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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Also the bit about Perth raised boys having to leave their recently widowed mother on her own in Perth, if they want to continue playing professional rugby. Good one ARU!
    The USA air force would report that their carpet bombing mission of Perth rugby sites on behalf of their allies, the ARU. was hugely successful, however there was some unavoidable "minor collateral damage" and a few casualties among the local civilian population who were close to the ARU's enemies.

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    Then how do reckon you'd go with a Kiwi bro in law who thinks it's hilarious to e mail you the Rabble season preview?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Anything about "how great Melbourne is" from our former players is just a puff piece that gives me the shits.
    Anything about whether they sell Unit Trusts down at Vic Markets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
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    Do you think a Judge would give you leniency Alison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewM View Post
    Do you think a Judge would give you leniency Alison?
    Judge Hammerschlag might

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    Do you think a Judge would give you leniency Alison?
    I reckon that’d be fair!

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    I’d stab him!!
    Bit of a weirdo all round really. Been in West Oz about 40 years took citizenship and now watches more AFL than Rugby. That's frikken stupid enough but the bloke doesn't even support a WA team in that! Fuggun Hawthorne supporter. I reckon he's suffering senile onslaught ADD.

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    Pay rise for rugby players, but only until 2020
    Women’s sevens players will benefit from gender equality in the new pay deal
    Women’s sevens players will benefit from gender equality in the new pay deal
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    There will be a pay rise for Super Rugby players and more players per team, but the rugby pay deal to be announced today will carry over only until the end of the broadcast deal in 2020 because of uncertainty over what form the competition will take in the future.

    The Collective Bargaining Agreement, negotiated between Rugby Australia, the four Super Rugby franchises and the Rugby Union Players Association, is only the fifth signed in the 22-year history of Australian professional rugby and unlike the one agreed to in 2003, which had a nine-year term and a six-year rollover, it has an expiry date of December 31, 2020.

    Whether Super Rugby evolves at that point into a trans-Tasman competition or some sort of merger with Andrew Forrest’s Indo-*Pacific Rugby Championship, the general belief is that the present iteration of southern hemisphere professional rugby is unsustainable. If South Africa hives off from SANZAAR at a provincial level and joins up with Europe — which is on the same time zone — then a seismic upheaval in the game is potentially only three years away.

    For the moment, however, the intention permeating the CBA *negotiations was to restore some semblance of normality to Australian rugby following a brutal 12 months during which the Western Force was cut from Super Rugby. Although the Perth club will be missing from Super Rugby at least for the next three years, its *influence is apparent again and again throughout the deal.

    The average Super Rugby player will receive $225,000 in 2018, an approximate pay rise of 10 per cent. But this is based on 2016 figures because, frankly, 2017 was too chaotic, with exit contracts paid to Force players who re-signed with the club before it was cut.

    Players will also receive an extra week’s vacation and, importantly, it must be taken as a block rather than parcelled out on a day-by-day basis as many of the *franchises currently do.

    Additionally, Super Rugby franchises will be permitted to sign between 36 and 40 players. This is an increase of at least five players on present numbers. Still, now that there is one less franchise, the overall base of professional players involved in Super Rugby has shrunk from 175 to just 160.

    Significantly, gender equity — at least at the entry level — has been achieved with the women’s and men’s sevens teams being brought up to the level of a Super Rugby wider training squad *contract. Sevens player Shannon Parry was heavily involved in negotiations, along with RUPA president Dean Mumm.

    Players brought into the sevens program on a full-time basis will earn an annual salary of $44,200. Where players are brought in on a less-than-full-time basis, they will be paid $850 a week. Sevens rookies will also be able to access *Australian Institute of Sport grants — a pool of about $400,000 has been provided — while Super Rugby beginners can also receive a top-up of $2000 for each competition match they play.

    The issue of how the salary cap fits into the CBA is expected to be discussed at today’s press conference; in particular, how the Melbourne Rebels are able to absorb so many “refugees” from the Western Force without blowing their salary cap wide open. It is understood that RA is expected to announce it will *regard 2018 as a transitional year because of all the upheaval, which will allow the Rebels to operate without punishment.

    That’s appropriate, given that none of the Force players was signed by the Rebels without the countersignature of the national body, but it also raises the issue of how Queensland, which benefited not at all by the Force’s closure — which may well have been its own fault — will be compensated.

    From an RA point of view, the deal successfully allowed the high-performance side of the program to be maintained and improved while not detracting from its stated intention to pour money into grassroots rugby.

    While RUPA mainly got its way, preserving the revenue *sharing model whereby it gets a contentious 29 per cent of player generated income, it has given some ground, with players’ funds being directed into high-performance programs.

    The negotiations were effectively Bill Pulver’s last contribution to Australian rugby in his role of chief executive officer and certainly the fact that the rugby deal was done harmoniously is a credit to the fact that he made himself available for all meetings.

    Incoming CEO Raelene Castle will begin work next Monday with a host of problems to solve — but at least she will not be welcomed with an industrial dispute on day one.

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    The Rabble will get their punishment again when they run out of money and be forced to look for another buyer as the VRU are near broke. No way they could sustain the heavy losses that failure of an organisation brings.

    Just don't expect Alan Winney to be the savour the same parasites are still on the board.

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    Wow Bill did the job he's paid a ridiculous amount of money for and attended some meetings!! Amazing 😡

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    I am so looking forward to the publication of the 2017 ARU accounts.

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