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  1. stoff

    Wallabies 2023

    Also it’s Melbourne. Everyone here wears black anyway, so anyone not deliberately wearing gold was going to look like they supported NZ.
  2. stoff

    Australian Rugby / Rugby Australia

    CVC taking a dividend of £27m on their 27% share suggests that the other owners (the clubs) have taken a dividend of around £73m pounds between them over the same period. A £29m debt seems serviceable if that is the case. Doesn’t line up nicely for a sensationalist tweet though.
  3. stoff

    Rebels 2023

    Why does all our merch and marketing have burn city all over it? I’m north of 40 (just) - what is the target audience? Is it actually a thing outside of the Rebels marketing department and I’m just too old to know? I’ve always wondered - it’s great you guys are here to ask.
  4. stoff

    Australian Rugby / Rugby Australia

    Something that interests me from your analysis @RugbyReg is how the each of the coaches may have made their own fortune over time. For example Robbie Deans has a high upset rate, but a low favourites win rate. Dave Rennie has the same. Have they had early losses as favourites that inflates their...
  5. stoff

    Rebels 2023

    We’ve finally found what’s held us back from success the past 12 years. We weren’t French looking enough! Victorian rugby, and Victorian sporting teams more generally, wear navy blue. It’s our state colour. The pink on the away jersey and training kit comes from our states floral emblem. Fuck...
  6. stoff

    Lions Tour 2025

    I think that’s the thing. It’s another level of distillation of talent. You aren’t a top level athlete without being ruthlessly competitive - it’s another chance to test yourself at an arguably higher level (albeit without the time together as a team to be as potent as possible).
  7. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    From start of run to strike. Also it's 3 seconds if I'm being pedantic.
  8. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    Wobs first penalty 19:09 to 20:06 on spidercam feed. Some guesswork on this so used the camera cutaway from Slipper as the indication to kick. Wallabies first try 25:03, kicked 25:56. Who was wasting time?
  9. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    Had to check the spdercam for the next score. Cane indicates for the sticks at 8:06 on the feed time, Barrett makes contact at 9:09 after starting his run at 9:07. Law 8:21. The kick must be taken within 60 seconds (playing time) from the time the team indicated their intention to do so, even...
  10. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    AB first try whistled at 3:10, Mounga starts conversion kick at 4:47 and hits it at 4:49. Law 8.8.d The kicker: Takes the kick within 90 seconds (playing time) from the time the try was awarded, even if the ball rolls over and has to be placed again. Sanction: Kick is disallowed.
  11. stoff

    Rebels 2023

    Maybe if they give us some more arvo games. I want to bring the kids and get them into it more, but we normally get one game a year I can bring them to. The scheduling isn't great for people with young families. I know the afternoon games aren't great for other groups, but it's not like it's...
  12. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    One thing I noticed that made a difference in this test was that the ABs didnt score in the lead up to half time - I dont have stats to back this up, but my recollection is that they are very dangerous from 30-50 minutes and pretty much always put points on us either side of the break. They went...
  13. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    I noticed at the ground that it looked like they didnt sell the restricted view seats next to the level three scoreboards. That's probably twenty or so seats at each side of the two scoreboards. The roar after Barrett scored the final try was the loudest thing I can recall hearing at a sports...
  14. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    I try to ration my disappointment over the year.
  15. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    https://www.betootaadvocate.com/advocate-in-focus/rugby-australias-marketing-pigeon-takes-the-month-off-because-melbourne-goes-to-everything/
  16. stoff

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    Just had a look at the ticket map - they have moved a heap of tickets since they opened up the $50 tickets
  17. stoff

    Wallabies v Springboks II, Allianz Stadium 7:35pm 03/09/22

    You hope lessons have been learnt, but Marvel Stadium was known as "the beach" in its early years and that was only under AFL loading. AAMI Park looked like the carpet was being rolled up under the scrums at one point. Suncorp has also had issues. It can't be easy establishing a surface in...
  18. stoff

    GAGR Wallaby POTY v South Africa (1st test)

    3. Koroibete 2. McReight 1. Phillip
  19. stoff

    Rebels 2023

    Wednesday isn't a standard for junior Rugby. Plenty of clubs train Thursday. It is a standard for state school sport though.
  20. stoff

    Rebels 2023

    They didn't have numbers for firsts and reserves, and with only about 8 returning firsts, the team wanted to play prem reserves. Vicrugby wanted them to play Prems, so the team withdrew. I think there is a group still training down there.
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