Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31

Thread: Bledisloe date

  1. #1
    Champion
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    home
    Posts
    1,511
    vCash
    5128000

    Bledisloe date

    Perth, Optus Stadium to host Bledisloe Cup game in 2019

    Nick TaylorThe West Australian
    Monday, 30 July 2018 2:00AM

    The Bledisloe Cup blockbuster between the Wallabies and All Blacks next year will be played at Optus Stadium on Saturday August 10.
    An announcement will be made today confirming the historic date of the heavyweight match.

    More here
    https://thewest.com.au/sport/rugby-u...-ng-b88911095z

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Player
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    358
    vCash
    5242000
    I will be wearing blue

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Player
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    425
    vCash
    5088000
    Hmmm!
    Politicians' collective memory can be short, it seems.

    https://thewest.com.au/sport/rugby-u...-ng-b88911095z
    "Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the game was a coup for the State.
    'We expect thousands of people to travel to Perth for the game.
    It will provide a great platform to show off the new face of Perth to the millions of rugby fans who will be tuning in to the game,' he said." (30 July 2018)

    "Deputy Premier Roger Cook, who is a foundation member of the Western Force, said he would 'boycott' rugby.
    'Iíll never go to another Wallabies game for the rest of my life as a result of this decision.
    Iíve decided Iím going back to rugby league now in WA because the NRL is clearly supporting WA much more than the ARU is,' he said." (August 2017)

    "PREMIER Mark McGowan has exacted swift revenge on the Australian Rugby Union for its decision to axe the Western Force by scrapping a deal to bring forward a $4 million payment to stage the Bledisloe Cup at Perth Stadium." (13 August 2017)

    "Mr McGowan also revealed the Government was re-visiting commitments made to WA several years ago by the ARU when the State agreed to pour millions into rugby in WA, including a $95 million upgrade to nib Stadium.
    'Over the years the State had invested a significant amount of money towards the Force,' Mr McGowan said.
    'What weíll do is get to the bottom of any undertakings the ARU gave the State Government that underpinned the decisions to pour millions of dollars of taxpayersí money into rugby.'
    Apart from a $95 million upgrade to nib Stadium, that investment included $17 million into the Western Force headquarters and $25 million towards the Super Rugby licence." (13 August 2017)

    "The Western Australian government is looking at suing the Australian Rugby Union for more than $100 million over the decision to axe the Western Force.
    Premier Mark McGowan says the state government is getting legal advice and the options include suing for restitution, which would bankrupt the ARU, or suing for reinstatement.
    'I think the ARU doesnít understand exactly what theyíve done to Western Australia and the amount of money and the amount of support thatís been invested in this team,' he told ABC radio on Monday." (21 August 2017)

    "Speaking at a pre-game function before the Test match between Australia and South Africa at nib Stadium on Saturday, we hear ARU chief executive Bill Pulver neglected to welcome WA Sports Minister Mick Murray or RugbyWA president Hans Sauer.
    We imagine Murray wasnít all that impressed, and rightly so, but a spy tells us he got his own back when he found himself sitting next to ARU chairman Cameron Clyne during the game.
    Our spy said the two men spoke about the Force from the get-go and it degenerated into a very tense discussion about the future of Australian rugby.
    Clyne attempted to pin the Forceís demise on RugbyWA, something Murray refused to accept, before claiming he knew nothing about the deal that led to the Melbourne Rebels being sold to the Victorian Rugby Union for $1.
    'It might be raining here tonight, but I didnít come down in the last shower' Murray was overheard saying." (13 September 2017)

    "WA Sports minister Mick Murray has slammed the Australian Rugby Union's process for axing the Western Force from Super Rugby.
    Mr Murray told the senate inquiry into the future of rugby in Australia that the 'bloody minded' ARU had not been open, transparent or objective.
    'WA is not and has not been fairly represented or fairly treated. Decisions have been made on the east coast, for the east coast,' he said when the [Senate] inquiry re-opened today in Perth.
    'The ARU has not been open, transparent or objective throughout the entire process on what criteria teams would be evaluated and how a decision to reduce the number of teams would be made.
    'They made a decision (to cut the Force) and worked backwards to justify it. Whichever way we turned a decision had already been made." (11 October 2017)

    Or could it be the lure of free hospitality and complimentary premium seats at the Bledisoe Test in Perth in 2019?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by FingerTips; 30-07-18 at 12:29.

  4. #4
    Immortal Contributor shasta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mandurah
    Posts
    12,100
    vCash
    5322000
    The Bronze Star of Faith TWF Contributor!
    To be fair, those words didn't come from the same minister(s). I'm 100% with Minister Cook and that won't change no matter what - unless & until the Force returns to whatever top class provincial competition emerges from the train wreck at Moore Park.

    Been to Bledisloes before - including a last minute trip to see the last Test Match of the bullshit artist formerly known as Nobody - a good few thousand smackers and 4 days of my life I'll not get back.

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David

  5. #5
    Player
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    358
    vCash
    5242000
    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    To be fair, those words didn't come from the same minister(s). I'm 100% with Minister Cook and that won't change no matter what - unless & until the Force returns to whatever top class provincial competition emerges from the train wreck at Moore Park.

    Been to Bledisloes before - including a last minute trip to see the last Test Match of the bullshit artist formerly known as Nobody - a good few thousand smackers and 4 days of my life I'll not get back.
    Roger Cook has forgotten that the NRL also shafted WA with the Western Reds being chopped.

    Did anybody from RA come across today for the Bled launch? Hopefully Nick Taylor and others asked some hard questions, if they did come.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #6
    Immortal Contributor shasta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mandurah
    Posts
    12,100
    vCash
    5322000
    The Bronze Star of Faith TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Roger Cook has forgotten that the NRL also shafted WA with the Western Reds being chopped.

    Did anybody from RA come across today for the Bled launch? Hopefully Nick Taylor and others asked some hard questions, if they did come.
    No he hasn't; and neither have I. The two situations were very different.

    The NRL didn't even exist when the Reds were packed up, moved Melbourne and called The Storm. The causes were Rupert Murdoch's ruthless drive for pay TV content, facilitated by John Ribot's ambition, the constant whining of the Brisbane Broncos (some of which was within reason) and the people in charge of the Reds original bid overstating their financials.

    The then ARL had the disaster that was the Superleague War forced on them, not that they were totally blamless in letting the whole shit fight progress beyond the point of no return. Rugby League has still not recovered from that and it is the major reason they are still gun-shy of expansion. HTH.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David

  7. #7
    Veteran SNOB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Carramar
    Posts
    3,473
    vCash
    1006000
    I wonít be going to a Wallabies game until we are on an equal footing with the East coast. Said FUARU back then and saying FURA now!

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    May the FORCE be with you!

  8. #8
    Immortal GIGS20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Rockingham
    Posts
    18,025
    vCash
    16284000
    The Bronze Star of Faith
    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    I wonít be going to a Wallabies game until we are on an equal footing with the East coast. Said FUARU back then and saying FURA now!
    Ditto,

    I would, however, turn up to see the All Blacks play virtually anybody else.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    C'mon the

  9. #9
    Senior Player SPaRTAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    954
    vCash
    35420000
    Cant we just scrap this test and rearrange a Force Bledisloe series vs The All Blacks this year and next year in lieu of this absolute balls up of a schedule, fancy organising a Bledisloe match just after literally scraping the states pro team, these fu$%ers are deluded. Truely.

    We could call this Bledisloe "The real Bledisloe cup" where half the country is truely represented. Under this proposal the NT, SA and even TAS form part of the Force catchment area for international games.

    Then we can have the other Bledisloe cup renamed to the East Coast only Bledisloe series, this could be abbreviated to the ECO Bledisloe! This comp is designed for all the mentally challenged misfits who can't make a world series rugby team to play their Tasman neighbours

    I should just turn up in Black and buy heaps of black merchandise and then sell it back to gumtree for what I paid and help the All Black empires wealth grow just a little bit more whilst the RA suffers in an inferno of Lava and fire!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Champion chibi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Chinatown, Roe St
    Posts
    2,440
    vCash
    5312000
    Out of curiosity, always thought a fixture between any of the three of England, South Africa and New Zealand would be a full house at the new ground, and good way to dťbut rugby at the ground.

    Just remembering when the first test happened in Perth in 1998 vs the Boks, the game sold out instantly; could've done with this stadium then!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!


    Japan and the Pacific Islands for Aussie Super 9's!

    Let's have one of these in WA! Click this link: Saitama Super Arena - New Perth Stadium?

  11. #11
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    6,316
    vCash
    5198000
    TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Roger Cook has forgotten that the NRL also shafted WA with the Western Reds being chopped.

    Did anybody from RA come across today for the Bled launch? Hopefully Nick Taylor and others asked some hard questions, if they did come.
    Of course they didnít!! Am sure theyíll be there for the game itself though - first class flights, six star accommodation, free super premium box with unlimited champagne, caviar and oysters, and a bottomless expense account to smooze whomever they please. Isnít that what being on the ARU board is all about? It certainly doesnít have anything to do with looking after the game of rugby from what Iíve seen.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Proudly Western Australian; Proudly supporting Western Australian rugby

  12. #12
    Legend Contributor blueandblack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    5,719
    vCash
    5428950
    Dry July! TWF Contributor! 141 Club Award TWF Competition Winner!
    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Of course they didnít!! Am sure theyíll be there for the game itself though - first class flights, six star accommodation, free super premium box with unlimited champagne, caviar and oysters, and a bottomless expense account to smooze whomever they please. Isnít that what being on the ARU board is all about? It certainly doesnít have anything to do with looking after the game of rugby from what Iíve seen.
    dont forget black stretch limos into the underground parking area.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "12 Years a Supporter" starring the #SeaOfBlue

  13. #13
    Senior Player
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bullcreek
    Posts
    934
    vCash
    5332000
    Probably invest in some security as well as protection from us vicious Force fans 🙄

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  14. #14
    Champion Lonzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,945
    vCash
    4054000
    Dry July! TWF Competition Winner!
    Well shit. The kiwi and I have got ourselves an open box - just need to find another 6 people to join us

    Just need to work out if I am going to be wearing blue or black...

    Regardless of what I think about RA, this is definitely a historic event for Perth and I'm not going to miss it because I have my knickers in a twist.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "Believe in the best, think your best, study your best, have a goal for your best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best."

  15. #15
    Legend Contributor blueandblack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    5,719
    vCash
    5428950
    Dry July! TWF Contributor! 141 Club Award TWF Competition Winner!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lonzy View Post
    Well shit. The kiwi and I have got ourselves an open box - just need to find another 6 people to join us

    Just need to work out if I am going to be wearing blue or black...

    Regardless of what I think about RA, this is definitely a historic event for Perth and I'm not going to miss it because I have my knickers in a twist.
    Historic and unique, since we'll probably never get it again. How much is 1/8 of the open box?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "12 Years a Supporter" starring the #SeaOfBlue

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Round 13 date
    By wholetruth in forum Western Force
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-01-13, 20:33
  2. 2012 LINE UP TO DATE
    By BDAVEY in forum Western Force
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-07-11, 20:30
  3. Replies: 40
    Last Post: 17-03-08, 13:56
  4. Ruddock gets showdown date
    By NewsBot in forum News Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-02-06, 03:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •