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    Springboks in Perth

    Saw a story in the west about the Boks coming next year.
    Will try and get a copy to post.
    Its behind the paywall.

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    I hope the WA State Government Isn't chipping in any money to get that here in Perth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    I hope the WA State Government Isn't chipping in any money to get that here in Perth.
    Isn’t that always how it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Isn’t that always how it works?
    I think so but I can hope!

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    Having the World Cup winning Springboks playing the Wallabies, will be good for lots of pubs, hotels, restaurants in Perth etc and creates casual work. Lots of Saffers from Eastern States, RSA and elsewhere will turn up to watch. Hopefully, a full house again at Optus.
    Good publicity for WA rugby and WA tourism.

    So I dont have a problem with WA gov Tourism dept, paying the RA some money for the privilege. But dont get me wrong, I still think the current RA stinks. But we dont want to cut our nose off to spite our face.

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    Hopefully there will be a purge by then and I can buy tickets without feeling bad about it. After a couple of years only watching GRR and NRC, the RWC has rekindled the repressed half of my Rugby obsession.And I want to keep it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Having the World Cup winning Springboks playing the Wallabies, will be good for lots of pubs, hotels, restaurants in Perth etc and creates casual work. Lots of Saffers from Eastern States, RSA and elsewhere will turn up to watch. Hopefully, a full house again at Optus.
    Good publicity for WA rugby and WA tourism.

    So I dont have a problem with WA gov Tourism dept, paying the RA some money for the privilege. But dont get me wrong, I still think the current RA stinks. But we dont want to cut our nose off to spite our face.
    Finally

    Someone actually gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Finally

    Someone actually gets it.
    I get it.

    I just hate Rugby Australia, if they want to hold a game here in Perth good luck to them.

    Just don't expect the State Government to subsidize the exercise after the damage they caused to the game here in WA.

    Maybe a purge of the board like Shasta mentioned will make me less hostile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Finally

    Someone actually gets it.
    A bit condescending there mate. Pretty sire we all get it. Doesn't make it easier to cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    A bit condescending there mate. Pretty sire we all get it. Doesn't make it easier to cop.
    I mean, the only thing that would make it worse is if the CEO of RA is also the one pointed to as running your beloved league club into the ground...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    A bit condescending there mate. Pretty sire we all get it. Doesn't make it easier to cop.
    Sure, I mean what's not to get...all WA is good for is paying so that other people's children can play rugby on the Eastern Seaboard. It isn't a hard concept, or one they have been shy about making plain. My personal opinion is that they pay for their own damn rugby, but if they can convince people to stick their hands in their pockets then good luck to them. I certainly don't think the state government should be kicking in though.

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    I'm sorry about the condescending bit- But I don't know how to have this discussion without it.

    The State of Western Australia made great gains with the Bledisloe Cup Match earlier this year. Optus Stadium looked magnificent and it was the perfect advertisement for Sport in WA. A sell-out - if you host it they will come.

    Unfortunately, it is the nature of professional sport in this country and probably around the world. Whether it is the Formula 1, the World Rally Championships, Wrestlemania, State of Origin or the freaking Superbowl. Someone is paying someone for the privilege.

    I asked this question last year, I will ask it again - why would you not want a Rugby Union Test Match in Perth? Why wouldn't you want to watch the current World Champions? Live and only a train, car, bus ride away. Are you Rugby fans or not?

    Jargs, Shasta - Do I understand you correctly - You don't want a Test Match in Perth because you don't want the WA Government to give RA money. Or you just don't want a Test Match in Perth because: RA kicked the Force out of Super Rugby?

    Yes, I understand that RA took away the Western Force from SuperRugby. I don't like that either. But I still love the sport of Rugby Union. 3 Dickheads in Sydney aren't going to change that.

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    No X. Read it again. We are all Rugby lovers who desperately want to support the Wallabies and about time for the Springbucks to come back. But not at any cost.
    You're a good mate. But the RA devils advocate is wearing thin. And it will not change our thinking.

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    There are way more than just 3 dickheads in postcode 2021, X

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    No X. Read it again. We are all Rugby lovers who desperately want to support the Wallabies and about time for the Springbucks to come back. But not at any cost.
    You're a good mate. But the RA devils advocate is wearing thin. And it will not change our thinking.
    At no time have I ever claimed to be RA's Devil's advocate.

    I am a Rugby advocate.

    for the squillionth time. I have no love for the Rugby Australia board. I am not here to make excuses for them.

    I love Rugby. No Dickhead in Moore Park is going to change that.

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