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    Quote Originally Posted by fulvio sammut View Post
    Thanks, Gerry.
    i was getting worried there for a while, let's not get hyung up about it.

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    i was getting worried there for a while, let's not get hyung up about it.
    Kim on, Lee it alone.

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    Oh come on! No-one's made a Gang Bang Bum joke yet? Rhee Lee Man?

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    Japan and the Pacific Islands for Aussie Super 9's!

    Let's have one of these in WA! Click this link: Saitama Super Arena - New Perth Stadium?

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    Footage of some Korean university rugby. The potential is there, though it does make me wonder why the Japanese haven't tried to include them in the Japanese scene prior to this, at least at uni level, if not the Top-League. I would assume it's a cultural rivalry possibly?



    Anyway, if the Top-League did look to expand now, it looks like Twiggy could be the impetus to bring WA, Korea and Hong Kong into the fold. And if the level of play is more toward the semi-pro end of the spectrum, what would stop the likes of rugby-mad Sri Lanka joining in the fun too? (Unless the financials and time difference is too significant.)

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    Japan and the Pacific Islands for Aussie Super 9's!

    Let's have one of these in WA! Click this link: Saitama Super Arena - New Perth Stadium?

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    "I can confirm twiggy Forrest and I are in discussions about entering the Sydney stars in the new rebel league. @starsrugby we're back."

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    I think that was a pisstake

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    I think that was a pisstake
    So what about Rampaging Roy's Bulgarian Bastards. Surely that's a goer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    So what about Rampaging Roy's Bulgarian Bastards. Surely that's a goer?
    fatso the fat arse wombat better make a comeback as the mascot if it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    I think that was a pisstake
    I don't think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Yes, World Rugby endorsement is essential.

    I see the idea of using it to strengthen Pacific Islands and Asia is a really good piece of brinkmanship from Twiggy.

    World Rugby has been bleating about the dearth of meaningful competition for these teams, this is a challenge from a man who has the wherewithal to solve that problem. The inclusion of Womens' and Sevens' rugby perform the same action......he's hitting every press release about the things that World Rugby value and daring them to stop him.

    The only way World Rugby can credibly say no is to propose a "better" solution, which he knows damn well they can't afford.

    I'm not saying they'll say yes, but if they don't he'll have plenty of ammunition to continue the fight.

    I just hope he devotes as much energy to getting rid of the current ARU management structure.
    The Western Force needs to keep its identity and should be allowed to buy back its IP.
    The alliance agreement stated that they could buy it back at any time.

    It is also come to my attention that SA has not penalised either the Cheetahs or Kings from leaving the Super Rugby conference either in naming rights or ability to play for SA.

    IRB,SANZAAR & ARU should be assisting a new Australasia conference to stop the flow of players to Europe and keep players in employment especially the Western Force and its strong grassroot programme in Rugby WA.

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    Just throwing some thoughts out into the wild.

    Are the teams in this new comp going to be privately owned?
    Forest's Force, Shanghai Alibabas etc. I'm sure there are Malaysian billionares and some in Hong Kong that may want to own their own teams.
    Is there a salary cap or limit on the number of 'marque' signings?
    With the amount of money that could be on offer it's possible that a lot of players could come back from Europe or move from NZ, Aus, RSA for big money.
    Will the TV rights be sold to Cable TV in China, Japan etc.?
    I'd imagine that the number of Cable TV subscribers (if such a thing exists) in China alone would outnumber those in Europe, RSA, NZ and Aus combined.

    People (mostly on other forums) keep saying that this comp won't get off the ground but if the money is there to pay the players similar to what they can get in Europe then this comp could destroy Super Rugby just by taking all the talent.

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