ARU to axe Force or Rebels this week



  • ARU to axe Force or Rebels this week

    By AAP
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    The ARU insists scrapping the Melbourne Rebels or Western Force is in Australian rugby’s best interests because it’s bleeding money and simply can’t sustain five teams.

    CEO Bill Pulver revealed on Monday the national governing body had spent $28 million in “unbudgeted funding” on Super Rugby since 2013 and had to stop the financial haemorrhaging.

    Players from the Force and Rebels will learn within the next two to three days which of their teams will be axed by the ARU after the governing body has consulted with both to better understand their position and prospects.

    But players and fans are no wiser as to which team will get the chop, with both Pulver and ARU chairman Cameron Clyne saying the Rebels had no edge over the Force because they were privately owned.

    Read more at http://wwos.nine.com.au/2017/04/10/10/51/aru-to-axe-force-or-rebels-in-2-3-days#a1QWDv3c2QeFzibl.99

    Some rugby players to be available for new signing?



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    No offence, I just like to stomp on Rugby and AFL any chance I get.

    WHO CARES?



  • Rona and Korobeite would be worth a sniff around. We need another winger to partner Nofo.



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    Rona and Korobeite would be worth a sniff around. We need another winger to partner Nofo.

    Would be happy with either or both of those.



  • Great some more players that Cleary has to teach to tackle



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    WHO CARES?

    No offence, I just like to stomp on Rugby and AFL any chance I get.

    WHO CARES?

    You certainly are adamant that you don’t care for Rugby but I certainly have to disagree on this one. Here is a list of just some former Rugby players who made a very successful transition to Rugby League;

    Dally Messenger, Michael Cleary, Russell Fairfax, Wally Lewis, Cooper Cronk, Rex Mossop, Michael O’Connor, Ray Price, Kevin Ryan, Ricky Stuart, Sonny Bill Williams, Brad Thorn, Wendell Sailor, Ben Kennedy, Darryl Halligan.

    Having quality Rugby players transition to Rugby League would increase the quality of Rugby League and stamp the standing of Rugby League against Rugby.

    Also Jirsky you have now have no hope of stamping AFL out of NSW.

    Yes, Happy, some if not all the players I have highlighted above could actually tackle.



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    WHO CARES?

    No offence, I just like to stomp on Rugby and AFL any chance I get.

    WHO CARES?

    You certainly are adamant that you don’t care for Rugby but I certainly have to disagree on this one. Here is a list of just some former Rugby players who made a very successful transition to Rugby League;

    Dally Messenger, Michael Cleary, Russell Fairfax, Wally Lewis, Cooper Cronk, Rex Mossop, Michael O’Connor, Ray Price, Kevin Ryan, Ricky Stuart, Sonny Bill Williams, Brad Thorn, Wendell Sailor, Ben Kennedy, Darryl Halligan.

    Having quality Rugby players transition to Rugby League would increase the quality of Rugby League and stamp the standing of Rugby League against Rugby.

    Also Jirsky you have now have no hope of stamping AFL out of NSW.

    Yes, Happy, some if not all the players I have highlighted above could actually tackle.

    I haven’t seen one player on either list of the Rebels or Force who could wipe the behinds of the players on your list Newtown

    Big difference



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    Rona and Korobeite would be worth a sniff around. We need another winger to partner Nofo.

    Rona is at the Western Force, and Koro at the Rebels, so one will be available, and yes it would be a good pick up.


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    WHO CARES?

    No offence, I just like to stomp on Rugby and AFL any chance I get.

    WHO CARES?

    😆 😆 I don’t both games are garbage…



  • Happy, other than Tedesco who is a chance to leave the Tigers, I certainly can’t find a player from a Wests Tigers team of the past three or four years who could wipe the backside of those players either. However either Rona or Korobeite would certainly be an improvement on winger/centres such as Milone and Naquima who have played a fair amount in first grade for Wests Tigers over the past few years.



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    Great some more players that Cleary has to teach to tackle

    Most wingers don’t know how to tackle so it wouldnt be much difference.
    Can’t remember Rona being known as a huge defensive liability TBH.



  • If you could get hold of Reece Hodge he would be an absolute sensation.

    He’s a centre or winger who can kick goals from anywhere in the opposition’s half.

    I’m pretty sure he would end up at the Waratahs though.



  • Rona would be great replacement Kev on left wing if Kev leaves.


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    Rona would be great replacement Kev on left wing if Kev leaves.

    Mate of mine who knows Rona said Rona was on $180k while at the Dogs and left because the Force payed him 400k a season

    He would be a good buy but not at that price because that’s what he would be asking



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    @:

    WHO CARES?

    No offence, I just like to stomp on Rugby and AFL any chance I get.

    WHO CARES?

    You certainly are adamant that you don’t care for Rugby but I certainly have to disagree on this one. Here is a list of just some former Rugby players who made a very successful transition to Rugby League;

    Dally Messenger, Michael Cleary, Russell Fairfax, Wally Lewis, Cooper Cronk, Rex Mossop, Michael O’Connor, Ray Price, Kevin Ryan, Ricky Stuart, Sonny Bill Williams, Brad Thorn, Wendell Sailor, Ben Kennedy, Darryl Halligan.

    Having quality Rugby players transition to Rugby League would increase the quality of Rugby League and stamp the standing of Rugby League against Rugby.

    Also Jirsky you have now have no hope of stamping AFL out of NSW.

    Yes, Happy, some if not all the players I have highlighted above could actually tackle.

    I echo Jirskyr’s sentiments.

    Anything that gets up that toff Peter Fitzsimmons given he has laid the boot into League for years.


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