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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    I would recommend putting up some banners to tell the public what you think of the ARU. The leaguies will give you plenty of sympathy as they don't like the ARU either and it will be on FTA tv with an international feed.
    I think the more likely reaction will be, "Rugby union sucks!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by F Man View Post
    I think the more likely reaction will be, "Rugby union sucks!!!"
    Look at how long it took them to get over the ARU signing Tuqiri, Rogers and Sailor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    Look at how long it took them to get over the ARU signing Tuqiri, Rogers and Sailor
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    That's rugby league's strength in this region, along with the large uptake of the sport by the Pacific Island diaspora in Australia.
    It also helps that the money available in RL is enough that they can live on it in Australia and still manage to send some home to the family in the Pacific Islands. RU just doesn't compete with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    RU just doesn't compete with that
    But with the inception of IPRC it will be able to infuture. We already have the Fiji Drua. No reason why they can't compete in IPRC and NRC. Ditto Tonga & Samoa - or at least a combined PI team in IPRC with other PI players spread into the asian franchises.

    Personally, I don't mind which code they play. Just that I'd much prefer to see them play in our time zones and still earn what they deserve.

    TBH I'm a little disappointed we didn't get one of them at NIB. Saturdays Tonga v NZ match at Waikato stadium is going to be huge. Apart from the game itself I can't wait to see if the pre-match cultural challenges can match last week's. The bloke who called that one is normally a Super Rugby commentator and in his words "We have never seen scenes like this in NZ". It really was something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    TBH I'm a little disappointed we didn't get one of them at NIB. Saturdays Tonga v NZ match at Waikato stadium is going to be huge. Apart from the game itself I can't wait to see if the pre-match cultural challenges can match last week's. The bloke who called that one is normally a Super Rugby commentator and in his words "We have never seen scenes like this in NZ". It really was something!
    I would go back to Fiji vs Samoa doing the same thing in front of 60,000 people at Eden Park at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but yeah this was incredible. Hopefully we see the same thing this weekend with the Haka and the Sipi Tau the crowd should be about 50/50 and, with the NZ to Tonga defections and top spot in Pool B at stake, the atmosphere will be insane. I think part of the reason everybody is so hyped about Tonga at this tournament is that we have a genuine fourth team for the first time since probably Wales in the mid-90s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    I would go back to Fiji vs Samoa doing the same thing in front of 60,000 people at Eden Park at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but yeah this was incredible. Hopefully we see the same thing this weekend with the Haka and the Sipi Tau the crowd should be about 50/50 and, with the NZ to Tonga defections and top spot in Pool B at stake, the atmosphere will be insane. I think part of the reason everybody is so hyped about Tonga at this tournament is that we have a genuine fourth team for the first time since probably Wales in the mid-90s.
    Yeah don't know what Taumalolo gave up but the Oz players will reportedly pocket 50G each - if they win. So Fifita has surely put heritage before the mighty dollar. I think why those challenges were so riveting last week was that they seemed to be codinated. Each team doing part of their challenge then the other in turn (abt 3 each) and each time moving closer until they were almost toe to toe.

    If Fiji hold their discipline, maintain completion rates and still play plenty of footy like last week, they will not be too far off the pace either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    If Fiji hold their discipline, maintain completion rates and still play plenty of footy like last week, they will not be too far off the pace either.
    We'll get a better idea this Friday I reckon. Fiji have been tremendous so far but the USA and Wales teams they played were garbage - Italy should at least put up a fight. The loser of Saturday's match plays Fiji instead of Lebanon in the quarters so that adds extra incentive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F Man View Post
    I think the more likely reaction will be, "Rugby union sucks!!!"
    Until I have the chance to watch some rugby without lining the arus pockets, I have a tendency to agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
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    Drinks package included I hope. Nice score.

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    Drinks package included I hope. Nice score.
    Bloody well better be!!

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