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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    I am so looking forward to the publication of the 2017 ARU accounts.
    You'll find it at Dymocks, under 'Fiction'

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    So the ARU crapped on about how they needed to cull a side of the game was going to go broke in 2019 yet now they can afford to plunge money into grass roots and afford a pay rise for players both in 15’s and 7’s.

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    Good to see RUPA got a nice little earner out of it too. Everyone except WA seems to have their hands in the cookie jar.

    Good to see too that everyone except WA seems content to just wipe 2017 away like it never happened. Just a blip. The crash we had to have. Just a simple market correction. No-one died so what’s the problem, right?

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    Geez it's galling to see Rat's Arse bending over backwards to keep the Rabble afloat (again). I'm not normally a vindictive type - the opposite I'd hope. But despite my well wishes to our "Melbourne Force" players and coaches I hope the Rabble crash and burn. And I hope the same future for Super Rugby and ZA involvement in it. I really believe the only way forward from here for Aus Rugby is total is for a re-alignment of competitions where all teams are relevant to supporters in our own time zones. That will need the NZRU (and it's supporters) to get over their arrogant belief (even if it's true ATM) that nobody other than ZA are worthy opponents. Got to say I'm not over confident in any of that.

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    Question for Hansie - has the ARU finalised the distributions to the state unions yet? How does it compare to previous years?

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    This is another one to send to the Senator. They are not saving money and sending money to the grassroots.

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    So I suppose it’s fair to assume that RUPA may have had a fair part of their hand in the culling process!

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    Short answer, the Rebels and ERU conned all the other Australian sides, not just the Force. The under-performing Reds will be pissed, having got no new players out of the Force's demise. I'll bet there's some sort of contra deal to keep them appeased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macattack View Post
    Short answer, the Rebels and ERU conned all the other Australian sides, not just the Force. The under-performing Reds will be pissed, having got no new players out of the Force's demise. I'll bet there's some sort of contra deal to keep them appeased.
    Like the rumoured couple of mil to cover last season's debt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macattack View Post
    Short answer, the Rebels and ERU conned all the other Australian sides, not just the Force. The under-performing Reds will be pissed, having got no new players out of the Force's demise. I'll bet there's some sort of contra deal to keep them appeased.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how the Reds handle the Karmichael deals ... guess they'll be needing a QC !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Good to see RUPA got a nice little earner out of it too. Everyone except WA seems to have their hands in the cookie jar.

    Good to see too that everyone except WA seems content to just wipe 2017 away like it never happened. Just a blip. The crash we had to have. Just a simple market correction. No-one died so what’s the problem, right?
    Mean while over on ROAR, they are calculating the savings that RA have made by culling the Force.
    http://www.theroar.com.au/2018/01/10...rugby-players/

    2017 – 200k x 5 squads x 35 players = 35 mill (175 players total)
    2018 – 225K x 4 squads x 40 players = 36 mill (160 players total)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Mean while over on ROAR, they are calculating the savings that RA have made by culling the Force.
    http://www.theroar.com.au/2018/01/10...rugby-players/

    2017 – 200k x 5 squads x 35 players = 35 mill (175 players total)
    2018 – 225K x 4 squads x 40 players = 36 mill (160 players total)
    unbelievable isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing how the Reds handle the Karmichael deals ... guess they'll be needing a QC !!!
    Have Ryan Louwrens, Marcel Brache and Robbie Coleman got deals elsewhere? They are our only backs I can't recall signing deals. Coleman has played fly-half, centre, wing and full-back, and Brache centre, wing and full-back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Mean while over on ROAR, they are calculating the savings that RA have made by culling the Force.
    http://www.theroar.com.au/2018/01/10...rugby-players/

    2017 – 200k x 5 squads x 35 players = 35 mill (175 players total)
    2018 – 225K x 4 squads x 40 players = 36 mill (160 players total)
    Quote Originally Posted by lou View Post
    unbelievable isnt it?
    No, all too believable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boof1050 View Post
    So I suppose it’s fair to assume that RUPA may have had a fair part of their hand in the culling process!
    They have played a blinder by the looks of it. RUPA are proving their argument that axing the Force is not going to save money and it's time that the RA spent the extra 30 million a year they are supposed to be receiving on the players.

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