Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 24 of 24

Thread: ABC NEWS - Papworth on culling a Super Rugby side at 6:30pm WST

  1. #16
    Rookie Basha69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    70
    vCash
    5134000
    Quote Originally Posted by BLR View Post
    If he has access to information that is private he should be pushing to get this released otherwise Chieka has simply proved without a doubt they are not having an open process.
    I agree wholeheartedly and this is why i feel he is part of the problem as well!!

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #17
    Champion
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,832
    vCash
    5042000
    What a awful interview! The Bird who did it was nothing short clueless ( Which means she can get a gig in the Rugby media in this country...what ever that is!)


    Super League? Huh?


    No reference to other Club Rugby but the Shute Shield

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #18
    Immortal Contributor shasta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mandurah
    Posts
    10,872
    vCash
    5392000
    The Bronze Star of Faith TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by Basha69 View Post
    Cheika replied that this is not the case and i'm not privy to the info he has regarding ARU financials
    I can't imagine him poring over multiple annual reports. His info probably comes from a similar source to Brett Papworth's - "somebody in the know". It seemed to me that Pappy might have a better idea where most of the money is going, now. Hopefully he's not alone.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David

  4. #19
    Immortal Contributor jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    10,258
    vCash
    5388000
    Dry July! TWF Contributor! MO-vember Donator The Bronze Star of Faith
    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    I can't imagine him poring over multiple annual reports. His info probably comes from a similar source to Brett Papworth's - "somebody in the know". It seemed to me that Pappy might have a better idea where most of the money is going, now. Hopefully he's not alone.
    That and he probably worries more about the balances of his own company than the ARU. as long as they keep paying him he doesnt really have to worry about their money

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    I STILL HAVE FAITH!!!

  5. #20
    Player
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bullcreek
    Posts
    485
    vCash
    5382000
    Our national coach showed his true colours when he talked that B. S### About the players being in charge of their own destiny on rugby kick and chase when this all happened.. Thank goodness for the fighters at the Force and Rugby WA or we would be gone!! I just so hope we are successful with arbitration and can get on with supporting our team and make a sucess of it as a big up yours ARU!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #21
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    5,212
    vCash
    5376000
    TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by Basha69 View Post
    I attended a dinner function last night with Kafer and Cheika. When Cheika was questioned about super rugby he stated that cutting a team would allow the money saved to be re directed and distributed to 'grassroots' rugby, i piped up and said why is the team that is facing the axe (Western Force) the one super franchise that appears to be costing the ARU less in funding to operate than other franchises. Cheika replied that this is not the case and i'm not privy to the info he has regarding ARU financials and where the money is going. I wish i had taken a copy of Alison's investigation with me but the flat out denial that this is not the case really concerns me.
    After last night's function and the answers to questions posed i felt really disheartened, i really want the Wallabies to get flogged in the Bledisloe and the Rugby Championship now, Cheika talks a good fight but in my opinion he is part of the current problem as well as the current ARU board. I feel sad for our great game in this country at the moment
    I will email him a copy of my tables! He's talking out of his NSW backside!

    4 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    I may be wrong...but I highly doubt it, because I'm an Alison
    (Note for dullards: this 'signature' is not meant to be taken seriously)

  7. #22
    Senior Player Contributor WF2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Gwelup
    Posts
    845
    vCash
    5158000
    TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    The Bird who ....
    Geez mate, I'd be looking over my shoulder for Andy Murray if i were you!

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  8. #23
    Internet Troll
    I am an Internet Troll
    Please ignore my posts

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Claremont
    Posts
    448
    vCash
    5122000
    Quote Originally Posted by WF2006 View Post
    Geez mate, I'd be looking over my shoulder for Andy Murray if i were you!
    He's right though. The Bird had not done her homework and seemed to be reading questions written by some misinformed person in the back rooms, probably the gardening editor. Papworth didn't have the balls to correct her when she kept referring to the "super league" . According to her we are the "West Australian Force ". ABC care about the facts as much as the ARU do.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  9. #24
    Senior Player Contributor WF2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Gwelup
    Posts
    845
    vCash
    5158000
    TWF Contributor!
    Point taken

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-04-17, 14:08
  2. preseason Super rugby news
    By zimeric in forum Super Rugby
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 11-01-11, 22:58
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-01-11, 06:15
  4. New Super Rugby side on the horizon. South Africa
    By mudskipper in forum South Africa
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 16-01-09, 19:46
  5. News From the Far Side
    By beige in forum Rugby Laws Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-05-08, 10:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •