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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahard View Post
    Yep, Sunwolves into the Aussie conference is gonna fix absolutely nothing.
    Just saw Crusaders/Sunwolves 50-3 result. How the fuck is that good for the game? It's such an uneven playing field it's laughable! Top teams getting an easy season draw to play bottom teams, it's a joke! There should be a pools setup where the finals come from the best of pools, as has been suggested by people before. Crusaders game was so pathetic it was laughable. And the Force are being shafted for that performance?

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    That was noted by the commentators after the game too. Why the Force or Rebels should be dropped for Sunwolves when they're rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleypinkbit View Post
    That was noted by the commentators after the game too. Why the Force or Rebels should be dropped for Sunwolves when they're rubbish
    That's actually VERY interesting considering the NZRU has been pushing for us to drop a team & supporting the Sunwolves.

    If the Kiwi's rise up against the NZRU as well we could be into a monumental backflip.

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    The idea and the thought of losing my team the Western Force makes me sick. If we lose Rugby in WA I will turn my back on the ARU and Super Rugby. The sport captured my attention in 1991 during the RWC. Since then I've been hooked watching wallaby games and hoping Perth would have a team so I could watch the sport live more regularly at a top level. I am an inaugural member of the Force and have missed only 3 games due to injury and a family commitment. The fact is for West Aussies everything is expensive so geographically having our own team has been fantastic. There is a saturation of the sport over East with four clubs that sit on the East coast. I don't want them to disappear, but fair go why should we be denied the sport in the west. I would be insulted if the ARU decided to appease us by sending Wallaby games to Perth or even worse super rugby exhibition games of one of the other 4 francises. I am basically saying after the blood, sweat and tears our club has been through to cut us would virtually make Rugby dead in WA. Betrayal is something that sits very uneasily with Western Australians and the Eastern States continues to punch WA in the guts. ARU - don't take our team- let them survive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    The idea and the thought of losing my team the Western Force makes me sick. If we lose Rugby in WA I will turn my back on the ARU and Super Rugby. The sport captured my attention in 1991 during the RWC. Since then I've been hooked watching wallaby games and hoping Perth would have a team so I could watch the sport live more regularly at a top level. I am an inaugural member of the Force and have missed only 3 games due to injury and a family commitment. The fact is for West Aussies everything is expensive so geographically having our own team has been fantastic. There is a saturation of the sport over East with four clubs that sit on the East coast. I don't want them to disappear, but fair go why should we be denied the sport in the west. I would be insulted if the ARU decided to appease us by sending Wallaby games to Perth or even worse super rugby exhibition games of one of the other 4 francises. I am basically saying after the blood, sweat and tears our club has been through to cut us would virtually make Rugby dead in WA. Betrayal is something that sits very uneasily with Western Australians and the Eastern States continues to punch WA in the guts. ARU - don't take our team- let them survive!
    Perfectly put. My sentiments exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    We'll probably see the NRL invest money, revive the RL programs at places like Aranmore College get them into their S G Ball Squad on a pathway to the NRL.
    NRL will invest here, but I don't think they will ever over expose themselves again in WA. Keeping in mind the current situation with the Force, I would say the Ball squad will stay, and I feel the ARU will opt for a similar scenario based on the young players that have come from the Force system.

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    Former ARU boss John O'Neill reveals he could see 'Armageddon' coming but board did nothing about it

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/un...13-gvkenh.html

    ...Management suggested some serious structural changes about how the game was governed and financially managed.

    For political reasons, those adjustments were not made. At the same time, on-field performance had not improved and O'Neill urged the ARU to adopt the same centralised model as New Zealand...

    ...Meanwhile, over in New Zealand, the model O'Neill wanted has delivered back-to-back world cups and Super Rugby titles for the Highlanders, Chiefs and Hurricanes.

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    Same model we signed up too through the Alliance Agreement but NSW, QLD and Brumbies have not. Those 3 are still under the State Union based ownership that has lead to the blow out in costs. The same State Union model that has seen the Brumbies post 9 straight years of losses, 2 bailouts to NSW and 1 bailout to QLD.

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    So what's the likelihood anyone else will be signing an Alliance Agreement with the ARU...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyS View Post
    So what's the likelihood anyone else will be signing an Alliance Agreement with the ARU...?

    Good point Andy, don't ever form agreements with an untrustworthy bastard and that's what the ARU has shown itself to be, along with being an absolutely incompetent manager of the most important issue facing its constituency in decades. Amazing really.

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