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Thread: How Twiggy will run his rebel rugby comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    Shasta, I would be surprised that the labour utilised to build the Singapore stadium would have been local... cheap labour from surrounding countries most likely and materials produced nearby as well making it much cheaper to construct.
    Yes it SHOULD be cheaper. The Burswood bridge sections are from Malaysia, are a year behind schedule and $16 million over budget (IIRC). The Mandurah station bridge sections were built in China and were held up for 2 months while all the substandard welds were ground out and redone and a $4000 a day crane sat idle. My point is comparing the competence of the respective government departments. I'm 100% an advocate for local skills for local jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Just had a look at that. I'm in for the first tour. $1.3 billion and they built a 36 hectare sports complex with air con stadium, retractable roof, Olympic sized aquatic centre, multi purpose arena and water sports facility.

    Perth: $1.5 billion for an oversized craypot with a bridge to nowhere.
    "no bridge to anywhere" isnt it? (until it's finished)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    Singapore's in judging by Matt Hodgon's Facebook post today.
    malaysia - specifically KL today as well. His "guess where i am" was made somewhat easier with the personas towers in the background

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    Well some more encouraging news at least to offset losing Dane & Ross - fills me with a bit of cheer this arvo.
    https://youtu.be/U-sUlOHPXx4

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    IPRC twitter accounts to follow. All have tweeted about this week's trip.
    https://twitter.com/IPRugby
    Eugenie Buckley (Head of Commercial) https://twitter.com/suikocon
    Matt Hodgson https://twitter.com/matthodgson678
    Emily White (Head of Operations) https://twitter.com/IPRugbymktg

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    Have I missed it or have R(E)A COMPLETELY missed Twiggy's deadline?

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    With the unions jumping on board this whole thing hinges on signing those "world class players" now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    With the unions jumping on board this whole thing hinges on signing those "world class players" now.
    Deep pockets, a willingness to use them to inflict pain on the ESRU and professional players.
    #ifyoupaythemtheywillcome

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    Australian rugby development going backwards and Asian rugby development with a huge opportunity, go the IPRC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Just had a look at that. I'm in for the first tour. $1.3 billion and they built a 36 hectare sports complex with air con stadium, retractable roof, Olympic sized aquatic centre, multi purpose arena and water sports facility.

    Perth: $1.5 billion for an oversized craypot with a bridge to nowhere.
    I went to the 7s there in April. Loved it. Am rusted on for the IPRC games there already.

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    First tour game may be a big outing Alison, Sea of Blue will be hungry 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    With the unions jumping on board this whole thing hinges on signing those "world class players" now.
    I'm not too fussed about this tbh. I mean, anyone who has watched the NRC & local rugby lately can attest that most of those games are far more exciting to watch than Super/Test Rugby.

    Hell, our first season as a team was probably one of the most exciting seasons we've had in my opinion despite being rubbish.

    Badger wasn't necessarily a world class player but if we had a team full of him it would be fantastic watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR View Post
    I'm not too fussed about this tbh. I mean, anyone who has watched the NRC & local rugby lately can attest that most of those games are far more exciting to watch than Super/Test Rugby.

    Hell, our first season as a team was probably one of the most exciting seasons we've had in my opinion despite being rubbish.

    Badger wasn't necessarily a world class player but if we had a team full of him it would be fantastic watching.
    You can say the same about local club rugby in that case. I want this to be top level if at all possible.

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    Iíve heard that the Singapore National Stadium holds 100,000 people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beige View Post
    You can say the same about local club rugby in that case. I want this to be top level if at all possible.
    TBH, my preferred model for any Twiggy comp would be a well funded local comp. Turn the WA clubs into English Premiership level funded sides and watch them grow.

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