Broader than QPR but what are people's views on:
1. Proposed National Club competition; &
2. Probable cancelation of the Hong Kong Sevens?
. Thanks for sacking Pat by the way, much appreciated!!
I would rather persist with the NRC model.
NZ has a club rugby and national comp model that works quite well.
I like the tribalism of club rugby and then having a pro comp in NRC in August/September.
I don’t know if the national club rugby competition will be the best strategy for players based in VIC/ACT and especially WA where only a couple of teams are promoted. (What kind of footy do you expect a Rebels of Brumbies player to be playing if their club doesn’t make the national club comp)
Fully expect a arms race where the rich get richer and the battlers keep battling as super rugby talent looks to align themselves with the stronger club teams.
It was my understanding that a lot of the NRC costs were covered by sponsors. QLD are the push behind NRC with the Force not far behind. Is that not the case?
Any chance we see Broncos outcast Izzy Perese playing for the tigers while he figures out his next move.
I got the impression he loved playing for the tigers. Will never forget he turned out for tigers and a bench cameo like 90 minutes after landing back at Brisbane airport from a Reds trip to New Zealand.
For club rugby?
There’s plenty of folks getting around in QPR on the recreational drugs.
Interesting to see Jonah Polonga down at Souths in some pics on social media tonight. I wonder if he felt unwanted at GPS due to their drive to get some more props in the off-season. Looks like he will get the last laugh though as reports saying Feao F who made the jump across to GPS has a long term injury and will miss all Super Rugby.