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    For the Archives: Perth rallies to Super 14

    These older articles are quite possibly gonna start disappearing from the net as media outlets clear old stuff. Just putting it here for posterity ...

    Perth rallies to Super 14
    By Stathi Paxinos
    November 15, 2004

    Western Australia continued its high-profile campaign for a Super 14 rugby union team when up to 7000 people rallied at Subiaco Oval yesterday to support Perth's bid to host Australia's fourth team in the elite southern hemisphere provincial competition.

    The rally was organised by parents Jennifer Hoskins and Irma Cooper and their 14-year-old sons Tobias and Billy, who play junior rugby, to garner grassroots support for the competition.

    Melbourne and Perth are involved in a battle to be named the host city of Australia's fourth team when the competition is expanded in 2006 and bid organisers will hand their final submissions to the Australian Rugby Union on Friday with a decision to be made early next month.

    Tobias Hoskins yesterday said he was amazed at the level of support for an idea that developed around the kitchen table.

    "Everyone has been so supportive, everyone is so keen to get involved, I just cannot believe how many people turned up and want this," he said.
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    "If this turnout and the spirit of this day is any indication, then Perth deserves it way more than Melbourne."

    RugbyWA chairman Geoff Stooke said he was extremely happy with the response.

    "Getting over 6000 people on a summer's day in Perth, when the beach is probably more appealing than being at Subiaco Oval, is fantastic," Stooke said.

    But, Victorian Rugby Union general manager Ron Steiner said Melbourne's bid had been more concerned with concentrating on satisfying the criteria set down by the ARU.

    "What they've done is very good, but at the end of the day the bid's going to be decided on the long-term future and commercial viability and they're the things we're focusing on," Steiner said.

    "I'd rather see a crowd come to our game than to a rally, that's what our focus is. I'd match the spirit and commitment of 1000 at a Weary Dunlop (business) club lunch against any 5000, 6000 or 7000 that Perth care to suggest."

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...384428819.html

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    As many may know, in addition to still playing for Cott - Tobias Hoskins is a Community Rugby Development Officer with RugbyWA ...

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    Coach, how about a poll for this one

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    I was there

    I got one of the Super Rugby for Perth t-shirts at the gate and I still have it

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    I was there - I even survived that Cosima De Vito song that scared half of the crowd out of the stadium.

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    yep was there,built up a healthy thirst walking to the stadium,got sidetracked on the way home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    I was there - I even survived that Cosima De Vito song that scared half of the crowd out of the stadium.
    win/win

    We got a Super Rugby team and she pissed off back to obscurity

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    win/win

    We got a Super Rugby team and she pissed off back to obscurity
    And insurance covered the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    I was there

    I got one of the Super Rugby for Perth t-shirts at the gate and I still have it
    Me too - pretty sure I was in the the "R" or "P" for Super!

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    I've still got the picture of the "Super Rugby for Perth" spelt out in the middle of Subi somewhere

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    wasnt there. had this total prick for a head of school who hated non essential absentees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    I was there

    I got one of the Super Rugby for Perth t-shirts at the gate and I still have it
    I have the T Shirt too...and also the Poster in my Garage - SUPER 14 FOR PERTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleypinkbit View Post
    Me too - pretty sure I was in the the "R" or "P" for Super!
    EP You would have been near me I was in the P in the word Perth!!! LOL!!! Gosh it was soooooo hot that day!!! If someone does have the ariel shot of us I would dearly love one!!!

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    Seems we were all in the "P' for Perth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    wasnt there. had this total prick for a head of school who hated non essential absentees.
    Wasn't there had a school full of total wankers who would have winged for the next three years if I missed a day for something so 'frivolous'

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