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    Global Rapid Rugby set to cancel season

    Global Rapid Rugby was three years in the making but its inaugural season is set to be over after just one day.
    About 2000 diehard fans turned out to watch the Western Force post a 51-14 win over Malaysia Valke in their GRR debut at HBF Park on Saturday night.

    But the spread of the coronavirus is set to force GRR to either cancel or postpone the rest of the 2020 season.

    Andrew Forrest's new competition has teams based in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, and Hong Kong.

    With travel restrictions growing tougher by the day, GRR organisers will have no choice but to end the 2020 season after just one round.

    An official decision is set to be made on either Sunday or Monday.
    "You've got to put it into context - this is a once-in-a-century thing," GRR chief executive Mark Evans said.
    "These are extra ordinary times.

    "I just looked at Italy's death rate ... this (GRR) is a game of footy."
    The cancellation of sport around the world is going to put individual clubs and sporting organisations under huge financial pressure.

    Some may not be able to stay afloat.

    But GRR has one massive advantage - a billionaire mining magnate in its corner.
    Forrest pledged his allegiance to the Force when they were cut from Super Rugby in 2017 and he's stated numerous times that he will back GRR for the long haul.

    Force coach Tim Sampson said it would be sad if GRR's inaugural season had to be cancelled after just one round but he understood the situation.
    Sampson believes GRR will have a bright future once the coronavirus crisis is over.

    "It's grown year to year, the level of play has grown, the standard has grown, the commercial interest globally - it's been recognised," he said.

    "It's going ahead in leaps and bounds, and we're just thankful to be part of it."


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    Base the South China Tigers in Canberra, the China Lions in Melbourne, the Valke in Adelaide, Manuma in Brisbane, and Latui in Sydney. Expensive to keep them all in Australia and no gate takings, but save on international flights and get some serious broadcast money - it'll be the only Rugby available.

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    understandable, no qualms about it, but we just can't catch a break..sigh..next year?

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    Watch the Basketball! Wildcats up by 10 at half time..

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    Or just as good..highlights of the Brumbies thrashing the Tahs

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    I"m sure our resident troll will find something else to whinge about

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    I"m sure our resident troll will find something else to whinge about
    Shaddup soft cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    I"m sure our resident troll will find something else to whinge about
    He's not even the best troll we've had on this site. A sign of how much the standard has dropped.

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    yes,during
    the Hansie era in clubland,there were a few beauties,mainly lived under bridges south of the river,if i recall

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    He's not even the best troll we've had on this site. A sign of how much the standard has dropped.
    But definitely the most toxic. I don't recall any others trivialising a global catastrophe.

    They stuck to stirring up rival clubbies and verbally flaying the non-aligned.

    Come back Muddie, all is forgiven and the joint is full of Brumbies sympathisers now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    But definitely the most toxic. I don't recall any others trivialising a global catastrophe.

    They stuck to stirring up rival clubbies and verbally flaying the non-aligned.

    Come back Muddie, all is forgiven and the joint is full of Brumbies sympathisers now.
    but,Shasta,the sydney harbour bridge is so far away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    but,Shasta,the sydney harbour bridge is so far away!
    Ahh yeah nah. We are only a V stone's throw away.

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    Looks like the self appointed MVP has gone missing just when the site needs him the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Looks like the self appointed MVP has gone missing just when the site needs him the most.
    The price of toilet paper in Rockingham!

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    C'mon the

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