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  1. Quick Hands

    World Rugby Chairman

    No problem for the monochromatic All Blacks though :)
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    Australian Bid for 2027 World Cup

    I'm not so sure that the results of the potential host would necessarily have as great an impact as you suggest. The US previously hosted the FIFA world cup with great success even though they are even worse at soccer than we are. The ability to generate $$$ and to grow the market are...
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    Australian Bid for 2027 World Cup

    GLENDALE, CO (June 10, 2021) – The United States has been formally accepted as a candidate to host one or more of the upcoming Rugby World Cup events in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031. Subsequently, the United States will move forward with a proposed hosting concept following positive outcomes from the...
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    How would you like to see NRC/ARC type comp?

    Mainly because rugby has such a cluttered calendar of tests and SR. SS and QPR extend after the SR season while the tests are on so there would still be the same benefit as the current situation.
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    How would you like to see NRC/ARC type comp?

    Thanks for starting this thread Dan, it's the next big issue for Australian rugby. Firstly as you imply, it's essential that we don't repeat the mistakes of ARC/NRC incarnations both of which tried to put start-up entities into Sydney and Brisbane and thus broke the important link to the level...
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    TRC2021 - Wallabies v Boks @ Suncorp 18/09

    Very good win by the Wallabies last night. Bringing Quade back in has been a big positive. Hooper immense as usual. All aspects of our basic skills have improved under Rennie and we look much more confident and cohesive with the ball than we have for some time.
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Although our 1999 RWC victory was largely built on the foundations of the amateur era - all of the players and coaching staff were developed in the systems of the time. The introduction of SR in 1996 would certainly have added polish to the players, but it wouldn't be entirely accurate to put...
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Insightful post. Which is why the RA strategy should be focussed on 2032 instead of 2022. The sooner that something is put in place which will grow the game long term and provide a strong and durable foundation for player and coach development the better. ((This is not a TT SR competition)...
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    Bledisloe III at Perth, 5/09/21 - 4pm AEST

    This is the essential problem. RA and the state unions seem to think that by appointing Kiwi coaches to the Wallabies and SR teams that our best players will magically be turned into the All Blacks. The issue is and has been for close to 20 years that the development and coaching systems in...
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    The Waratahs would need it to be a Top 12 to be sure of making the finals. :)
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    They should be playing out of Townsville in my opinion.
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    According to the article published earlier they can sign 3 All Blacks, plus any Wallaby or All Black returning from overseas (Europe and Japan I presume). Seems like there's a lot of latitude in that. I think pretty much anyone will be able to play for them (as long as they can survive living...
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    I hear that RA wanted a Top 10 but the Kiwis finally had to say no. ;)
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    But there's also plenty of boys of island descent who have been born in Australia playing both codes of rugby. Family ties are strong, and while it's not the only issue the opportunity to play professional sport and be in the same city as extended family is significant. As a sport we can't...
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Last year, the world-renowned sports consultancy group, Gemba Group, urged Australian Rugby to forget the Kiwis and go it alone. The Gemba Group has worked with Formula One, Cricket Australia, FIFA, Tennis Australia and the NRL on their commercial and broadcast rights. Gemba’s founder, Rob...
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    Shute Shield 2021

    Great project by Eastwood. Top marks to all involved.
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    League will fill any vacuum which rugby leaves in the islands, just as league is attracting many PI boys by offering opportunity. 9 professional RL teams based in Sydney for these kids to play for against 1 pro rugby team.
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

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    Where to for Super Rugby?

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    Refereeing decisions

    Well I guess I'm fortunate that there's not too many people's opinion that I care about.
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