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    [QUOTE=GIGS20;450267]Your complaint might be based upon a misunderstanding of her intent. The talks may actually be going "fantastic" from their point of view. Minderoo are on the back foot, Twiggy hasn't yet taken a nuclear option and IPRC is not running anytime soon. I'm pretty sure Rat's Arse would consider that to be fantastic.
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    I'm struggling with why the ARU/RA aren't being more cooperative. From the way I see things there are only 3 ways this could pan out:
    1) After 2020 there's a limited Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition, which has only limited appeal and even less future. New Zealanders will have more interest in their local competitions, and South Africa, Argentina, and Japan will pull out.
    2) They support the IPRC, which incorporates the growth and huge potential of rugby in the Asia Pacific region. It has the potential to be the biggest sporting event on the global rugby calendar. Australian rugby will have the opportunity to be the driving force for this growth, and the centre of operations. The financial rewards from this hugely popular competition ensure the future growth in popularity and ongoing commercial success of rugby in Australia.
    3) Jack Ma runs with the IPRC idea but it's centred in China, with no input from Australia or New Zealand at all.

    Only one of those options makes any sense to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisk View Post
    Only one of those options makes any sense to me...
    Cameron Clyne would prefer option 4, piss about and make life difficult for IPRC until twiggy gets the shits and moves on, then swoop in after super rugby is dead and use all the groundwork to build a competition they own. Clyne will never be a part of something he can't manipulate.

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    I sometimes wonder whether Clyne is a psychopath. It seems to me that anything that is not his idea - however obvious its benefits are to everyone else - is pathologically an anathema to him and he will do whatever it takes to make sure it fails and he retains supreme power.

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    Apropos of nothing in particular, an interesting read: http://blog.aim.com.au/organisationa...-enemy-within/

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    De Clyne doesn't have a lot of emotions either.

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    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWA View Post
    Apropos of nothing in particular, an interesting read: http://blog.aim.com.au/organisationa...-enemy-within/
    Read one or more of the books about the Enron and WorldCom sagas.
    Read one or more of the books about the collapses of Bear and Lehman.

    Isn't banker a synonym for psychopath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    Read one or more of the books about the Enron and WorldCom sagas.
    Read one or more of the books about the collapses of Bear and Lehman.

    Isn't banker a synonym for psychopath?
    Look up Fred the Shred Goodwin. Former CEO of RBS when they were nationalised and took a huge pay out. There was such anger that his vehicle were trashed. He eventually handed it back. Pitchforks still works.

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    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

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    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Cameron Clyne would prefer option 4, piss about and make life difficult for IPRC until twiggy gets the shits and moves on, then swoop in after super rugby is dead and use all the groundwork to build a competition they own. Clyne will never be a part of something he can't manipulate.
    Totally agree. I'm sure that the idea of running with the IPRC themselves will be on the ARU's radar, but I just don't think they have the capability to pull something like the IPRC off. And I can't believe they could truly think they would have the capability to pull it off either. But then again big egos often do strange things.

    The IPRC is a fantastic idea, but for Australia to be involved the only chance has to happen now. If the IPRC stalls (for whatever reason) I'm sure someone else in another country will follow up with the concept. And if that happens it's unlikely Australia's involvement would be required, let alone have any input into the way the competition is run (or any revenue from it).

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