Did always wonder why we had to give up something valuable to get our bail out when none of the other franchises have ever had to do that (as far as I know). We should have smelt a rat then!
I may be wrong...but I highly doubt it, because I'm an Alison
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Hope we can get it back though (before 2020)
Nobody screws Perth like 7
Rebels gave up their IP rights a few years ago.
Got them back with the private ownership deal.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”
Firstly, there will always be one Bledisloe played in Sydney, except when the Homebush Stadium is unavailable between 2019 and 2022 - and even then, I wonder why the ARU don't take it on the chin, ramp up the seat prices to compensate for the seating limitation of 45,500 at SFS and play the 2019-2022 Bledisloe matches at Moore Park.
Secondly, Brisbane think that they have dibs on the second Bledisloe in Australia which is played in alternate years, because they have Lang Park (capacity 52,500), and if they don't get it, then you'd expect either Sydney or Melbourne (Etihad, capacity 53,000) to squabble over getting it.
Thirdly, if the Force is culled in 2018, then the WA Government (and taxpayers) probably won't want to hand over $5 million each second year to the ARU for the privilege of having the Bledisloe played in Perth, after having been conned out of $100 million plus for NIB, new Rugby HQ premises and other support.
Fourthly, the sense of resentment in WA over any culling of the Force may lead to a boycott of future international rugby matches by Perth based people - a "Boycott the Bledisloe" campaign?
"The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David
My understanding is that the Alliance Agreement was drawn up by our legals and not the ARU, so I hope they did a good job with the details.
The Wallabies - Still the only team to score tries and win away from home in both, yes both its World Cup victories!
I vote - and I want a proper rectangular stadium in Perth!
Like I said, not sure how much weight that information had, but if it is true it shows how little time they have actually spent understanding the state.
I agree that the offer is stupid, its just this guy keeps ribbing me for us to accept this deal so I was putting it out there to see if these are the sorts of games from the ARU. Where even the supposed compensation is inadequate.
The ARU was flagging the Rebels Bid as superior because the Victorian Govt was going to PAY the ARU $8million if they got a Bled and Lions Test.