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    Quote Originally Posted by Perth Girl View Post
    I'm in tears reading that.Please Pek send this as a submission to the Senate enquiry. They need to know and have in writing exactly how players are feeling and how they have been treated by the ARU
    Have just sent him the link to the inquiry page via Twitter.

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    In contrast, take a look at the sheer delight on Pek's face at being part of the community work in Fiji this week.

    What a great ambassador for the sport of Rugby and for our country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perth Girl View Post
    I'm in tears reading that.Please Pek send this as a submission to the Senate enquiry. They need to know and have in writing exactly how players are feeling and how they have been treated by the ARU
    Yep. The senate inquiry might also be interested in the lack of support for the players (and staff) in the sacking. I think that might contravene Australian law, as I got support when I got canned and my company never provided a thing more than legally required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Yep. The senate inquiry might also be interested in the lack of support for the players (and staff) in the sacking. I think that might contravene Australian law, as I got support when I got canned and my company never provided a thing more than legally required.

    RUPA hang your heads in shame, where was your support for our players

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWA View Post
    In contrast, take a look at the sheer delight on Pek's face at being part of the community work in Fiji this week.

    What a great ambassador for the sport of Rugby and for our country.

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    Nice to see they are giving away the ARU inventory!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    Nice to see they are giving away the ARU inventory!!!!!
    An investment into the future fans and players of the IPRC

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    Did RUPA provide any help to our guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    RUPA hang your heads in shame, where was your support for our players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    Twiggy needs to provide a competition that has a three year plan to start off with as Super Rugby will have to last that long due to the current broadcast agreement. The NRC is also in that agreement.
    You think Twiggy doesn't already have a 5 year plan?

    COnsidering what he's done to build FMG,I would think that's all sorted very nicely thank you. I would also think that he has contingencies built into the planning for various circumstances
    Force Readmitted to SR
    ARU Goes belly up and needs a comp in short order
    NZ starts to want in
    3 Years to build to cater for the death of SR
    Senate inquiry causes genuine change and we can start to push the boundaries
    Too many Asian nations want in
    No Asian nations that put their hand up has enough player depth
    Too many sponsors
    Not enough sponsors

    and the list continues
    Only the ARU think business decisions are sound without backup plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWA View Post
    In contrast, take a look at the sheer delight on Pek's face at being part of the community work in Fiji this week.

    What a great ambassador for the sport of Rugby and for our country.

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    Every kid wears a Force jersey :proud:

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    Peks comments just highlight the ineptitude of the Un-Australian Rugby Union and RUPA. And this is supposed to be a professional sporting body? The whole organisation needs to go and take some professional development courses.

    Players retiring and having to deal with life after their sporting careers is totally different to have your team just closed down and then the players welfare ignored...actually I'm wrong..the Force were ignored by the Un-ARU for a long time before they were shut down.

    The fact that Matt Hodgson who is a qualified councillor, had to do the bulk of the support work to get the Force playing group through the uncertainty is damning on the Un-ARU and RUPA.

    What a bloody indictment on the clowns supposedly running the game. A sham and a shame!!

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    Pek ... let's think about this one given many employers would look at personality over qualifications and experience ...

    You have proven loyalty to colleagues and management
    You have proven tenacity to train hard, work hard, seek out work to complete, take on new tasks
    You have proven collaboration skills in working with people, resolving conflict, taking leadership roles and leading teams
    You have proven recognition in representative honours, recognition of your hard work and performance levels
    You have travelled the world and experienced other cultures through your work
    You have been respected by your colleagues and have respected them for their efforts

    You have so much more than an awful lot of people I have worked with over the last 12 years.
    You have value as a person, a colleague, a gentleman

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    Quite surprising to hear Pek hasn't been studying or training in anything else to be ready for life after rugby.
    I thought the Force was pretty big on that??

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    I'm sure he could get into coaching pretty easily. Top bloke, great Force man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiraag View Post
    Quite surprising to hear Pek hasn't been studying or training in anything else to be ready for life after rugby.
    I thought the Force was pretty big on that??
    Was thinking the same. The ARU has acted disgracefully in this.I'd guess Pek is feeling pretty down in writing that piece. But on reflection he might want to edit a lot of the personal stuff and put the case for fringe players. Most of us wrestle with that stuff all our lives. Doubt a bloke with 13 years as a pro player to set himself up, who has sold a home and had to move into his investment property will garner the sympathy vote from Joe Public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Was thinking the same. The ARU has acted disgracefully in this.I'd guess Pek is feeling pretty down in writing that piece. But on reflection he might want to edit a lot of the personal stuff and put the case for fringe players. Most of us wrestle with that stuff all our lives. Doubt a bloke with 13 years as a pro player to set himself up, who has sold a home and had to move into his investment property will garner the sympathy vote from Joe Public.

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    Sorry Shasta but that is bullshit in a hand bag. The guy wrote an eloquent piece about a topic that is still raw to him and lots of other players and supporters. My heart goes out to him. He gets it. I hope you guys know that I get it. Shasta you seem to think that Joe Public would think less for his lot in life because he got to work 13 years as a pro player and got to set himself up and got to move into his investment property - SFW? The post is not about that - and if you don't get what its about, then that, my friend, is BIAH.

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