Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

All things Rugby
User avatar
Bindi
Posts: 7086
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Plum

Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Bindi »

Interim Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke told 7.30 staff cuts at the national governing body for rugby union were expected to be concluded today by telephone.

"We will be reducing our full-time headcount by 47 people," he said.

"We will be reducing our contractors and casuals by over 30 people and taking $5.5 million out of the annual salary bill of Rugby Australia.

"I take it very seriously because it's impacting people's lives and family's lives. So, it's something that we must do very responsibly, but I did think it was necessary, and the board supported that."

Mr Clarke still thinks rugby union in Australia still has a bright future.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-01/ ... f/12302232
User avatar
kiwinoz
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by kiwinoz »

So no Soup for you this year

Image
User avatar
CrazyIslander
Posts: 19054
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by CrazyIslander »

No Soup, the test season will start soon after anyway.
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

There was probably 47 people to get rid of under years and years of largesse under RA management. Consistent with other football codes too.
Nothing to see here.
Big news is they signed off the accounts and avoided insolvency, accountants are like magicians.
User avatar
MungoMan
Posts: 13030
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Coalfalls

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by MungoMan »

grievous wrote:There was probably 47 people to get rid of under years and years of largesse under RA management. Consistent with other football codes too.
Nothing to see here.
Big news is they signed off the accounts and avoided insolvency, accountants are like magicians.
Some would say they are more like cúnts but with extra letters to their name.

I’d say no such thing, tho’.
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5432
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

kiwinoz wrote:So no Soup for you this year

Image
:thumbup:
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

Spoiler: show
Image
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

Story on 7.30 report very shortly.
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5432
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

Slim 293 wrote:
Spoiler: show
Image
Probably correct as you can bet your (WRU funded) bottom dollar it won't be the too level staff let go...

Interesting to see Nick Farr-Jones is on the 7.30 report.

I wonder what he's planning?
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:
Spoiler: show
Image
Probably correct as you can bet your (WRU funded) bottom dollar it won't be the too level staff let go...

Interesting to see Nick Farr-Jones is on the 7.30 report.

I wonder what he's planning?

If I had to guess... being a useless plum?
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5432
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

More likely that night if the captain's letter redux
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

Ah, Brett Papworth is on to continue pretending he cares about grassroots...
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5432
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

It's a circle jerk alright
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

So no one is at fault here? :roll:
User avatar
Bindi
Posts: 7086
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Bindi »

What that was a massive whinge. Zero solutions offered.
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

Slim 293 wrote:So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
So who is going to fix the game and why are they not ringing up the ABC to be interviewed?
Who are you putting forward?
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
So who is going to fix the game and why are they not ringing up the ABC to be interviewed?
Who are you putting forward?

Jimmy Iovine.

Anyone who is motivated enough to spend a year on the phone in his shitter to get Nine Inch Nails out of their TVT contract...
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

Slim 293 wrote:
grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
So who is going to fix the game and why are they not ringing up the ABC to be interviewed?
Who are you putting forward?

Jimmy Iovine.

Anyone who is motivated enough to spend a year on the phone in his shitter to get Nine Inch Nails out of their TVT contract...
Thats what I thought
User avatar
Slim 293
Posts: 5541
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Straya plum

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Slim 293 »

grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:
grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
So who is going to fix the game and why are they not ringing up the ABC to be interviewed?
Who are you putting forward?

Jimmy Iovine.

Anyone who is motivated enough to spend a year on the phone in his shitter to get Nine Inch Nails out of their TVT contract...
Thats what I thought

You thought my suggestion was more substantial than anything brought forward in that 7:30 Report?
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

Slim 293 wrote:
grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:
grievous wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:So I didn't miss anything after...

How good were the 80's?

And...

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF EASTWOOD?!?!
So who is going to fix the game and why are they not ringing up the ABC to be interviewed?
Who are you putting forward?

Jimmy Iovine.

Anyone who is motivated enough to spend a year on the phone in his shitter to get Nine Inch Nails out of their TVT contract...
Thats what I thought

You thought my suggestion was more substantial than anything brought forward in that 7:30 Report?
Not sure what you wanted from the ABC report. They reported on the state of the game, accurate from where I sit.
ABC didn't introduce the report as, "How to fix rugby in Oz"
Rob Clarke was interviewed and he added nothing, situation normal from RA. Why dont you correctly channel your outrage at them and previous administrations.
User avatar
Ali's Choice
Posts: 28357
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Queensland

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Ali's Choice »

Didn't get a chance to watch the story on 7.30 as I was watching Masterchecf. Anyway grievous has assured me across many threads that Rugby Australia is in a formidably strong position. Apparently the only thing holding it back as an organisation was the useless, Kiwi female CEO. Now that she has been deposed grievous has told me that everything will be fine. I trust grievous when it comes to Australian Rugby :thumbup:
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

Ali's Choice wrote:Didn't get a chance to watch the story on 7.30 as I was watching Masterchecf. Anyway grievous has assured me across many threads that Rugby Australia is in a formidably strong position. Apparently the only thing holding it back as an organisation was the useless, Kiwi female CEO. Now that she has been deposed grievous has told me that everything will be fine. I trust grievous when it comes to Australian Rugby :thumbup:
Show that or fvck off, go
User avatar
kiwinoz
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by kiwinoz »

Ali's Choice wrote:Didn't get a chance to watch the story on 7.30 as I was watching Masterchecf.
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/7-30 start at 22:12
User avatar
Clogs
Posts: 3817
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Clogs »

Thinly veiled attempt at converting the game to Rugby League.
User avatar
kiwinoz
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by kiwinoz »

$19m on "corporate" last year vs $4m on grassroots. For me you have a disjoint there.
grievous
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by grievous »

kiwinoz wrote:$19m on "corporate" last year vs $4m on grassroots. For me you have a disjoint there.
Nah Raelene had it all under control says AC.
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 28874
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by eldanielfire »

kiwinoz wrote:$19m on "corporate" last year vs $4m on grassroots. For me you have a disjoint there.
Yup. I see the problem with Australian Rugby.
User avatar
Ali's Choice
Posts: 28357
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Queensland

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Ali's Choice »

eldanielfire wrote:
kiwinoz wrote:$19m on "corporate" last year vs $4m on grassroots. For me you have a disjoint there.
Yup. I see the problem with Australian Rugby.
It's not for me to explain RA's spending priorities, but wouldn't most of the funds that go towards 'grass roots' be allocated to the state unions, who then re-allocate funding accordingly? So in order to accurately gauge how much RA spends on "grassroots" (what does that mean anyway) you'd need to first see how much is granted to the state unions and then calculate how much of that if forwarded on to "grassroots" programs.
User avatar
shanky
Posts: 19022
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by shanky »

To be fair to RA, the long term doctrine has been one of 'top down'. That is, get the Wallabies winning and the rest will follow.

To that end, resources have been focussed on retaining star players and the like.

It didn't help that no-one in the rugby community can even agree on what 'grass roots' means.

I expect we'll see a reformation going forward, if only because there'll be no money to keep the big stars anyway.
User avatar
guy smiley
Posts: 32870
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: in transit

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by guy smiley »

shanky wrote:To be fair to RA, the long term doctrine has been one of 'top down'. That is, get the Wallabies winning and the rest will follow.

To that end, resources have been focussed on retaining star players and the like.

It didn't help that no-one in the rugby community can even agree on what 'grass roots' means.

I expect we'll see a reformation going forward, if only because there'll be no money to keep the big stars anyway.
Yup and plenty of us have criticised and discussed this over the years, but...

I can’t help but feel that Edf is onto something here.
User avatar
shanky
Posts: 19022
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by shanky »

guy smiley wrote:
shanky wrote:To be fair to RA, the long term doctrine has been one of 'top down'. That is, get the Wallabies winning and the rest will follow.

To that end, resources have been focussed on retaining star players and the like.

It didn't help that no-one in the rugby community can even agree on what 'grass roots' means.

I expect we'll see a reformation going forward, if only because there'll be no money to keep the big stars anyway.
Yup and plenty of us have criticised and discussed this over the years, but...

I can’t help but feel that Edf is onto something here.
We'd expect nothing less...
User avatar
Ali's Choice
Posts: 28357
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Queensland

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Ali's Choice »

shanky wrote:To be fair to RA, the long term doctrine has been one of 'top down'. That is, get the Wallabies winning and the rest will follow.

To that end, resources have been focussed on retaining star players and the like.

It didn't help that no-one in the rugby community can even agree on what 'grass roots' means.

I expect we'll see a reformation going forward, if only because there'll be no money to keep the big stars anyway.
Worst case scenario could be that RA simply relaxes its eligibility rules to allow overseas players to be selected for the Wallabies?

The long term problem of not having Rugby as viable pro-career domestically in Australia is that all the good Rugby juniors coming out of the private and sports high schools in Sydney and Brisbane will have no option but to play Rugby League if they want to be pro athletes and remain in Australia.
User avatar
shanky
Posts: 19022
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by shanky »

Ali's Choice wrote:
shanky wrote:To be fair to RA, the long term doctrine has been one of 'top down'. That is, get the Wallabies winning and the rest will follow.

To that end, resources have been focussed on retaining star players and the like.

It didn't help that no-one in the rugby community can even agree on what 'grass roots' means.

I expect we'll see a reformation going forward, if only because there'll be no money to keep the big stars anyway.
Worst case scenario could be that RA simply relaxes its eligibility rules to allow overseas players to be selected for the Wallabies?

The long term problem of not having Rugby as viable pro-career domestically in Australia is that all the good Rugby juniors coming out of the private and sports high schools in Sydney and Brisbane will have no option but to play Rugby League if they want to be pro athletes and remain in Australia.
I don't think there's any doubt the standard would drop

However, the game would return to its roots somewhat. Might even stage a recovery as a community sport.
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 13343
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by LandOTurk »

Rugby Australia retains 60% of staff.
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5432
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

If the Trans-Tasman thing takes off, shirley it would make sense for player movements between teams in both countries like in Premiership Soccer?
User avatar
UncleFB
Posts: 12780
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by UncleFB »

LandOTurk wrote:Rugby Australia retains 60% of staff.
On that same theme.

Despite global pandemic, and a concerted effort by News Limited to destabilise the game using so that they can pick up tv rights for so cheap that the ARU may as well pay them, Rugby Australia still manages to retain 60% staff.
User avatar
Sensible Stephen
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:45 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Sensible Stephen »

Pat the Ex Mat wrote:If the Trans-Tasman thing takes off, shirley it would make sense for player movements between teams in both countries like in Premiership Soccer?
Depends. If the All Blacks have their rest periods still, will our teams be happy to give them x weeks off etc.
User avatar
UncleFB
Posts: 12780
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by UncleFB »

Sensible Stephen wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:If the Trans-Tasman thing takes off, shirley it would make sense for player movements between teams in both countries like in Premiership Soccer?
Depends. If the All Blacks have their rest periods still, will our teams be happy to give them x weeks off etc.
I don't want Oz teams working NZ players into the ground, it's bad enough when NZ teams do it without rolling the dice on Oz teams doing it across the board.
User avatar
Sensible Stephen
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:45 am

Re: Rugby Australia has axed 40% of their staff

Post by Sensible Stephen »

UncleFB wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:If the Trans-Tasman thing takes off, shirley it would make sense for player movements between teams in both countries like in Premiership Soccer?
Depends. If the All Blacks have their rest periods still, will our teams be happy to give them x weeks off etc.
I don't want Oz teams working NZ players into the ground, it's bad enough when NZ teams do it without rolling the dice on Oz teams doing it across the board.
Look. The Wallabies need to start winning to get some cash back into the game. Make the sacrifice for the greater good. Let your best players get ground to dust via Waratah 14 hour training sessions. :thumbup:
Post Reply