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  1. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Would be awesome if that were the case but would also require a big pot of money we don't have.
  2. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Perhaps the biggest need or one of the bigger needs is a coordinator outreach program.
  3. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Thing is that's actually not that expensive compared to say Soccer. A few of my workmates have kids playing this year and it's $500 a head. Not that I disagree. It should be free.
  4. WorkingClassRugger

    Sydney Subbies 2024

    Who knows. But what should be the plan is to rebuild the club from the ground up with a focus on building a junior/women's section.
  5. WorkingClassRugger

    Wallaroos v Canada Saturday 11 May (Allianz Stadium)

    Yeah. Saw a lot let go. But we didn't compete enough at ruck time in defence and were too slow moving it on attack. We have a good backline but it needs quicker ball. Certainly did tonight. It would have also caught the Canadians off guard and offside more. Anyway, it was an improvement from our...
  6. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Are you okay? You're making some pretty big implications here.
  7. WorkingClassRugger

    Round 12: Waratahs v Brumbies Sat 11th 7.35PM @ ALLIANZ STADIUM

    I'm just hoping the weather is nice. Going on Saturday for the double header and while I'll be happy to see us close the gap on the Canadians in the women's regardless of the weather it will be plenty miserable if I have to sit through a Tahs drubbing in the wet.
  8. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    People move for opportunities for their chosen career all the time. Look at the Rebels squad. Or the Storm's for that matter. It's the nature of professional sport. Melbourne kids have taken opportunities to play interstate in the past. Hunter Paisami for one. It's far from what I want. But if...
  9. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    You want to use the AFL as a benchmark as it supports your argument while ignoring the reality of the vast chasm in funding between the AFL and Rugby.
  10. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    You seem to be getting more and more frantic as this conversation goes on.
  11. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Where do you think those Vic kids in the Storm system will be playing their games?
  12. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Well, then I'd hope a couple of things have been happening behind the scenes. 1) conversations with NZR about covering the content gap. Ideally with a move to a double round robin season and 2) more importantly measures to maintain the pathways to professionalism for Victorian Rugby players via...
  13. WorkingClassRugger

    Women's Rugby

    The Wallaroos playing Ireland at Kingspan in Belfast on September 14 hasn't been mentioned here. But great to see at least one more extra game for the girls. Though I do have a gripe with it as I'll being flying back to Sydney the day before. Definitely would have made the trip up north for that...
  14. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    But the two scenarios are not the same and therefore the scale is totally different. Even if RA looked to provide the Rebels with more funds due to the scale of the levels of available funds it would not have been significant enough to turn the needle to solvency for the Rebels and frankly given...
  15. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    Say what you will about the Rebels directors. Okay, they caused this mess. Operated a business while insolvent and now want to be bailed out while playing the victim. Demanding they get their way and then have not only the license to operate said business they so spectacularly failed operating...
  16. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    The AFL's current broadcasting deal is worth $4.5b dollars over 7 years. RA's is $100m over 3 with a 2 year option to extend which was taken making it roughly $166m over 5. Do you see the difference here and how they are able to afford it? Again some of the reasoning here astounds.
  17. WorkingClassRugger

    Melbourne Rebels 2024

    No, no, no. They should be allowed to sue RA for not providing them with supposed promised funds that documents show are exaggerated and wouldn't have changed much if anything and then RA should return them the licence. I want the Rebels continue but some of the reasoning here astounds.
  18. WorkingClassRugger

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Probably already covered but viewership is up 11% in NZ as well. And according a many Kiwis I've seen commenting on that its due to the increased parity in the competition this season.
  19. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Which is interesting as after a bit of sluggish start crowds in the Premiership have been up on last season.
  20. WorkingClassRugger

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Well, I'm late 30s and I don't watch any FTA outside of maybe the news. My TV is largely decorative outside of watching Rugby and even then I'll do most of that on my laptop or phone.
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