams are coached/managed, as is how it should be, and NZRU do the same, there is no way Aus would allow Feek etc to come and get involved in helping forwards do scrummaging work, and vice versa.
  17. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    Some interesting observations Dan. Makes me feel more pessimistic of the notion a solution for oz rugby is a trans Tasman competition. Finding a solution to this mess is in the too hard basket for me and feel bit gloomy on what next year might look like.
  18. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    Double yes. It has been said here for ages. Given these supposed constraints then a TT is not tenable.

    Adam, probable outcomes - Aus franchises are further reduced, effectively or actually to only the teams wanted by NZ. This outcome seems likely though there has been no explanation by it's supporters on how it is funded. We have a scenario following each shrinkage, where a shrink in funding follows leading to the need for a new shrink. Why is this suddenly resolved when broadcast dollars are worse than ever?

    But actually that might be OK, or at least less catestrophic, is the comp funds itself. There is no need for RA to support such a Kiwi centric venture. Effectively a NZ comp with minor Aus teams. Let that comp (the Kiwis) fund themselves. Set rules around availability for Wallabies as a prerequisite for granting approval to join a comp outside of Australia.

    I'd imagine they would take three franchises, on the surface Brumbies, Waratahs and Reds.

    Super as we have known it, is over. RA at the roulette wheel placed all their money on black 6. And failed.

    Now let them get back to Australian rugby, target a domestic comp.
  19. hoggy Jim Clark (26)

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    If you go with a TT competition, you still have many of the structural issues that plagued Super Rugby, what is good for NZ rugby does not necessary flow onto Australia. With separate domestic competitions much of those differences can be catered for without affecting each-other negatively.

    Cross border championships can go ahead, but the make-up of each countries domestic competition should be determined separately, not what suits another party.
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  20. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    How does it weaken their depth if those players who would move to Australia aren't playing Super Rugby already? What product is there to devalue if one doesn't exist? This is making no sense.

    Also if Australia only fields 5 teams in a Trans Tasman comp, the whole thing will be dead before it begins.

    You've got people stilled viewing this comp as a development comp for International rugby. I give up. Professional rugby is dead in Australia with views like this.
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