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    Quote Originally Posted by Ham105 View Post
    Maybe the two without a dance partner should arange a date?

    Force vs the Fiji test team.

    Sure, we beat Latui (Fiji A). Time for the next step!

    Pretty sure they meant the Argentinian team wouldnt make it to WA because of travel and not Fiji

    So we could of had a Western Force vs Argentina clash here but unfortunately it wont happen, would have been the biggest game the Force has probably ever played with the exception of the Force vs Lions game in 2013.

    Article below

    Argentina’s Pumas are set to take on Shute Shield club Randwick ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup, more than 31 years after the proud Sydney team faced the All Blacks.

    The Argentinians are set to make a pitstop in Sydney for a 10-day camp on their way to the Rugby World Cup, with a game against the Wicks slated for Coogee Oval roughly a fortnight out from their Septermber 21 tournament opener. The date is yet to be confirmed.

    Randwick halfback Mitch Short against Easts. Photo: Stu Walmsley/
    Sydney’s east has been a home away home from for Pumas coach Mario Ledesma, who lived in the area when he was working with the Waratahs and Wallabies, and it proved the perfect way to break up their trip to the World Cup.

    “I like the place and we wanted a hard game but not that hard so we're playing Randwick, that's we're talking about that,” he said.

    “That'll be two weeks away from the first game.

    "We're trying an opposed training after that, in the week in Japan before the World Cup, might try get something over there but we're far away from everybody, so maybe we're training against each other, just going a little bit harder."

    Ledesma said they felt stopping in Sydney would help the side adjust to the Japanese conditions and time zone away from the bubble of the World Cup.

    “It cuts the trip in half, it's a very long trip from Argentina, it's almost 38 hours or something,” he said.

    “So we'd prefer to come over here, then stay a couple of days over here and then get rid of the jetlag and then you just go up north."

    Argentina will arrive in Sydney on August 31, three weeks out from their first Rugby World Cup match against France, before they travel to the tournament.

    Ledesma said he had considered other possibilities for a stopover, including some time in Perth and a potential clash with the Force, but ultimately landed on his former stomping ground.

    “We were looking for a game to play before the World Cup and...we were trying to play against Perth but obviously we had to go to Perth and it was quite tricky to go over there and then there was another option coming through Europe but you still have jet lag coming through Europe,” he said.

    “I thought it was ideal and I feel good coming over here and the boys do too, so they like it.”

    While it might not be a full-blown international, Ledesma said it would be a helpful final tuneup, before the main event.

    The Galloping Greens have former Wallaby Adam Freier in their ranks. Photo: Stu Walmsley/
    “We were talking about if we wanted to do 80 or do maybe 3x30, we'll see but i think we'll do just a normal game,” he said.

    “That'll be our last game before the World Cup but it won’t be like we haven't been playing footy because the boys have been playing for a while now.”

    The match comes 31 years after a Randwick team that included England coach Eddie Jones and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika took on the All Blacks at Coogee Oval in 1988.

    New Zealand won that game 25-9 but it’s a day that has gone down in rugby folklore.

    This time around, there could be a host of Super Rugby players featuring in the Galloping Greens side, along with Junior Wallabies pair Will Harrison and Ben Donaldson.

    Depending on the final Wallabies’ World Cup squad, the host side could even include current Test player Ned Hanigan, who missed the cut for the first Rugby Championship squad.

    Former Wallabies hooker Adam Freier is also still playing for the Wicks.

    The Pumas are testing out their camp spot already, spending three days in Coogee in Sydney's east before travelling to Brisbane for this weekend's Suncorp Stadium Test against the Wallabies.

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    Not rugby itself (and I don't exactly know where to post this), but I was looking up IP Australia's website in the Trademark section and came across this:


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    Global Rapid Rugby Pty Ltd
    Northwest Resorts Pty Ltd

    GRR working on an Exmouth-based accommodation facility?

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    A nice place to entertain sponsors, potential sponsors and potential franchisees???

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    Nice permanent revenue stream for an emerging sports mega-franchise?

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