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  1. Cymru

    Queensland Reds 2024

    Release mentions a reduction in funding from RA so that's the majority of the difference ...
  2. Cymru

    Queensland Reds 2024

    Reds profit result. $450k EBITDA. https://qld.rugby/news/queensland-rugby-union-posts-fifth-consecutive-profit-2024216
  3. Cymru

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Remind me how that Latrobe facility - announced BEFORE Ballymore - is going? Still hasn't been built (in fact I don't think it's even been started), and meanwhile QRU are coining it in from lease revenue and events. The delay would have added $4-5 million alone in cost escalation.
  4. Cymru

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    You mean the cash that is supposed to be shared equally among RA's voting members?
  5. Cymru

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Sigh. They are if you don't have the money.
  6. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Rugby Australia had the chance to invest in Ballymore. Hamish reneged on the agreement and left QRU to pick up the funding RA had agreed to provide to the Qld Government. More fool him.
  7. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    It's a draw down facility, not a loan. So, a credit card, rather than a mortgage.
  8. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Hardly unexplored. Hospital Cup/SS is on every weekend on Stan. The broadcaster knows the numbers and we can see the crowds with our own eyes if you show up to Coogee Bay Oval etc.
  9. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    You'd rather have 1500 people watching GPS vs Gordon with zero broadcast revenue?
  10. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Snore. All. It's pretty simple. What do we lack? 1. Game time for Super Rugby/Wallabies-standard players 2. More content for fans/SRP (Super Rugby Pacific) franchises and broadcast deals. So let's stop kidding ourselves with made-up NRC clubs or SS/Hospital Cup Clubs which only draw a couple thousand (yes, ok...
  11. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    That would be the 4500-seat Berghofer "Stadium". You'd be better off just choosing the (mighty) Goondiwindi Emus.
  12. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    "Gee, nice windows on your restaurant. Be a real shame if anything happened to them..."
  13. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    What happens is Americans think "gee, this rugby looks interesting - where can I see more"...and helpfully, Major League Rugby is happening that weekend. Might be some bigger crowds at Legion and Freejacks games (which, tbh are already bigger than Brumbies and Waratahs crowds...)
  14. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Just where do you think this magic "grassroots investment" money is coming from? Sheesh. Everyone's got a solution but no-one stops to consider how much it costs. Tahs are broke, Brumbies are on life support, Rebels are doing Rebels stuff on the RA tit... RA needs to be a bit more cost-centric...
  15. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Those membership numbers for the Reds post 2011 are rubbish. Jim Carmichael was calling anyone who could pick a Gilbert out of a lineup a "member". Same nonsense the Lions and Broncos go on with on their "member" numbers. Think they're much more honest these days.
  16. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    To be fair, that's not a bad take. Much better than the clowns Pandaram and Linden, who are shitting on their own jobs by continually talking down rugby at the behest of News Corp, who are still sulking over Raelene having the temerity to put the broadcast rights up for a (gasp) competitive process.
  17. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    So if "centralisation" - sorry, "alignment" ("don't put words in my mouth mate...") is the answer, and Ireland is the model... Well, Ireland didn't make the quarters (yep, valiant performance, top team etc, but all anyone remembers in 2027 is that they've never made a semi...). Out of the four...
  18. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    It'd be both, wouldn't it? Girls Olympic Sevens based there, 10,000-capacity stadium for the smaller Reds/all Roar/NRLW?
  19. Cymru

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Considering many days there have been 5-10 matches on, you're looking at an average of about 1000 per day...
  20. Cymru

    Queensland Reds 2024

    Looks like 11 Roar men's games at Suncorp and one at Ballymore. Four women';s games at the spiritual home (etc, TM) and the rest at Perry Park. https://brisbaneroar.com.au/a-league-men/fixtures/2023-2024
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