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So says Twitter.
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As in for this year, or for good?
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Unfortunate but probably the right call (if true).
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Does Twitter suggest whether it was unilaterally or with SANZAAR member agreement?

If correct, it makes all the debate about the ABs and Christmas a bit academic.
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Watched Bled 1 and realised they would eaten alive?
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Zakar wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:31 pm Watched Bled 1 and realised they would eaten alive?
:nod:
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Arg? TRC overall? Assume dead.

Roll on Bled 8...
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Too chicken eh...
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Am amazed if this is true. They are turning down about 300 million Rand (£14,000,000)
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Late addition to 8 nations
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mdaclarke wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:53 pm Am amazed if this is true. They are turning down about 300 million Rand (£14,000,000)
Just for this year's edition?
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:35 pm Arg? TRC overall? Assume dead.

Roll on Bled 8...
Arg are training in Leichardt at the moment
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Still not confirmed. Some English journo apparently in the know.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... um=twitter
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Bindi wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:30 am Still not confirmed. Some English journo apparently in the know.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... um=twitter
Jake? You spreading rumours?

Although this paragraph is telling - and normally sorts out the arguments in pro sport
White conceded that the dire financial implications of not going to Australia would probably force the hand of the South African administrators who must also sort out the conditions around government clearance to send the Springboks overseas amidst the current health crisis.
Do you want the money or not?
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Bindi wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:10 pm So says Twitter.
Yes Twitter as usual reliable as a used condom :roll:
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World Tramps?
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‘Player welfare’ ie- we’re shit scared we will get smashed
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I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
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Great news. Our players will be at home Christmas.

Awesome Currie Cup to follow.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
It’s taken them so long to be considered amongst the big boys again, they can’t risk slipping back down the rankings so soon.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
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If the Boks don't play, it's because they're unable to. There was a Bok A v B team match, so the plan was to play. Not many of the players have played more than two games since lockdown (guess the Europe based players have played more?), the logistics of quarantine and being able to train together in Aus doesn't seem finalised from media reports.

Financial hit would be huge, could also mean no test matches before the Lions in 2021. The only reason SARU would take both those hits, is because they cannot get the team out in time.
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After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
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grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
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They’re protecting their new found form. Had they still been in their multiple seasons long slump they’d have nothing to lose and wouldn’t entertain taking the financial hit. They’d be in Aus.
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Undefeated world champs. Makes sense.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:10 am They’re protecting their new found form. Had they still been in their multiple seasons long slump they’d have nothing to lose and wouldn’t entertain taking the financial hit. They’d be in Aus.
Vok your are such a vokken idiot. Do you realize there is more to life then rugby?
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sunnybanana wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am
grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
No they haven't.
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grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 am
sunnybanana wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am
grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
No they haven't.
:?

https://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.as ... &USER_ID_=
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sunnybanana wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 am
grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 am
sunnybanana wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am
grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
No they haven't.
:?

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I just opened another ticket seller and they had no restrictions, I didn't order so if it wont take payment...but ffs sort yourselves out rumour seems to be you are holding out for more cash.
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Pretty shitty stunt from the South Africans, holding the entire comp to ransom. Especially after the way South African posters were mocking and trolling NZ posters just days ago for wanting the AB players to be able to spend Christmas with their families.
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After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
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sorCrer wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
You aren't serious, are you? Super Rugby Aotearoa finished months ago. Why is training ground fitness good enough for the AB's but not the Springboks?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:29 am
sorCrer wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
You aren't serious, are you? Super Rugby Aotearoa finished months ago. Why is training ground fitness good enough for the AB's but not the Springboks?
Sadly, I am. The first game was 2 weeks ago and the condition (and skillz x( ) this weekend was not good.
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sorCrer wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
Argies are keen, they didn't win a WC last year.
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Big Nipper wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
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sorCrer wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
Yet you will happily go to a rugby world cup and beat the shit out of Namibia
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
sorCrer wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:26 am After watching the last 2 weeks of local rugby, the players are in no shape to play international rugby. Downright dangerous.
Yet you will happily go to a rugby world cup and beat the shit out of Namibia
Eh? What does having many months (even years) to prepare for a competition got to do with playing for 2 weeks after being completely locked down for several months in your own home?
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On plus side they could now continue the school based drugs programmes for the younger players for an additional set of months before testing would continue.

Good investment in the future.

;)
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Big Nipper wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
Jesus wants his chosen people back home to celebrate His birthday with Him.
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