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Had to happen
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Why?
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Well I guess Kearns, Alan Jones and Murdoch will make it all right.
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Board asked her to
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grievous wrote:Board asked her to
I doubt it

I believe she made the call
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
grievous wrote:Board asked her to
I doubt it

I believe she made the call
are you watching 7.30, thats what was said
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Rennie gone too presumably.
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grievous wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
grievous wrote:Board asked her to
I doubt it

I believe she made the call
are you watching 7.30, thats what was said
You know what controlling the message mean
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
grievous wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
grievous wrote:Board asked her to
I doubt it

I believe she made the call
are you watching 7.30, thats what was said
You know what controlling the message mean
then it would be the other way round, why would she relinquish the role.
Ill repeat, she asked to the board, do you believe the game is better off without me, they said..yes, she made the call? you can look at it that way if you choose
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No, not coronavirus. Fell on her sword. Amazed she could see it.
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So Slim finally resigned. Bout f**king time.
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:So Slim finally resigned. Bout f**king time.
And you can fade into the sunset anytime you like, you tedious NSW fúck
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I never trusted her, all that black. Like Eddie Jones carrying a wallaby to England games.
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This is f**king disastrous for rugby in Australia.
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Raelene Castle resigns as Rugby Australia chief executive

Georgina Robinson
By Georgina Robinson
Updated April 23, 2020 — 7.57pmfirst published at 7.36pm

Embattled Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has resigned.

On Thursday evening she telephoned interim chairman Paul McLean to hand in her resignation. It brought to an end her almost two-and-a-half year stint as RA's chief executive.

Raelene Castle resigned as chief executive of Rugby Australia after less than two and a half years in the job.
Raelene Castle resigned as chief executive of Rugby Australia after less than two and a half years in the job.CREDIT:GETTY

She said in a statement provided to the ABC: "I love rugby on every level and I will always love the code and the people I have had the honour of working with since I took this role. I made it clear to the board that I would stand up and take the flack and do everything possible to serve everyone’s best interests.

"In the last couple of hours, it has been made clear to me that the board believes my no longer being CEO would help give them the clear air they believe they need. The game is bigger than any one individual - so this evening I told the Chair that I would resign from the role.


"I will do whatever is needed to ensure an orderly handover. I wish the code and everyone who loves rugby nothing but the best and I would like to thank the people I work with and the broader rugby community for their enormous support."

Clouds were gathering ominously above Castle's Pyrmont apartment on Thursday as speculation mounted she had less than a week left in the top job.

She was a late scratching from a crucial meeting with the state chairmen to go over RA's 2019 balance sheet and cash position.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Castle's fellow directors excluded her from a board conference call on Wednesday night. She was unaware the meeting had taken place.

Castle's withdrawal from Thursday's balance sheet meeting was unexpected and unexplained to those present on the call, with chief financial officer Simon Rabbitt and new director Peter Wiggs left to steer the talks, which were the first opportunity for the Super Rugby chairs to size up RA's full financial picture.


The developments came as a board source told the Herald Castle would not see out next week at the helm of the business after losing the confidence of the board.

The 48-year-old was not aware of any threat to her job when contacted through a spokesman. Indeed, she was scheduled to appear on the ABC's 7.30 current affairs program on Thursday night, recording an interview with presenter Leigh Sales earlier in the day.

The biggest question the RA board will have to answer is who will replace her.

There do not appear to be any internal candidates of sufficient experience or standing to fill the role, leaving the likely scenario that a director would be asked to step up in an interim capacity. Wiggs and World Cup-winning Wallaby Daniel Herbert would be the most qualified.


Wiggs runs private equity firm Archer Capital and is chair of Supercars after Archer bought the business for a reported $180 million from SEL in 2011. It is now reportedly worth about half its purchase price and is in the middle of difficult broadcast negotiations to renew its deal with Fox Sports and Ten.

Herbert is highly regarded in the game and is the most experienced sports administrator on the board, having served as Queensland Rugby Union executive general manager and chief commercial officer, among other roles, over an eight-year period. He is now chief executive officer of strata management firm SSKB.

Outside the current board and administration, both Phil Kearns and Nick Farr-Jones have been touted as would-be successors, although the board would come in for fierce criticism if it made a permanent appointment without following a formal and independent recruitment process.

Farr-Jones told the Herald's CBD column on Wednesday that he "would like the challenge, but I really like what I'm doing at the moment".


His involvement in a funding scandal while chairman of the NSW Rugby Union would likely come up for discussion. Farr-Jones used $56,000 of NSWRU money earmarked for Indigenous education to dole out a secret personal loan to former Wallaby Jim Williams in 2015. It was not paid back until some six months later. A federal government investigation cleared the World Cup-winning former captain of misusing federal funds.

Kearns lost out to Castle when both applied to replace Pulver in 2017. He has been coy on whether he would throw his hat in the ring again, answering a direct question on the matter from Fox Sports this week with references to his contribution to the grassroots.


Farr-Jones and Kearns led the charge this week on the explosive letter signed by 10 Wallabies captains and sent to interim chair Paul McLean. The letter calls for the current administration to step aside and for a special general meeting of the RA members to be convened by the end of the month.

Farr-Jones told CBD he met with McLean on Thursday. "I had good discussions with Paul McLean today and we're trying to work amicably to achieve the required outcome for the benefit of the game," he said.
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Brumbieman wrote:This is f**king disastrous for rugby in Australia.
Best thing to happen to the game since Clynes departure.

Now lets hope Kearns doesnt get the job.
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I think the goal of tying community rugby to any future TV deal was a good one for grassroots rugby.

That's all I'll say as I don't know much about Oz rugby politics.
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Good luck to her. She's better off no working with the bunch of clowns involved in Aust rugby. From Izzy to Alan Jones to Cheika to Beale etc. What idiots.
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CrazyIslander wrote:Good luck to her. She's better off no working with the bunch of clowns involved in Aust rugby. From Izzy to Alan Jones to Cheika to Beale etc. What idiots.
Yeah, Beale was extremely rude to someone. And once punched a Welshman in a bus.
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:
Brumbieman wrote:This is f**king disastrous for rugby in Australia.
Best thing to happen to the game since Clynes departure.

Now lets hope Kearns doesnt get the job.
Yeah would be like Murray Mexted taking over the NZRU. Dribbler.
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Phil Kearns?




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Geoff Stooke is my pick, removed from the eastern seaboard crap, ex CEO of WA rugby, business man, ex army, experienced director, OAM.
You know it makes sense.
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Australia need more women in charge. The men are useless.
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All Time Hairpiece XV

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There's only one person for the job.

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grievous wrote:Geoff Stooke is my pick, removed from the eastern seaboard crap, ex CEO of WA rugby, business man, ex army, experienced director, OAM.
You know it makes sense.
The price for Stooke putting his hat in the ring is the return of the Western Force (at the expense of the Rebels :nod: )
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:So Slim finally resigned. Bout f**king time.
I hope you didn’t over exhaust yourself coming up with that?
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Jake wrote:All Time Hairpiece XV

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I mean, she has alopecia.
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Auckman wrote:
grievous wrote:Geoff Stooke is my pick, removed from the eastern seaboard crap, ex CEO of WA rugby, business man, ex army, experienced director, OAM.
You know it makes sense.
The price for Stooke putting his hat in the ring is the return of the Western Force (at the expense of the Rebels :nod: )
Stookey is a fine director/board chairman type of guy. Very solid bloke but for a CEO you'd be looking at someone younger.

But it's a mistake to think the Western Force are looking to get back into Super Rugby - because, as it is now, that comp is a basket case.

Short of a full reset of RAs branch of pro rugby, the Force are better off staying out.
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Wiggs is the word. Mosman mafia, here we go again.
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Zakar wrote:
Jake wrote:All Time Hairpiece XV

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I mean, she has alopecia.
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Zakar wrote:
Jake wrote:All Time Hairpiece XV

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I mean, she has alopecia.
Also, Andy Foode is the obvious 10
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Sorry Grievous I didn't see your thread when I started another one.
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Zakar wrote:
Jake wrote:All Time Hairpiece XV

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I mean, she has alopecia.
The first of many losses.
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grievous wrote:Geoff Stooke is my pick, removed from the eastern seaboard crap, ex CEO of WA rugby, business man, ex army, experienced director, OAM.
You know it makes sense.
He would be my pick too. Geoff Stooke should put himself forward
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6.Jones wrote:Sorry Grievous I didn't see your thread when I started another one.
The subject needed two
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grievous wrote:Wiggs is the word. Mosman mafia, here we go again.
Incestous rugby is in this country and never learns. Kearns, Eales and Pulver all live within 100m of each other in Burrawong Ave. O'Neill is the odd one out from Everview St.

Wiggs' private equity firm, Archer Capital, is so clever they have lost nearly 50% on their V8 Supercars investment.
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6.Jones wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Good luck to her. She's better off no working with the bunch of clowns involved in Aust rugby. From Izzy to Alan Jones to Cheika to Beale etc. What idiots.
Yeah, Beale was extremely rude to someone. And once punched a Welshman in a bus.

His (Beale) rap sheet would need a floppy disk at least if it included all of his shenanigans, rather than just the one's that got picked up by the press. He's been protected more than anyone during his career, and sadly one of his 'unprofessional' incidents resulted in the loss of Link to Aus rugby, just when his changes were kicking in and paying fruit.
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