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    I've been trying to look at both sides of this argument tonight over dinner and a few pints. (My parmie was fantastic as well if you're wondering).

    Obviously everyone knows where I stand from a force fan's perspective. It's shit that the other clubs are circling the half dead carcass waiting for it to get up or die.

    But at the same time (in particular) the other Australian teams need to ensure they are doing all they can to ensure that they have the best talent representing them that they can find and sign.

    This is where Australia needs a centralised contracting system. So that the governing body has the power to pause all contract talks during such a time of uncertainty. It obviously won't stop coaches and recruiters "touching base" with players. But at least then it allows for everyone to not seem like a vulture.

    Can't do a lot about the international interest, as they don't give a shit about the ARU or the RUPA. But it is what it is.
    (Maybe eventually with this "global season" idea we'll see a signing/trading window similar to what other major sports do, but we shall see)

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    Quote Originally Posted by General View Post
    That's absolutely correct though the Waratahs did sign Beale who is not a contracted Wallaby AFTER the moratorium was announced.
    I think you'll find that Kurt ley was a contracted wallaby when he signed his tahs contract. All he needed to do was sign his ARU contract first. He plays for the tahs, of course he is a contracted wallaby.

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    I think there will be a fair number talking to overseas clubs. Going from a starter with the Rebels or Force to a fringe player with a club that is already full of protected Wallabies isn't very palatable.

    Cheika is going to have LESS Australian based players and MORE overseas players who have not qualified under the Gitteau rule.

    How is that going to be good for Australian rugby????

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ43 View Post
    I think there will be a fair number talking to overseas clubs. Going from a starter with the Rebels or Force to a fringe player with a club that is already full of protected Wallabies isn't very palatable.

    Cheika is going to have LESS Australian based players and MORE overseas players who have not qualified under the Gitteau rule.

    How is that going to be good for Australian rugby????
    dont worry - the ARU have a 'plan' remember

    *sobs uncontrollably*

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    I would actively encourage our boys to go overseas if the ARU axes the Force.

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    Adam Coleman and TPN have already be slated to back to the Tahs.....no surprise until this sorted out

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Adam Coleman and TPN have already be slated to back to the Tahs.....no surprise until this sorted out
    and you don't have a link, how are we supposed to believe you when you back everything else up with a link??

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Adam Coleman and TPN have already be slated to back to the Tahs.....no surprise until this sorted out
    eeerrrrr TPN was on his way overseas before he came here but the injury and op meant he couldn't get there in time

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    I reckon any players with a current Force/Rebels deal and an ARU deal could potentially end up in the courts.

    The ARU said that they would honor contracts but the players had to go to other clubs as ordered. Well what if they don't want their ARU deal honored? Whats the ARU going to do? Sack them?

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    I like Cheika's comment re Coleman and DHP .. They can stay in Perth and play club rugby and get paid till they feel like coming east.. Well just pay them.. What a joke.... If I was a SR rugby player in any team in Australia I would be feeling a bit uncomfortable at present .. If the problems of the ARU are not addressed really quickly there may not be any SR next season.... If the force is dropped then we will play it out in the courts.. If the Rebels are dropped they will take it thru the courts.. If nothing sorted SANZAAR wiil take it thru the courts and cull the ARU from the SR tournament.. and Sue the ARU.. End result a broke code with no where to go.. Over 150 players and management with no jobs.. I can see this still being an ongoing thing well into the June test series and even into the Rugby Championship window.. Thats just the Australian crap..
    Now you have got the South Africans.. They will be watching the ARU and thinking if they don't drop a team why should we and then the players will have there say and their plans could all be up shit creek also..
    If the SA and AUS players all get together they could get rid of the SANZAAR board and form a breakaway league and leave the kiwis holding the baby.. or do the Australians just lay down and die ??? Just a few scenario"s that could unfold...

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