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    NZ Rugby boss wants March start for Super

    If sanity and Steve Tew prevail, the start to the professional rugby season will be shunted back to March from next year.

    The New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive told the Sunday Star-Times "there was absolutely no value in playing rugby in February".

    "Our preference is for people to enjoy their barbecues and other summer activities such as cricket and turn to rugby when they are ready, which isn't February," he said.

    But if Tew is to get his way for a new-look Super 14, currently under review, consensus with Australia and South Africa will have to be reached.

    Australian Rugby Union boss John O'Neill isn't as enamoured with the idea of a later start, said Tew. A February start across the Tasman allows rugby to get the jump on its rival oval ball codes.

    Tew said a series of meetings involving Japan, Argentina and the Pacific Islands will unfold over the next six weeks about expansion.

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    but but... i wont last til march without my force!! february works for me!!!

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    oh please don't push it back further!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    The New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive told the Sunday Star-Times "there was absolutely no value in playing rugby in February".

    "Our preference is for people to enjoy their barbecues and other summer activities such as cricket and turn to rugby when they are ready, which isn't February," he said.
    This statement means he can't be taken seriously. Come on, "people enjoy watching NZ play cricket". I think it would be an exclusive group.

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    Sounds good, Feb is far too early, I need to get nice and depressed from working after the Christmas break for Rugby to come and save me....

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    then we would have to chose between club rugby and the force games unless all the home games were on friday.

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    but school starts in february. i wont last till march!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robyn <3 View Post
    but school starts in february. i wont last till march!!!
    In my schooling days we had no Force to look forward to, only the crushing sadness of incoming AFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR View Post
    In my schooling days we had no Force to look forward to, only the crushing sadness of incoming AFL.


    but we do now you dont want it to be like that for me... do you??

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    not till march!
    then i have nothing 2 talk about at the start of school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lara93 View Post
    not till march!
    then i have nothing 2 talk about at the start of school!
    That's right, because you should be studying, mwhaha!

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    i'll have to find another friday/saturday night activity

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR View Post
    That's right, because you should be studying, mwhaha!
    i do that... sometimes. but all i TALK about is rugby. if its not the force it the wallabies. if its not the wallabies, it australia a... what else am i meant to do??

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    there's always cricket, if you're into it like me. but still, they're only allowed to postpone Super14 if they extend the season, in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by force addict View Post
    i'll have to find another friday/saturday night activity
    You're 18 in a few years aren't you? Trust me, plenty of activities on a friday and saturday night
    Quote Originally Posted by robyn <3 View Post
    i do that... sometimes. but all i TALK about is rugby. if its not the force it the wallabies. if its not the wallabies, it australia a... what else am i meant to do??
    Take it as an opportunity to make new friends and work on your small talk skills.

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