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  1. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Twiggy's requests are basically 1. get the administration and franchises focused on the overall development and promotion of the game, not just to their individual benefit. 2. Develop a competition model that is in our time zone, so easy to watch, not @ 1 am or 2 am and has some tribal appeal...
  2. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Twiggy’s already indicated that he is prepared to provide long term passive equity investment via his $17 billion Tattarang vehicle for Super Rugby in Australia, providing the administration of the game gets its house in order. McLennan has also stated that the WF are an important part of the...
  3. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Isnt there like a $5.5 mio salary cap.. but fair enough, WF are likely the only franchise that could easily afford to pay up to the cap.
  4. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    if they want to get bums on seats and crowds back regularly to games they can start with dropping the cost of memberships.. if the season memberships are cheap they will get way more take up. I haven't had a Tahs membership for a few years now but they were pretty costly for not too much...
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    Where to for Super Rugby?

    For the first time in recent memory the discussion around Australian Super Rugby is turning positive. No longer lamenting how far behind the Kiwis we are. The current coverage is championing the new kids. Social media is abuzz with the exciting brand of rugby our teams played last weekend...
  6. Brainstrust

    Australian Rugby / RA

    A few thoughts on Raelene Castle and her successor. The ultimate blame for Folau ( contracting and costs), the poor RWC performance, and not having a TV deal actually delivered before "the bug", will always fall on the CEO ( as they should) and the process for removing a CEO is always messy ( as...
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    Australian Rugby / RA

    No doubt demonstrating my ignorance, but could someone explain the this. It seems now that with the last 2 world cups Australia has suffered a $9 mio operating loss ( in both 2015 & 2019 ), attributed to the shortfall from the shortened test match programs in those seasons. World Rugby enjoys a...
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    Australian Rugby / RA

    The only other rule change i would like to see included is not kicking the ball out on the full from your 22. The GRR games I've watched haven't done a lot to speed up set piece ( as they promised), but the ball staying in play from kicks from your 22 add to the counter attack from good field...
  9. Brainstrust

    Global Rapid Rugby

    Yes, would interested to watch a few games this year. Last year it popped up on Fox and SBS Viceland.
  10. Brainstrust

    Tonga v Western Force - Teufalva Sport Stadium, Tonga - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 - 1000 hrs AWST

    Is there any broadcast or live stream scheduled for the game?
  11. Brainstrust

    Global Rapid Rugby

    Today’s game might be on this link. https://www.fijione.tv/live-tv/
  12. Brainstrust

    Fijian Latui v Western Foce - Suva, Fiji - Sat 25 May 2019 - 11:10 AWST

    There’s a chance the game might be on Fiji one tv live stream. Try this. https://www.fijione.tv/live-tv/
  13. Brainstrust

    Where to for Twiggy Rugby?

    Whatever competition structure is finally put in place, it and full time ( professional) rugby in Australia needs to be able to pay players a comparative salary to what they would get over seas. Reducing opportunities for players to pay professionally doesn't automatically translate into better...
  14. Brainstrust

    NRC onwards and upwards

    Just checking Foxtel for upcoming games. Does anyone know whether all the games are being shown on Foxtel or are they being live streamed instead. I think last year all the games were on Foxtel but looks like they have cut them back?
  15. Brainstrust

    Rebels 2018

    Genia might be past his best but having his experience and maturity around the young halves in Goddard and McGregor will only fast track their development. His professionalism and game knowledge will be a plus for the Rebels.
  16. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Legal action aside, the biggest challenge for the Force now the arbitration is announced ,will be whether their players are happy to sit around waiting for further court room out comes or make the move to other franchises. There is a very small window of opportunity now left to relocate, and I...
  17. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    Think of Dive Ball crowd numbers like this. McDonalds gets more people through its doors than any other restaurant chain in the world. Doesn't mean the foods any good.
  18. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    The ARU reported a surplus of $3.7 mio for the end of 2016. Surely if the Force have now got Forrest stepping up at the final hour ( where has he been all these years ), if the Rebels present a fully funded deal for the next 3 years courtesy of the VIC gov funding ( sponsorship , whatever ) then...
  19. Brainstrust

    Rebels 2017

    One things for sure and that is wealthy mining magnate from WA can't buy it from Cox and shut it down now it is owned by the VRU. That would have been the easiest way to ensure the Force survive.
  20. Brainstrust

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    I am a long time suffering Tahs supporter so in the end Im not directly affected but I can sympathise with the Rebels and Force supporters. As much as the Tahs frustrate me , they're my team and I wouldnt want them gone. so I'm with kiap . "keep the 5" . the answer to oz rugby depth is not...
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