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Thread: Australian Rugby, A Pathway Forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The cohesion argument is a poor one. How does it stack up in France?
    It doesn't; not for South Africa either really. I wonder whether any of these Einstein's actually came to that conclusion themselves. There's been one or two podcasts I've seen where all sorts of stats have been thrown up as proof. But, not unusually, they start with a conclusion then look for stats to fit it, ignoring other examples around the Rugby World that don't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    It doesn't; not for South Africa either really. I wonder whether any of these Einstein's actually came to that conclusion themselves. There's been one or two podcasts I've seen where all sorts of stats have been thrown up as proof. But, not unusually, they start with a conclusion then look for stats to fit it, ignoring other examples around the Rugby World that don't fit.
    And won't even engage with the most current and relevant set of stats on the subject, being "how did it go last time"

    It's almost like they're deliberately avoiding looking at that data set. Almost as if it inconveniently doesn't fit their solution.

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    Sounds like the old spreadsheet is compatible with Office 365

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    I reckon there's a number of teams we could cut from a competition Australian teams are involved in, I can think of 6 at the very least, maybe 7...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxleymoron View Post
    Sounds like the old spreadsheet is compatible with Office 365
    Oh no! Please not the spreadsheet. Nobody expects the sprieadsheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Oh no! Please not the spreadsheet. Nobody expects the sprieadsheet
    It's massive...

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    Because the model of 12 pro teams in a single country (well, one in Canada...) model has worked so well with MLR/USA this RWC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Because the model of 12 pro teams in a single country (well, one in Canada...) model has worked so well with MLR/USA this RWC...
    France failing to deliver outcomes with 3 tiers of professional rugby and umpteen teams?

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    A concept I have for developing the grass roots is-

    1. Any SR Academy Player would have a compulsory condition to attain Level 2 Coaching and Level 2 Match Official

    2. Any SR first contract would have a compulsory condition to attain Level 3 Coaching or Level 3 Match Official (Plus Academy conditions if not through the Academy system)

    3. Any SR renewed contract would have a compulsory condition to act as an Assistant Coach to a local Juniors, Colts or Schools XV or Officiate at (insert number? 6 maybe?) matches per season.

    Deferment would only be with Doctors Certificate around rehab from injury or illness (no doubt some other serious exceptions, but you get the point).

    While it may not look exactly like this, it is to illustrate the point. Professional players should be exactly that, professionals. And that includes knowing what Coaching is about and knowing the Laws of the Code. A player with the basics of Coaching will be a better recipient of a half time talk. No senior player (and especially a Captain) should ever need a Ref to explain given Laws on the pitch. An interpretation maybe, but not the fundamental Law itself. And a "Law educated" player is a player making better decisions under match duress.

    While fundamentally this initiative would be for individual player development, it would over time see a far deeper Rugby knowledge being spread in the community, with retiring players having the skills to take on their son's U12's, or step in as Ref if required as examples. Following social media discussions highlights a remarkable ignorance of the sport amongst many who purport to be "massive fans".

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