Nicholas Shehadie (39)
Seems to me on the admin side. Lots of pots calling kettles black and lots of people in glass houses throwing stones that may come back at them.
Another year with Gibson at the helm will see the Tahs fall back in with the pack.
It’s just a few people on this forum it’s not indicative of the wider population. But shouldn’t be surprised given that the people who continue to claim that Twiggy provided nothing are the same ones who believe the current ARU board are a functional group of people.
Western Force/RugbyWA out of administration, some other big changes:
-Rugby Australia has forgiven RugbyWA debt
-WA Govt has offered guaranteed other long term debt
-Rugby WA has again taken ownership of the Western Force naming rights and IP.
-RugbyWA will remain at the RugbyHQ facilities
-Future Force Academy will remain operating
-Twiggy has provided $2million grant for general administration of RugbyWA, The Future Force Academy, Women’s Rugby and Junior development.
-led by Force Legend Matt Hodgson (Hodgo), Minderoo has also committed specialist management and high- performance resources to help us rebuild, rearm and prepare for our next taste of professional Rugby.
@Gnostic, I have moments like this too - plenty of them. Once I let the red mist fade though it's hard to see how a scorched earth approach will benefit. No that doesnt make what we have any better.
The sad thing is that I honestly believe that it will come to a head anyway. The shrink to Greatness philosophy "demonstrated" we can only maintain 3 teams. Unless something changes that will out sooner or later. Broadcast fund must surely dip at the next stage and the Super concept must surely be under the pump at the next negotiations.
ARU have pretty much guaranteed that we are a minor party at those discussions.
Kudos is not due to the ARU in any part of this process.FANTASTIC!!!
Cannot believe how long it has taken for common sense to take hold and for ARU to get back to working positively for their stakeholders.
Plenty more, I think, is required, but kudos where it is owed.
Kudos is not due to the ARU in any part of this process.
You don't get kudos for ceasing to be destructive.
Was reading in the Australian article quoting Brett Robinson on iprc and pending discussions today. Language very positive about getting resolution and considering iprc as gateway to post 2020 broadcast deal on assumption South Africa decides future is in Europe. Re 5 oz sides, 5 kiwi sides and 5 Asian sides to possibly form new super 15 comp.Completely understand this. However would we prefer they had continued belligerence?
Smart move would have been for the old board to remove itself and let a new board start afresh.
I’m just happy to see progress no matter how belated or beligerent.