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    Utterly gobsmacked that Clyne has found his way onto the World Rugby Council. He has done precisely nothing for the game. Or should I say, precisely nothing good for the game.

    At least now though his 6* trips around the globe will be paid for by WR and not by grassroots Australian rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    I am going declare a "Clyne free day" on myself. Lets focus on the real news and good news today.

    When I was searching for GRR news, I came across this story about JOC, and how he has cleaned up his act. Might be a good signing.

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/1...petaia-feature
    "but whether players in next year’s rebranded Global Rapid Rugby are deemed Wallabies eligible is yet to be seen."
    From the same reporter a few months ago, on the same official RA site
    "Players featuring for the Western Force will officially be eligible for Wallabies duty"
    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/0...s-rule-changes

    So all that has changed is WSR to GRR at request of WR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Utterly gobsmacked that Clyne has found his way onto the World Rugby Council. He has done precisely nothing for the game. Or should I say, precisely nothing good for the game.

    At least now though his 6* trips around the globe will be paid for by WR and not by grassroots Australian rugby.

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    Yeah, hopefully, it signals his last hurrah.

    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    So the time between his December 2015 appointment as chair of the ARU/RA and now was just about completing that due process?
    My understanding was this: Clyne would be chairman but was never bothered flying to meetings outside of Sydney (he wouldn't even fly to Perth if you gave him a lousy fifty million).

    So he delegated all the overseas confrontations to his Mini-Me ... old mate Brett Robinson.

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    But Robinsonis still on there! The 3 from Aus are Clyne, Castle and Robinson. So who left to allow Clyne a seat? All the tier one nations have 3 seats on the Council

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    But Robinsonis still on there! The 3 from Aus are Clyne, Castle and Robinson. So who left to allow Clyne a seat? All the tier one nations have 3 seats on the Council
    Isn't there like 48 people on the council now. Seems highly inefficient. You can imagine the cost when they all have to meet.

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    Ah right. For a while there (IIRC) we only had 2 reps ... even though we got 3 votes.

    Maybe the third wheel is more air fares for the 'old skool' countries as a sop for allowing all these new chums onto the WR merry-go-round.

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    See here from three years back:

    Member union voting rights on Council will operate as follows, with unions receiving one vote for each criteria that is met up to a maximum of three votes:

    • One vote and one representative: to member unions who have qualified for two consecutive Rugby World Cups within last eight-year assessment period
    • One vote and one representative: to unions who have qualified for two consecutive Rugby World Cups within last eight-year assessment period and who participate in the Six Nations or The Rugby Championship
    • One vote: to unions who have qualified for two consecutive Rugby World Cups within last eight-year assessment period and: ... etc ...

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    OK, it is 9.05am in WA. Can anybody find a link to the GRR announcements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    OK, it is 9.05am in WA. Can anybody find a link to the GRR announcements?
    Nope.....

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    Governing body is Hong Kong RU not RA

    Teams are

    Samoa
    Fiji
    Hong Kong
    Malaysia
    Japan (team TBA)
    Singapore
    Force

    and two of those countries just got seats at the WR table

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    Quote Originally Posted by volvo View Post
    Wow. Wow!
    Hong Kong HQ to avoid RA politics
    20 of top 100 players in the world, who may also be playing elsewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingbison View Post
    No Hawaii?
    The Hawaiian team will include players from Fiji and Samoa I think.

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