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    Salary caps, small squads make Super Rugby tougher for Aussie sides, says Brumbies bo

    New Brumbies coach Jake White believes it is tougher for Australian sides to be successful in Super Rugby compared with their South African and New Zealand counterparts.

    The former World Cup-wining South Africa boss joined the Brumbies late last year, replacing interim coach Tony Rea, who took over after the sacking of Andy Friend.

    Speaking at the launch of this year’s FX Pro Super Rugby season, White said the realities of coaching an Australian franchise - his first head coaching role since Rugby World Cup 2007 - hit home shortly after his arrival.

    "From coaching international rugby, it’s probably been for me also a bit of a learning curve in that it’s (Super Rugby) very different in Australia," White said.

    "To be fair there’s salary caps, there’s small squads – you know in South Africa they’ve got players coming out of their ears and they don’t have salary caps.

    "I think in some ways it’s probably tougher on Australian sides to do really well in this competition.”

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/su...-1226266883126

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    Quote Originally Posted by theforceguy View Post
    White said the realities of coaching an Australian franchise - his first head coaching role since Rugby World Cup 2007 - hit home shortly after his arrival.
    He realised what a pile of sh*t he had signed with.



    Quote Originally Posted by theforceguy View Post
    ...they don’t have salary caps.
    So why do the Aussie teams have such onerous restrictions compared to the other SANZAR teams?

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    So why do the Aussie teams have such onerous restrictions compared to the other SANZAR teams?
    Because the ARU cant afford to Prop up Queensland, NSW and pay JON salary all at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exile View Post
    Because the ARU cant afford to Prop up Queensland, NSW and pay JON salary all at the same time
    Aren't they also propping up the Brumbies (and by way of concessions the rebels) so in a way, paying Jake White's salary?

    I wonder when our propping up will start? They could begin with decent seating and a Bled Cup game!

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    If South Africa has players coming out of it's ears, why were the Lions so awful for so long while at the same time the Cheetahs were mostly in the bottom four teams in the competition?

    You'd have thought a salary cap would benefit the Brumbies. Why else would anyone want to play for them?

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