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    Maybe the GRR rights will become more lucrative too, maybe Twiggy could threaten to move to Optus too unless they offer a better, fairer broadcast deal. I am pretty sure GRR will be getting shafted right now by Foxtel.

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    If they don't want to go cold turkey, wonder if they'd like to show GRR...

    All up though, doesn't bode well for the NRC which would be a genuine shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyS View Post
    If they don't want to go cold turkey, wonder if they'd like to show GRR...

    All up though, doesn't bode well for the NRC which would be a genuine shame.
    I think RA was going to can the NRC after this year anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    Wow it seems to be common that RA take a mature approach and just donít talk to people when they donít get what they want! Seriously WTF
    Any organisation that hides money and allows uncle Cam to bring in his own replacement has whatís coming to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    I think RA was going to can the NRC after this year anyway.
    They can fark right off if the Sydney and Brisbane comps are going to replace them.

    Brumbies to enter GRR and if the Rebels want to join make them open up their books along with slapping 100 conditions on them. That includes replacing the people who been on the board for far too long and achieved very little.

    I would definitely allow NSW Country in to GRR based out of Newcastle and Qld Country in as well. Twiggy running and funding the NRC is what he proposed anyway.

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    https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/...0cb7f86794eb7a

    Front and centre on News.com.au this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    This is going to cripple Foxtel and Kayo too. I would imagine a fairly large chunk of their users have signed up specifically for Rugby, I can guarantee if there is no rugby next year I am dropping Kayo like a hot potato. Many others will too I presume.
    Rugby League and AFL drive Foxtel/Kayo subscriptions not Rugby Union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    They can fark right off if the Sydney and Brisbane comps are going to replace them.

    Brumbies to enter GRR and if the Rebels want to join make them open up their books along with slapping 100 conditions on them. That includes replacing the people who been on the board for far too long and achieved very little.

    I would definitely allow NSW Country in to GRR based out of Newcastle and Qld Country in as well. Twiggy running and funding the NRC is what he proposed anyway.
    Interesting that NZRU approved of Bay of Plenty (thinly disguised as Shanghai) playing in GRR. Some forward thinking at the NZRU to keep in with Twiggy and GRR. With the travel bans on China currently, I am thinking those games are going to get played in NZ now. A 2nd NZ GRR team in 2021??

    Mean while the RA and the Sydney based power brokers blunder on. Kill NRC and Super and make Sydney club rugby the next level down from the Wallabies. Does not matter that probably more than 60% of Australian rugby fans dont live in Sydney/NSW and are not interested in Sydney club rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Rugby League and AFL drive Foxtel/Kayo subscriptions not Rugby Union.
    The content on Fox Sports ATM is bloody abysmal. Replay after repeat after replay. Like most of Foxtel's content. They have just cut Eurosport too and I watch quite a few sports on there. I've kept Fox partly for the convenience of IQ. With an NRL season pass @ $99p.a. and plenty of streaming services available, I'll probably join the 21st century and tell them to shove it if they ditch Rugby as well. I haven't watched SR since they cut us but I've been hoping things at Moore Park would eventually get sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    ... Moore Park ... get sorted.
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    Has anyone heard if GRR is going to be shown on FTA as originally planned? I haven’t seen anything as yet.

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    Every one knows that the main reason the Force no longer play in the super comp is because that's what New Ltd/fox sports? And like they have done in the past, they're now kicking the sport in the nuts. Every single person at RA that was responsible for the axing of the Force on the basis of what fox wanted should be flogged (personal opinion).

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    I always thought Fox wanted Perth in Super Rugby. Being 2-3 hours behind the east coast, we allowed them an extra time slot in which to schedule a match.

    back in 2006 when it was a choice of Perth or Melbourne, Fox threw their weight behind Perth, didn't they?

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