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by Working Class Rugger
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2221

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

Depression I totally get. Anxiety on the other hand is a weird one to me. Isn't it just a normal human emotion? I dont believe people are faking it but I sometimes wonder if people conflate a normal amount of apprehension with a full blown mental illness. I feel anxious a lot but I never considered...
by Working Class Rugger
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6653

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref Crooked Aussie ref Gard...
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

What is New Zealand's thoughts about Global Rapid Rugby merging with Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2022? Are you guys happy to get in bed with a billionaire? Alot of the east coast whingers in AUS are too proud to ever let a billionaire near their precious competitions (their loss I guess). Twiggy is obv...
by Working Class Rugger
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:40 am Come on GS - they only started looking when NZ excluded them, that's what they've said.

At no point were they looking before that - even though Kings & Cheetahs were in PRO <insert no.>
And the numerous reports since there move north stating the other franchises were interested.
by Working Class Rugger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia A v Argentina
Replies: 65
Views: 1055

Re: Australia A v Argentina

Godwin has played wing, so not surprised his meters run is higher. So has Paisami and even Petaia who's stats are not as good as Godwin's. Fact remains, its increasingly looking like Godwin should be the starting centre for the Wallabies... https://www.rugby.com.au/players/jordan-petaia#Super-Rugby...
by Working Class Rugger
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Zakar wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:41 am GRR could make a good development league for Soup Tasman
It would. Apparently we're going do the A route with our teams. So why not just take the NRC entities sans the Country teams and run them in GRR. Of course finding will be the issue.
by Working Class Rugger
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Well, this will clearly be the high quality opponent that is so important to the prime directive of the review. :lol: What a farce. NZR is grasping at straws if they think this will fly. The only possibility here is that the PRC is actually paying, in which case - all yours. .. Bay of Plenty and th...
by Working Class Rugger
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Pro 14

If reports are to be believed.
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

6 teams is a no-brainer. I really enjoyed SR Aotearoa this year but it had too few teams to be viable into the future. If Bay of Plenty have the money and the backing then that would be fine by me, but I think commercially a 2nd team in Auckland makes sense. My strong preference is for a Trans Tasm...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

6 teams is a no-brainer. I really enjoyed SR Aotearoa this year but it had too few teams to be viable into the future. If Bay of Plenty have the money and the backing then that would be fine by me, but I think commercially a 2nd team in Auckland makes sense. My strong preference is for a Trans Tasm...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

6 teams is a no-brainer. I really enjoyed SR Aotearoa this year but it had too few teams to be viable into the future. If Bay of Plenty have the money and the backing then that would be fine by me, but I think commercially a 2nd team in Auckland makes sense. My strong preference is for a Trans Tasm...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

6 teams is a no-brainer. I really enjoyed SR Aotearoa this year but it had too few teams to be viable into the future. If Bay of Plenty have the money and the backing then that would be fine by me, but I think commercially a 2nd team in Auckland makes sense. My strong preference is for a Trans Tasm...
by Working Class Rugger
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Australia looking at a 3 game ‘Origin’ series next year. Money problems = over. The idea of a knock-out national club comp is fantastic. Imagine if they could do something similar for schools! RA and NZ can definitely combine for a good comp, but I think they’re starting to look stronger apart, foc...
by Working Class Rugger
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

32 Team knockout sounds the way to go. Pools are BS for this type of comp. I'd wonder if you would need to rejig the teams, as im sure the best teams in the bigger nsw/qld regional comps and subbies would thrash the best teams in NT/SA/Tas I actually think there should be a means of regional/minor ...
by Working Class Rugger
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

So it seems the NZR is working on 2 plans A compromise with AR, 9 teams 5 NZ + 4 Aussie (Warratahs, Reds, Brumbies and Rebels) the concession being the Force plays in the NZ domestic competition until Australian rugby improves and can justify 5 teams. 4 games a weekend one on Friday, 2 on Saturday ...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Last Minit Reds v Rebels
Replies: 40
Views: 673

Re: Last Minit Reds v Rebels

I don't know about anyone else. But I thought that was an amazing half of football. Played at break neck speed and so, so, so damn physical.
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Of course it is - but it indicates the relative strengths of each party. —- I agree on the Force, but would still take them a couple of years to be properly competitive. It indicates that RA are willing to make a deal to get the most logical competition over the line. Giving NZ an larger share of a...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

It’s like a human centipede watching you guys lick each other’s bums... The fact you’ve allowed grevious in as part of the circle is telling. Remember the Aussie plan is to offer more money to NZ which is clear evidence of the value of respective parties. ——- WCR - I agree, the force have been clos...
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

kiap wrote:Image
He looks like a Trolls doll with a buzz cut.
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Could someone explain to me how the Asia-Pacific Dragons would be more competitive than the Force let alone any of the other four Aussie teams? Because next to the Hawaiian dream team and two bids from Auckland they appear to be one of the interested parties in joining SRA. I'm not trolling in the s...
by Working Class Rugger
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Oh, hello there! :o https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/08/11/optus-reportedly-eyeing-off-rugby-aus-new-broadcast-offering/ And Phil Kearns is sidelined, so that means AJ will have to raise hell without support this time. Woe to the Cable TV provider Looks like the kiwis are 'Check Mated' MATED Rugby A...
by Working Class Rugger
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

RC accomplishments as I understand them: - Kept the bulk of the awesome junior talent we have coming through. When was the last time we had such a pipeline -Conjecture, prove it - Assembled arguably the best coaching team in rugby to run Australia's High performance teams details - Increased tv cov...
by Working Class Rugger
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Interesting that the RA CEO has said that in a ten team comp - 5 from each country - Aus won’t week 50% of revenue, but rather less than half. He doesn’t elaborate on why that is. It's a carrot to try and get NZR on board. Interesting carrot. Given Aus bringing 25m customers to the party, vs NZ (al...
by Working Class Rugger
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

kiwigreg369 wrote:Interesting that the RA CEO has said that in a ten team comp - 5 from each country - Aus won’t week 50% of revenue, but rather less than half.

He doesn’t elaborate on why that is.
It's a carrot to try and get NZR on board.
by Working Class Rugger
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratarts v. Mighty Reds
Replies: 107
Views: 1588

Re: Waratarts v. Mighty Reds

mightyreds wrote:Well, that was dismal. Tough week for the Reds.

Deepest sympathy and love to Jordan Petaia and his family. The loss of a parent is the most terrible blow life can bring.
From experience when it is a sudden and unexpected death it can be all the more shattering.
by Working Class Rugger
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...h-mclennan-tells-nz-the-ball-is-in-your-court Talks not going well. Want to build a TT competition but not going to compromise on 5 teams. RA prepared to put a domestic structure to broadcasters. They want a competition geared toward investment. A RWC pool in 20...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Seems like everyone knows the reason why the NRC failed; however I know for a fact that you’re all wrong and I’m right. “Jobs to be Done” - this is what it boils down to. What “job” in people’s lives did the NRC do? What was the problem it was fixing? Every answer that does not involve a solution t...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Seems like everyone knows the reason why the NRC failed; however I know for a fact that you’re all wrong and I’m right. “Jobs to be Done” - this is what it boils down to. What “job” in people’s lives did the NRC do? What was the problem it was fixing? Every answer that does not involve a solution t...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Ali's Choice wrote:
RandomNavigat0r wrote:not to mention the whole COVID thing is a load of wan*k, and even Victorians can see straight through the nonsense. but thats a different topic for a different thread.
:shock:
Yeah. That statement does him no favours.
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

shanky wrote:@WCR thanks for your lengthy and considered post

I’ll not reply right now as I am off to watch the Marlins take on the Hunter Region team in SS

:P 8)

:thumbup:
And I hope you enjoy that. I'll be tuning into the TV game and appreciating it for what it is.
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Rennie can get farked. His priority is a strong Wallaby team. Mine is pissing of f*ckhead kiwis. And I’m willing to burn my own house down to do it. Exactly and he thinks a TT comp is the best way to do that. Burn muthf u cka burn I'm leaning more toward a domestic solution but would be more than h...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I don’t see a TT comp happening at all with Covid still active in Australia, I think it’s best for both countries do their own thing for next year. Surely time is running out anyway. I have to say I am really enjoying both comps, SRA for obvious reasons but I am finding that I have become more inve...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Seems like everyone knows the reason why the NRC failed; however I know for a fact that you’re all wrong and I’m right. “Jobs to be Done” - this is what it boils down to. What “job” in people’s lives did the NRC do? What was the problem it was fixing? Every answer that does not involve a solution t...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Well, let it all hang out lads 'talent aggregators' Because grading players is bad now? I thought you were all for 'pathways' a few posts ago And you are unfair about colts. Randwick may stockpile Aus Schoolboys, but most SS clubs don't. I can vouch for the fact that most Opens players will look fo...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I think the biggest divide between SS and the rest of clubland is when the likes of Papworth start crowing about how they are the grassroots and therefore more money should be poured into their clubs. As someone who played junior and colts/grade in a regional area and then subbies, I have probably ...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I think the biggest divide between SS and the rest of clubland is when the likes of Papworth start crowing about how they are the grassroots and therefore more money should be poured into their clubs. As someone who played junior and colts/grade in a regional area and then subbies, I have probably ...
by Working Class Rugger
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I think the biggest divide between SS and the rest of clubland is when the likes of Papworth start crowing about how they are the grassroots and therefore more money should be poured into their clubs. As someone who played junior and colts/grade in a regional area and then subbies, I have probably ...
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I'll go down to the oval and watch my son play in colts or perhaps 1st grade one day. I'll crack a beer and talk to my mate and enjoy the winter sun Meanwhile, people with clipboards and ambitions will do whatever it is they think they need to do. :thumbup: Right there! That’s what rugby is actuall...
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Bindi wrote:North Queensland Stockmen has quite a ring to it.
I don't mind that. So it's sorted. The 5 Aus franchises could be joined by the North Queensland Stockmen and the North Sydney Rays alongside the Fijian Drua in a supercharged NRC. Let's do it.
by Working Class Rugger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34444

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

There’s no room at Brooky and the Council Trust situation is a mess Ray Park has got acres, big commuter carpark already built etc. :thumbup: I've played there. I agree. Would be a great base. But the facilities aren't up to scratch and would need significant work to bring them up to par. The grand...