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  1. Bang on the money and the reason so many of us...

    Bang on the money and the reason so many of us have lost interest in the National Organisation as RA trashed those values.
  2. Where is there any leadership??? FFS Clyne,...

    Where is there any leadership???

    FFS Clyne, Castle et al, stop haemorrhaging $$$ to the Sydney Legal cohort. This is where some leadership is needed.

    Yes, Izzy is prosecuting his religious...
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    RA will be $4.0 mil out of pocket at the end of...

    RA will be $4.0 mil out of pocket at the end of this saga. The only legal avenue that RA have is that Folau is a person of influence and people follow him.

    All parties involved in this saga are...
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    This was always to be a very difficult period to...

    This was always to be a very difficult period to garner support for GRR.

    Parts of our community are still hurting from the Western Force assassination, parts of our community are also struggling...
  5. Thread: Season 2019

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    Ahhh how so many things stay the same...

    Ahhh how so many things stay the same...
  6. If Sunwolves had not such a large passionate...

    If Sunwolves had not such a large passionate supporter base, I'd suggest moving the team to Western Sydney.

    In years to come, the new infrastructure being built, new stadium at Parramatta Western...
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    I think you have it wrong here. Alan is...

    I think you have it wrong here. Alan is absolutely ripping into the players and coaches by his suggestions on keeping the ball up, contesting kicks and criticising style of play.

    What he's...
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    I think trust is an endangered species. I do...

    I think trust is an endangered species.

    I do know that across Australia we all agree on one thing and that is the game is in trouble and the current Admin is broken.

    So... we can continue...
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    You are right, but the State bodies with a super...

    You are right, but the State bodies with a super rugby team have 2 votes and without one gets one at RA AGMs etc.

    So... Pappy says every state should be invited to partake on an equal basis in...
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    Pappy and I have exchanged a couple of e-mails...

    Pappy and I have exchanged a couple of e-mails over his call to arms. Actually a few weeks ago we commiserated over the parlous state of Union in Australia.

    1. Pappy accepts he is seen as Sydney...
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    Dear Mr Smith, How about asking the question:...

    Dear Mr Smith,

    How about asking the question: " Why is a whole State against the Wallabies?" Too simplistic to say it is because we were wronged.

    Since then the engagement from RA has been...
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    Rugby in Australia is at the threshold. Alan is...

    Rugby in Australia is at the threshold. Alan is hugely concerned and sincerely believes the Chair, board and CEO must go. Total lack of transparency, communication and allegiance to grassroots.
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  13. Fulvio, The ARU cancelled the Force licence...

    Fulvio,

    The ARU cancelled the Force licence and eliminated the Force from the Super Rugby Comp. the ARU had bought the I.P. back in 2016 to bail us out and to work with us being the first cab off...
  14. This is huge for Rugby. Remember the scenario...

    This is huge for Rugby.

    Remember the scenario a few years back?

    Without the Draft, without wins, without more sponsors, broadcast revenue not enough and declining game day attendances, meant we...
  15. Agree with you entirely, however private schools...

    Agree with you entirely, however private schools are changing and Rugby Union is losing.

    Here in WA, Rugby is also declining in PSA Schools. many decades ago I coached at a PSA School and started...
  16. There are some facts we need to look at that will...

    There are some facts we need to look at that will allow us to stop trying to copy NZ and SA.

    Australia has the most competitive Summer Sporting Calendar.

    Australia has far greater distances to...
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    Shakey, get well soon - mate.

    Just saw on Facebook a number of posts wishing Shakey - Justin Shakeshaft, manager Community Rugby - well. I truly hope there is nothing seriously amiss. I think we as a community need to wish Shakey...
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    Westie, so your analysis is on one club... A...

    Westie, so your analysis is on one club...

    A couple of things I learnt from my time in my Role at CRAC is that there is a vocal minority of people who just don't like change, blame most of their...
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    Not sure which club games you have been watching...

    Not sure which club games you have been watching but ARKS, Southern Lions, Neddies, Cott and Soaks numbers seem pretty reasonable, weather has been a factor. We have 3 new clubs fielding competitive...
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    ARKS, Southern Lions and Coastal Cavaliers aught...

    ARKS, Southern Lions and Coastal Cavaliers aught to be congratulated BIG TIME....

    We are into round 11 and it just goes to show that all of the negative comments prior to the start of season, all...
  21. I was in Sydney last week for a wee bit of R and...

    I was in Sydney last week for a wee bit of R and R. Caught up with an ex Wallaby captain, played golf with some tragics from the 70's.

    The one aspect we all agreed upon is how the Rugby...
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    Has an interesting few days in Sydney catching up...

    Has an interesting few days in Sydney catching up with Rugby contacts. Tahs and Super Rugby are ho hum... no interest. Common note is that Shute shield and Subbies Rugby is where it is all at. Total...
  23. Cameron Clyne's mission is to Shrink to...

    Cameron Clyne's mission is to Shrink to greatness!!!!

    At the end of the day, the board of RA needs to face reality. The method they used to destroy the Western Force has shattered the confidence...
  24. Thread: "It's Over ...'

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    Not sure I agree with you Sheikh. Clark had...

    Not sure I agree with you Sheikh. Clark had slowed down to almost stopping, hence Nabura's kick was light on. Both Clark's feet almost aligned and he was ready to nail Nabura as soon as he landed....
  25. I absolutely love the "Man in Arena" passage by...

    I absolutely love the "Man in Arena" passage by Teddy Roosevelt. I have had it on my desk top scrolling with a couple of other interesting quotes/poems like "The Man in the Mirror" oh and Nelson...
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