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    “It will not have any material impact on the club”. Of course not; the club is bankrolled by the ARU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    “It will not have any material impact on the club”. Of course not; the club is bankrolled by the ARU.
    I think we all know about the dangers of throwing stones inside our own glass-house (q.v. the FirePower saga), but the Melbourne Rebels' continuing tales of financial woe have gone beyond the limits of credible fiction.

    How do the ARU/RA plan to dig themselves out of this deepening financial hole?
    • More largesse from the Victorian taxpayers?
    • Somehow get their hands on a portion of the Minderoo money?
    • Increase the player levy and/or registration fees?
    • Ask for a bailout from World Rugby?

    It's a sobering thought that after 20 years, the Melbourne Storm may only now be breaking even (cumulative losses since 1998 may be in the order of $100M).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    I think we all know about the dangers of throwing stones inside our own glass-house (q.v. the FirePower saga), but the Melbourne Rebels' continuing tales of financial woe have gone beyond the limits of credible fiction.

    How do the ARU/RA plan to dig themselves out of this deepening financial hole?
    • More largesse from the Victorian taxpayers?
    • Somehow get their hands on a portion of the Minderoo money?
    • Increase the player levy and/or registration fees?
    • Ask for a bailout from World Rugby?

    It's a sobering thought that after 20 years, the Melbourne Storm may only now be breaking even (cumulative losses since 1998 may be in the order of $100M).
    A bailout from the IRB would be disastrous as they will expect the money back in pounds or euros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    Its a sobering thought that after 20 years, the Melbourne Storm may only now be breaking even (cumulative losses since 1998 may be in the order of $100M).
    Based on the best on-field performance of any NRL franchise. Even allowing for the two titles lost to salary cap cheating. MRRU are not even within a bulls roar of that ball park

    I also wonder how much advance Vic taxpayer funding has already been thrown into the pit.

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    So many mixed stories on that one and then you have the issue of the major sponsor in financial dire straits.

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    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    I also wonder how much advance Vic taxpayer funding has already been thrown into the pit.
    The amount of money which the Victorian taxpayers are pouring into Rugby Union probably has not escaped the attention of the AFL, and more particularly the attention of the FFA and the NRL.

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    In NZ for a couple of days. Watched their version of Kick n Chase. They talked about what’s wrong in Australian Rugby.
    1. No senior coaching development in 10yrs
    2. No junior Rugby development over the last 10yrs
    3. Snr leadership within the team does not exist. Last World Cup Aust has 100 gamers Giteau, AAC, Mitchell and Capt Steven Moore.
    They now have a Capt that is not the best 7 in Australia and his SR peers did not include him in the players choice for the best SR team. He spends more time fixing his hair than captaining. No strong Snr leadership group effects team culture.

    Loved the show!

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    Japan's Rugby World Cup win against South Africa to be made into a movie.
    with nz actor temuera morrison playing eddie jones.
    that was only 3 years ago.

    wonder if they'll make a film when the aussies beat NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedric rainwater View Post
    Japan's Rugby World Cup win against South Africa to be made into a movie.
    with nz actor temuera morrison playing eddie jones.
    that was only 3 years ago.

    wonder if they'll make a film when the aussies beat NZ?
    I'm sure it will be released to create some interest for RWC 2019.

    The Aussie one will only go ahead if Bozo the Clown is available

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    Will it be released on Betamax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedric rainwater View Post
    Japan's Rugby World Cup win against South Africa to be made into a movie.
    They should make a film of how they bungled it against the Scots, that was even more interesting.



    Quote Originally Posted by cedric rainwater View Post
    with nz actor temuera morrison playing eddie jones.
    Bitter cook the menn sum fockken iggz

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    Japan and the Pacific Islands for Aussie Super 9's!

    Let's have one of these in WA! Click this link: Saitama Super Arena - New Perth Stadium?

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    Australia holding out for a draw over in the UAE.

    Usman Khawaja is a champion, shame the Marsh Brothers showed the same amount of ticker as their scores in the second innings.

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