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    I feel that next year will be another transition year but once RWC is over, this thing will really take off as so many players will be off contract from 2020 and who knows where SANZAAR, SuperRugby and RA will be by then......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingbison View Post
    No Hawaii?
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    The Hawaiian team will include players from Fiji and Samoa I think.
    Like the Japan team, it may require UASR endorsement first is my guess.

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    No Hawaii = No interest

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    There was talk of F45 teaming up with Western Sydney a while back, so this could be the guy he was talking about https://www.smh.com.au/business/smal...17-gv05ki.html

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    Noted one Japanese team, comp administered out of HK, interesting specifically noted as necessary to avoid the crap RA has to deal with (rather than RA), a Malaysian team supported by South Africa(!?), Ticketmaster/Ticketek kicked to touch...

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    Liked his mention for Georgina Robinson that this is not a Rebel league .

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    Also good to see the amendment to the power try where opposition teams can no longer give a way a penalty to kill the forward phase.

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    Loved this quote within the Twiggy interview. "Forrest said GRR will be governed by Hong Kong Rugby Union to avoid stultifying politics and bureaucracy in Australia that was like walking through honey".

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    Couple of issues for the purists, I rankle a bit at

    40-22 kicks, not sure I like the obvious move towards Rugby League
    Replacing a Red Card after 15 minutes. If the team can't control the thugs, they should play without them for the rest of the game.
    No direct kicks from the 22, seems pretty superfluous to me

    I love the changes to the Power Try, and I'm prepared to give the others a hearing, since most of the stuff I was pretty challenged by at the beginning of this year have now become part of what I love about TwiggyBall.

    As long as it retains rugby's distinctiveness and doesn't move too far in the direction of other codes, I'm OK

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    In order for Forrest to talk about signing "around 20 of the top 100 players in the world", Mindaroo must have had some talks with players, as Twiggy doesn't tend to make announcements he can't back-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Couple of issues for the purists, I rankle a bit at

    40-22 kicks, not sure I like the obvious move towards Rugby League
    I don't like too much tinkering with the laws either. I don't like the way it's changed League so that it's nearly impossible to contest possession. That's supposed to be at the heart of all football codes, isn't it? Don't like the 40-20 kick in League and even less in Rugby. I thought the big shift here was supposedly to promote running the ball. I can see this being a direct counter-incentive, possibly leading to aimless kicking duels that were supposedly behind us.

    I'm still uneasy that next years structure is not firmer at this late stage too. I don't doubt Twiggy's intent but it still seems more vision than substance at this stage, given that this rubber stamping was supposedly over the line a couple of months ago. Could be a wobbly first year if they are not careful.

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    That 40-22 idea might work. Although, if they want to force more defenders to drop back, how about the old rule that a mark must be taken with both feet stationary on the ground?

    ***Edit- Just noticed there's no marks at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Replacing a Red Card after 15 minutes. If the team can't control the thugs, they should play without them for the rest of the game.
    I like this rule and think it is long overdue. It's the offender who needs to be punished not the team, fans or the game itself. The judiciary can punish the individual with the appropriate punishment without ruining the game as a competitive event.

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    Yeah, if a thug does it at 10mins now the game is a right off

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