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    All Blacks pulled from Brisbane Tens: report

    Brisbane Global Tens organisers have expressed surprise over New Zealand Rugby's reported refusal to allow All Blacks stars playing in the inaugural competition.

    At least 10 current All Blacks were set to play in the pre-Super Rugby tournament, including fullback Israel Dagg, who is an ambassador alongside Wallabies pin-up Israel Folau.

    But Dagg and his Kiwi teammates' involvement is in doubt, with NZ Rugby obliged under the players' collective bargaining agreement to provide them with a 12-week break from the game.

    The tournament, to be held at Suncorp Stadium on February 11-12, is set to fall too soon since the All Blacks' last European tour match against France on November 27.

    In a move that could threaten the inaugural tournament's star power, franchises have been instructed by NZ Rugby not to make players available, the New Zealand Herald reports.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/un...23-gtxd0l.html

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    Good luck negotiating around the CBA.

    interesting that they are crying about it now when i assume the agreement and it's 12w break stipulation have been in place for a while now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Good luck negotiating around the CBA.

    interesting that they are crying about it now when i assume the agreement and it's 12w break stipulation have been in place for a while now
    Someone just pulled out the calendar to work it out.

    ... ten weeks, eleven... shit.

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    It's looking a bit like 2002 all over again.

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    It's ok guys...Lote Tuqiri is coming to the rescue...

    http://www.news.com.au/sport/breakin...2725aaa558608f

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    It's ok guys...Lote Tuqiri is coming to the rescue... http://www.news.com.au/sport/breakin...2725aaa558608f
    I like the line in that article saying he 'brings a lot of experience' they don't mention that he'll also bring an oxygen bottle and a zimmer frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    I like the line in that article saying he 'brings a lot of experience' they don't mention that he'll also bring an oxygen bottle and a zimmer frame.
    And refreshments? Coke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    And refreshments? Coke?
    Are you confusing him with the other Lote Tuqiri? or a Sailor?

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