Thant seems to change from year to year - if i recall NSW teams did alright last year. Even did alright lastweekend.
I'm a good rugby man, that enjoys club ruby.
Thats a good questions that I cant answer.
I'm not a league fan at all but I enjoyed league back in the Windfield cup days where players played for clubs more than money - most of them worked a 9 - 5 job, they were real people.
NRC I have never said i didnt like it - maybe itjust hasnt grown on me yet.
I liked the old days whn North Hbr played South Hbr as a trial for Sydney who then played NSW Country - maybe 3 teams Nth / Sth / Country.
No. Clarification has already been provided earlier in this conversation.
Thats a serious cop out that onlly looks at a pimple (ACT) on the arse of Australia.
All rugby comps play a part in the building blocks of making rugby great again - and it is the same old people sledgeing the Shute, is it jelousy I dont know, it is a rugy comp that is now self sufficient and doing well and is on FTA.
One of our miss givings is only focusing on certains segments, and example ouside ofclub rugby.
Why did the Aust Schools team consistttt of Private School kids.
Why does rugby league capture private school, and a huge amount public school.
Pimple on the arse.
Absolute lol at the suggestions of lowering NSW to 2 teams. If the city that holds near a quarter of the country's population and is a rugby stronghold can't sustain 2 teams then why are we bothering at all?
The problem with Sydney Rugby (since the beginning of time) is that they refuse to acknowledge that Western Sydney exists. This talk of "grass roots" is all horse shit if they don't allocate heavily into the west. One NRC team in the west. One NRC team in the east. Rugby of ALL SPORTS in this country would see instant class rivalry between those two teams. That can't happen if there is no rugby clubs in the west.
Shute Shield clubs don’t truly want Western Sydney to be strong, otherwise they would have put mechanisms in place to prevent the vacuum of talent from Western clubs to eastern clubs.
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If you were a kid who grew up in, say, Penrith, and you were offered to chance to live and work and play rugby in a beachside suburb, why on earth should you be stopped? And how could you be stopped?
Clearly in this circumstance I was taking aim at the practices of the Shute Shield clubs, but yes the ARU are also at fault, when they signed the new broadcast agreement they promised a splurge of funding for grassroots funding in Western Sydney and even an academy... that has all but evaporated now due to mismanagement from the ARUGee there are a lot of things wrong with Australian Rugby, aren't there? And they are all the fault of the ARU.
So we just hoist up the white flag and concede defeat? 15 years ago professional opportunities for rugby were greater then the AFL in Western Sydney.. since then the AFL took a proactive approach, Rugby didn’t and they’ve lost even more ground.Get a grip on reality, old chap. If you are a kid growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney you have a far greater chance of getting a pro contract in the other codes.
Yes it isThat is not the fault of the administrators of our game, as much as people like you like to keep spriuking.
It would not matter how much sacrifice the other clubs make, it would make no difference at all.