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    Melbourne Rebels vs Argentine Jaguares, 14 April

    Final score: Rebels 22, Jaguares 25

    Crowd at AAMI Park: 5,538

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    Is that the official crowd? I'm surprised it was announced to be less that 10K. I thought they would have fudged the figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd4 View Post
    Is that the official crowd? I'm surprised it was announced to be less that 10K. I thought they would have fudged the figures.
    As reported by The Age:
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/rugb...14-p4z9nk.html

    Perhaps the VRU wasn't able to intervene quickly enough with The Age to suppress the attendance number?

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    Time slot and weather issue?

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    That's not a great crowd for what's essentially a visit from an ersatz Argentina national team

    Jeez, that's a hard article to read. I've been staying out of the Super Rugby loop and concentrating on the Force season coming up and our new team line-up, so I haven't exposed myself to much media; but I just realised how bloody awful it feels to read so many of our old team members' names in that article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelkann View Post
    Time slot and weather issue?
    Time: Well, potentially but the ARU/RA need to think ahead about this, when is it most likely there won't be three AFL games back to back? I can tell you Saturday afternoon is not the answer.

    Weather: It's Melbourne, if they can't handle shit weather there the Rebels will never have support, it doesn't stop the AFL fans.

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    So how is the “shrink to greatness” going?

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    Delighted the Jaguares won. They get too much stick as they are easy to shoe from far away.

    The scheduling is horrendous. No Friday night Australian game for the past two years. Couldn't give a monkey's anus if there are other sports broadcasting at this time slot. This is Rugby and as I saw from the Brumbies this giving up mentality has got to stop. The Brumbies had the Highlanders on the rack down 15-10 with just over twenty minutes left. Hawera throws the intercept from inside the Highlanders' 22, the team gives up after that. Ends up as 41-17. Personally I am still pissed off at that result and the attitude displayed after that try.

    This give up mentality is not the Australian sport I grew up with. Kerry Packer will be rolling in his grave at what is going on. Not just with his own tv network. People bang on about Queenslanders' mentality to not give up however usually it is against pea hearted New South Welshmen. The days of Kieran Perkins winning a Gold Medal from lane 8 are well gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    As reported by The Age:
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/rugb...14-p4z9nk.html

    Perhaps the VRU wasn't able to intervene quickly enough with The Age to suppress the attendance number?
    Maybe they have copped that if you announce inaccurate figures you are required to account for them then pay tax on it.

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    We have no idea what the VRU accounts are like. They have to payroll tax, report GST figures on their BAS.

    Most teams announce lower attendance figures to reduce their tax bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    Final score: Rebels 22, Jaguares 25

    Crowd at AAMI Park: 5,538

    Say no more.
    Quote Originally Posted by todd4 View Post
    Is that the official crowd? I'm surprised it was announced to be less that 10K. I thought they would have fudged the figures.
    Quote Originally Posted by FingerTips View Post
    ...Perhaps the VRU wasn't able to intervene quickly enough with The Age to suppress the attendance number?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    ...Most teams announce lower attendance figures to reduce their tax bill.
    Breaking news...renowned banker and RA chairman Cameron Clyne has announced that:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron Cl... er... TWAS
    Final score: Rebels 25, Jaguares 22

    Crowd at AAMI Park: 10,538


    BTW I thought that last week with 16k attending the 'Canes was "roll on the good times"...turns out that 10000 who turned out were kiwis supporting the Hurricanes lol

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    I see the RA hadn't even put up a match report summary on their website so disappointed they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    I see the RA hadn't even put up a match report summary on their website so disappointed they are.
    If the facts don't fit with the theory, ...

    BTW, attendance at Waratahs vs Reds SR derbies for past 5 years:
    Year Played in Sydney Played in Brisbane
    2014 17,580 (1 Mar) 36,205 (12 Jul)
    2015 26,746 (13 Jun) 27,199 (7 Mar)
    2016 24,044 (27 Feb) 17,247 (27 Mar)
    2017 - 18,781 (29 Apr)
    2018 15,648 (14 Apr) TBP (2 Jun)

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