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Rather funny that is 2018 the Force had higher attendances than any of the Austrlian super rugby sides despite playing what were essentially just a series of friendlies.In reply to the heading; Sack the coach. Bring back Western Force. There you go.
Yeah they do and fairly easy to find tooHaven't even got 2019 fixtures on their website
NZ time and again have shown that they will put their own self interest first and pick the TV money that comes from South Africa. Rugby fans in this country forget that the biggest rival traditionally for the All Blacks are the Springboks, so the NZRU have no loyalty or interest in helping save Australian Rugby.Needs to be a serious discussion between the various stakeholders of the game about moving to a trans tasman domestic rugby competition. 5 NZ teams, 5 Australian teams. Maybe Japan, but that brings in the huge travel factor.
1 million isnt a lot for grass roots when you think about ithttps://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/future-of-grassroots-rugby-in-doubt-as-rugbywa-asks-for-1m-debt-bail-out-20190612-p51wuq.html
should sue the rugby body ARU and SANZAAR.
Twiggy should clear the debt and sell it as a 'hey look at me/look what RA did' PR exercise.
$1m isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things but the ongoing financial viability of RWA is a concern.
I would like to see a breakdown of where registration fees go. IIRC a percentage goes up the chain to the high performance end which is pretty insulting to WA community rugby players.
Rugby WA is rugby in WA. They go under and GRR will be a waste of time. The whole reason rugby works in WA is because there is a strong local competition. They didn't just plonk the Force here and hope people might like the sport.Why pay the debt when he has his own league already.
Absolutely.Problems run a lot deeper than the death of the Force. I have always believed we are stronger as 5 so this is by no means a dig at the Force.
Rugby has problems in every market it’s in, I love the Rebels but I don’t know about them at the moment there are 3 Vics regularly getting a game at the Brumbies. How? How have they been let go? The pathways in Vic and the game at a junior level is growing with new clubs opening up. But then on the other hand the senior comp is shrinking.Absolutely.
Currently rugby is like the VFL in 1989. Teams in NSW and Qld but not SA.
WA is the third biggest local competition and is not represented at SR level while ACT and Vic are.
NZ must giggle across the dutch. We had a whole process to choose between Perth and Melbourne from about 2003/4 and Perth won. Then Sanzaar said drop a team and RA caved and axed the Force because it was contractually easier. WA produces more players, gets better crowds from under half the population and got better results. And to make it even sillier there's a team in Canberra that just piggybacks off Qld/NSW anyway. Even WSR was more popular than the Rebels/Brumbies are.
A World League isn’t going to happen. It’s more likely that the English sell off their Premiership to Private Equity which is followed by the 6 Nations doing likewise for that competition so that they don’t have to introduce promotion/regulation which leaves SAANZA holding the can once again.I know you don’t want to sell out but I think we need to sign up for the World league the income that would generate for Australian rugby would be massive.
Gives the games in spring more meaning. It does have a fair few issues at this stage like what happens in a Lions or World Cup year?World League reads like a terrible proposal. Pretty much kills off tours and condemns whoever is 13th and below to forever being second rate.
Well what do you know. World Rugby is not going ahead with the World League because it doesn't have the support from the European Unions....Gives the games in spring more meaning. It does have a fair few issues at this stage like what happens in a Lions or World Cup year?
The 4 SAANZAR Unions supported the World League, but needed the Europeans to carry it and once the prospect of promotion/relegation was brought up for the Six Nations the World League was dead in the water. Ah well hope the TV Rights for Super Rugby are well sort afterWorld Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport’s ruling body said on Wednesday.
Rugby’s governing body needed unanimous approval from the 10 countries that make up the Six Nations and Rugby Championship — including Australia and New Zealand — to enter into exclusive negotiations.
World Rugby identified the inability to reach a consensus on key issues such as the timing and format of promotion and relegation as the reason for scrapping the project.