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    Trial game btwn Waratahs and Highlanders...

    Trial game btwn Waratahs and Highlanders yesterday.
    Enjoyed seeing tries to Tizzano x 2, McDonald and Newsome and a fair showing by Faulkner.
    Can still smile about their efforts for the Western...
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    Streaming is only as good as the source of the...

    Streaming is only as good as the source of the stream - doesn't matter how good your NBN connection.
    The quality is often very poor. I'd rather watch sport live or in HD.

    At this stage I've kept...
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    Have to smile about the game being promoted by...

    Have to smile about the game being promoted by the Western Force and Global Rapid Rugby (as we saw it in the NRC).

    Western Force average >40 points per game (with many of the games being only 70...
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    Thank you Minderoo/Andrew Forest for maintaining...

    Thank you Minderoo/Andrew Forest for maintaining a professional rugby union team in WA during 2019.

    We saw games against:
    World XV (coached by Robbie Deans)
    South China Tigers x 2
    ...
  5. Thread: GRR fixtures

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    Lost of interesting discussions saw Matt Hodgson...

    Lost of interesting discussions saw Matt Hodgson at the Nathan Sharpe Medal night who confirmed that it was a normal Home/Away season plus the single final (to be held in Perth).
    I reckon the Samoa...
  6. Happy to support the Highlanders in Super Rugby...

    Happy to support the Highlanders in Super Rugby as they are team that is most like the Western Force.

    My only interest in Australian SR teams is checking the performance of ex-WF players.

    Much...
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    I don't think Luke Jones ever played with WF.....

    I don't think Luke Jones ever played with WF.....
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    Notable that 4 of the 6 are ex-Western Force...

    Notable that 4 of the 6 are ex-Western Force players.
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    Disappointing to not see Rod Davies in the Aussie...

    Disappointing to not see Rod Davies in the Aussie 7s squad playing in the Oceania Olympic qualifier in Fiji.
    He hasn't been mentioned in dispatches since he suffered an ankle injury in his debut...
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    With the first full season of GRR in 2020 I would...

    With the first full season of GRR in 2020 I would think that the squad is likely to be expanded beyond this years' 31.

    Currently the list doesn't include Stander, Thrush and Strachan.

    The...
  11. Excellent article by Brett Mckay..... ...

    Excellent article by Brett Mckay.....
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    A lot to like about the way Japan's playing rugby...

    A lot to like about the way Japan's playing rugby at RWC 2019.

    It's good to have a team to support in the final 8.

    Rather than a team with individual players whom we know well :-)
  13. 20 minutes into this game I thought that Brisbane...

    20 minutes into this game I thought that Brisbane City were going to run away with this game.

    The try late in the first half and the 2 quick tries in the 2nd showed what the lads can do.

    There...
  14. They're are all only 1 year deals. GRR has...

    They're are all only 1 year deals.

    GRR has been approved for 1 year only as who knows how the rugby landscape will change after 2020 when Super Rugby is done and dusted?

    As GRR expands beyond...
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    He's still with the Brumbies until the end of the...

    He's still with the Brumbies until the end of the NRC or when released.
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    It's worth doing some homework. If I recall...

    It's worth doing some homework.

    If I recall RugbyWA elected NOT to nominate a team for the Brisbane 10s.

    I am unsure of why a Perth Gold team wasn't involved in the IState comp but, in both...
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    G'day Keith. We've only been getting a glimpse...

    G'day Keith. We've only been getting a glimpse of what's to come over the past 2 years as they've mostly been invitational games.

    Improved in 2019 with 2 separate comps in Asia and the Pacific.
    ...
  18. Thread: Finals

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    Fantastic to see the young guys from Club rugby...

    Fantastic to see the young guys from Club rugby getting a chance against Tonga.

    Looks like the best of the rest from the clubs who didn't make the finals.

    Great job Western Force/Minderoo and...
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    Were they paid last year?

    Were they paid last year?
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    Don't agree at all. The match against Tonga is...

    Don't agree at all.

    The match against Tonga is a fantastic privilege and challenge for the Force players as well as a promotion of the game in the region of interest for Global Rapid Rugby. The...
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    The Battle to Maintain the Pathway For Athletes...

    The Battle to Maintain the Pathway For Athletes in Western Australia

    Earfulofdirt Aaron Castro 16 August 2019

    I just spent most of the previous week enjoying everything that Perth, Western...
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    AndyS....there is no way that Forrest will give...

    AndyS....there is no way that Forrest will give any level of control to the SAANZAAR nest if vipers.

    I reckon it would be on his terms and any team joining would be paying entry and participation...
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    With GRR getting going in 2020 it's going to be...

    With GRR getting going in 2020 it's going to be interesting to see what unfolds for 2020 when Super Rugby is dead.
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    Don't underestimate the benefit of the past 2...

    Don't underestimate the benefit of the past 2 years in exposing the capability of the other teams.

    Imagine what could have been as you assess what has and will happen.

    Next year will further...
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    No - playing the 9th best team in the Curry Cup....

    No - playing the 9th best team in the Curry Cup.

    Shame you weren't there Fulvio as it was a great night of entertaining rugby and entertainment.
    8.537 on a Friday night before Bled 1 was very...
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