I can spend a Sunday afternoon tuned into SuperSport Rugby, they do 30 min of every game from the URC, Super Rugby, ENG prem all day. Great way to catch up on games for me. Kids don't normally allow it to happen though.
If Eloff leaves it won't be for another Aussie side, I'm sure his manager would be receiving some big money offers from France as his the type of prop they love. Big with a big engine and no international commitments.
Hey shiggins, next time the Rebels get flogged. Please remember that none of us came in and dug in. After last week we could all be hear digging in with embarrassing comments etc.
No more, I get you hate us. You have every reason to. But time to move on with your negative crap in our match...
I was 18, so a kid who was allowed to drink.
Also remember that the weekend of Aus v Ireland in Melbourne was big, International rules (that AFL/GAA crap) was Friday night at the MCG, Rugby Sat and Melbourne Cup the Tuesday.
I remember in 03 going over to Adelaide for a weekend and it was pumping for a small country town, Australia v Namibia was on Sat and Ireland v Argentina on the Sunday. They had to order a emergency supply of beer from Melbourne as they were running dry on Sat.
Went to the Ireland game, $10...
The biggest crowd at Suncorp in 03 was 48k, what was the capacity at the time? I know docklands is 56K with standing tickets. Biggest crowd at the stadium other then UFC is the Lions tours in 2013 and 2001.
It's a good question, I think the Aviva ownership has a lot to do with it. It's shared ownership with the FAI rather then sole ownership like it did in the past. The operational cost on a stadium must be scary, as an apartment building manager the numbers spent yearly on required servicing is...
IRFU control everything with regards the 4 teams, but Leinster do seem to have the strongest squad and defiantly now have the best academy system. I don't think they pay more then French or English clubs, but they do manage players workload a hell of a lot better.