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    Melbourne Rebels Statement

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    The Melbourne Rebels wish to reiterate its clear legal position that the ARU has no legal right to “cut” them as a team in the Super Rugby Competition. The ARU must come out and publicly put an end to the speculation. For the avoidance of any doubt whatsoever, neither the Melbourne Rebels nor its owners will engage with the ARU in relation to the sale or cancellation of its Super Rugby licence.

    On 10 April 2017, Cameron Clyne Chairman of the ARU announced that either the Melbourne Rebels or the Western Force would be “cut” within 48-72 hours despite having no contractual or legal ability to do this.

    The Melbourne Rebels made a statement on Good Friday of its position and requested that the ARU come out and immediately state that it could not ‘cut’ the Rebels. We are now five weeks further into the 2017 season with no statement from the ARU. The ongoing speculation concerning our future has tested the resolve of the Club, our sponsors, our members and our fans. The ARU actions are not only impacting our 2017 season, they are now impacting our 2018 season.

    The Melbourne Rebels are a key tenant in one of the world’s greatest sporting precincts and we intend on representing professional rugby in Melbourne for a long time to come. The Melbourne Rebels acknowledge the strong support given by the Victorian Government to the Club and rugby in the State.

    We ask our fans, supporters and members to get behind the Melbourne Rebels and demonstrate that rugby is alive and thriving in Melbourne, Victoria, the sporting capital of the world, at our next home game against the Crusaders on Saturday 27 May.

    We thank them all for their ongoing support and encourage them to continue to stand with us.

    https://melbournerebels.com/2017/05/19/melbourne-rebels-statement-3/

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    Thems fighting words

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    nah-suddenly they realise that they could be under the gun,and that mr Cox's alleged assurance to them that they were safe,was not worth anything.

    looks like the Brumbies have to go ,or no team

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    But isn't this just the same thing said again eg. "Reiterate". Nothing new here-move on. Still no serious legal action on their part, just whinging now the pennies dropped.

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    RugbyWA need to release another statement stating their position if possible.

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    Generally speaking you aren’t learning much if your lips are moving!!!

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    not neccessary--it is all going down to the courts

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    They called upon fans to come to the game.

    RugbyWA don't have to do that

    Case closed.

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    Got to hand it to their speech writers, they're good .. but it does sound like a rally call to their supporters and smacks of desperation. I really hope 5 teams remain and don't like the "them or us" situation the ARU has cornered us into - but we haven't needed to do a rally call, the support has always been there.

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    Just seen an article from Wayne Smith saying Rebels in the clear and the Force are the team in the gun again. Not sure if it his interpretation of the rebels statement for clicks

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    I was going to say so it's back to the Force for the cut this week!! Seriously sort this Crap out ARU..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeansyjive View Post
    Just seen an article from Wayne Smith saying Rebels in the clear and the Force are the team in the gun again. Not sure if it his interpretation of the rebels statement for clicks
    Just read that. It's just based on the Rebels' latest statement. Whatever that is worth. The Force's legal position is unchanged.

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    Showers predicted for tomorrow arvo. I hope that doesn't stop people from coming, we need a strong showing to keep the fight going.

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    It's interesting to see who wins out, the people power of the Force, or the corporate machine of the Rebels. I think if the suits win Rugby is no longer good enough to have us as supporters, sold to the devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Just read that. It's just based on the Rebels' latest statement. Whatever that is worth. The Force's legal position is unchanged.
    Neither is the rebels' based upon my reading of that statement.Not even a syllable from the ARU and Cox hasnt changed his public statement that he wont sell.Wayne is just looking for something to hype

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