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    Shute Shield venues

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/shute-shield-final-crowd-decreases-40-per-cent-as-sru-boss-labels-move-west-a-success-20190824-p52ked.html

    There must be something in the water from the...
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    I an sure that the Moet still flowed.

    I an sure that the Moet still flowed.
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    Over-heard in a corridor at the Bunker, a week or...

    Over-heard in a corridor at the Bunker, a week or so ago (by a couple of North Shore lads).

    Bean-counter #1: Looks like the Rebels may make it to the finals this year.
    Bean-counter #2: They...
  4. The trials and tribulations of the Shute Shield

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/stadium-act-shute-shield-final-could-go-to-bankwest-20190523-p51qjw.html

    That gurgling noise coming from the east was the sound of the rugby tragics who...
  5. Now I'm going to call you out on this one. You...

    Now I'm going to call you out on this one.

    You could not possibly have heard from Elvis.
    He is on a moon orbiting a planet of silicon based life forms in another galaxy which is in a parallel...
  6. Mmmm. That could refashion the ARU/RA's cash flow...

    Mmmm. That could refashion the ARU/RA's cash flow projections for 2020 and beyond.

    One hopes that Ms Castle will not develop a persecution complex over things starting with the letter "F".
  7. UTS? NSW State Government? SCG Trust? The...

    UTS?
    NSW State Government?
    SCG Trust?

    The ARU/RA put $21.6 million government funding for the new Rugby Australia building on their books in 2017. So whose balance sheet has the Rugby Australia...
  8. Mate, anywhere west of Leichhardt is probably too...

    Mate, anywhere west of Leichhardt is probably too far west for the good burghers of the North Shore.
  9. Speaking of lean management, apparently a couple...

    Speaking of lean management, apparently a couple of humorists in the NSWRU have suggested to their counterparts at Moore Park that given the alarming predictions of the ARU/RA's cash position in...
  10. I guess that you would hope to find leadership in...

    I guess that you would hope to find leadership in the same place where you would expect to find active adherence to the 5 core values of the game of rugby union - namely Integrity, Passion,...
  11. Brewery, piss-up, organise, ...

    Brewery, piss-up, organise, ...
  12. Attempts at emotional blackmail and...

    Attempts at emotional blackmail and pre-assignment of guilt annoy me.

    For the record, I haven't attended the first two GRR matches and I won't be attending tomorrow night's match, because I...
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    ^^^ Like the man says. Now if Gordon could...

    ^^^ Like the man says.

    Now if Gordon could start winning a few matches - 1998 is a long time ago.
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    It seems that dummy spits are happening more...

    It seems that dummy spits are happening more frequently in the Moore Park bunker.

    Two recent triggers:
    Only 12,621 showed up at the Newcastle stadium last Friday night to watch the Sunwolves...
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    That other rugby competition

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/welcome-back-the-true-jewel-in-rugby-s-crown-20190404-p51aw2.html

    Various Illuminati in the Moore Park bunker are showing an increased interest in...
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    Alternatively, unsubstantiated murmurs suggest...

    Alternatively, unsubstantiated murmurs suggest that if the ARU/RA's cash flow projections for 2020/2021 get any worse, then things like the NRC may have to be shut down in order to preserve cash.
    ...
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    Interesting: Super Rugby season, post 2020:...

    Interesting:

    Super Rugby season, post 2020: 15 regular rounds (including 2 byes) and 3 finals rounds
    AFL season, 2019: 23 regular rounds and 5 finals rounds
    NRL season, 2019: 25 regular...
  18. Thread: Black holes

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    Black holes

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/03/14/super-reds-finance

    Probably a relatively trivial loss when compared to the financial black hole which may be the Melbourne Rebels.

    Will be interesting to...
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    I am certain that there are very sound...

    I am certain that there are very sound commercial, resourcing, demographic and sociological reasons why all of the Western Force home games in 2019 will be played on Friday evenings.

    Unfortunately...
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    In the view of those highly esteemed leaders of...

    In the view of those highly esteemed leaders of the ARU/RA who are ensconced in the Moore Park bunker, 11,029 at a Rebels home game is a healthy roll-up and a vindication of the money which has been...
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    No. I think it means that we got dudded.

    No.
    I think it means that we got dudded.
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    And I'll probably be stuck in a hotel in f**king...

    And I'll probably be stuck in a hotel in f**king Centurion again ...

    Half a mo' ... Saturday 23 March, die Blou Bulle vs Chiefs at Loftus - way to go ...
  23. ... the haters will just hate and the Trolls will...

    ... the haters will just hate and the Trolls will just troll.
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    So will that "World XV" match be one of the 7, 6...

    So will that "World XV" match be one of the 7, 6 or 5 matches which our $400.00 memberships entitle us to attend in 2019?

    A pity that Friday night is also Gardening Australia night ...
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    Please have mercy with the rumours. Some of us...

    Please have mercy with the rumours.
    Some of us have been on a roller-coaster of optimism and disappointment from the on-again, off-again GRR saga.
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