Ken Catchpole (46)
Hopefulyl Pona gets a shot bit Saaga fell behind Gibbon and Orr.
Wasn't he contracted until 2022? How does he get out of his contract unscathed yet Phillip can't?
massive implications on the 7s team. I can somewhat understand Holland making the jump but Anderson?
Unless its just a chance to get some rugby under their belt considering we may not see any world series 7s for a while?
Tim Walsh said on "Rugby Nation" that they just want the guys to get some rugby. If they can get a Super Rugby gig for a few months great if not they want them to play in the Shute Shield (so they can all still train at Rugby Australia HQ). I saw Rod Davies is going to play for West Harbour.
The Herald can reveal the Australian arm of American firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is in early talks with Rugby Australia, in collaboration with the Melbourne Rebels, about taking a stake in the sport worth "hundreds of millions of dollars", according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
The Rebels (management) have been very involved with the 2020 “return to Rugby” plans, with Baden steering the ship, apparently. I see this as further planning for 2021 and beyond, so probably not so much the Rebels specifically, just that they have been involved in the think tank.
I missed something? What was said?
It is not clear on what terms the talks with KKR are progressing. With private investment, an individual or consortium might buy an outright stake in a football club (such as Bart Campbell with the Melbourne Storm or Harold Mitchell and Andrew Cox's purchase of the Rebels) or a competition (Larry Kestelman and the NBL). Australian sport does not have a long history of private equity involvement.
Only Archer Capital's $137 million investment in Supercars, headed by former Rugby Australia director Peter Wiggs, which is widely acknowledged to have been a failure, stands as a home-grown example of a private-equity model in Australia.