ARU/NZRU to refuse NH tours

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by sanzar, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Here's the latest news on Aus and NZ's reaction to France having the top 14 continue past May 31:

    Pretty interesting if you ask me. Personally I'd actually be quite interested in seeing the Brumbies and Tahs play the ABs, much more than watching **** English and French B sides get walked over.
     
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  3. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Pfft, the Force better get a look in here, it would make up for the lack of AB's games despite the fact we would wreck ourselves if it ever happened. Bloody O'Neill will screw us over to appease the Easties of course.
     
  4. It definately sounds better than watching an underdone French side get walked over in a no contest.
     
  5. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    I doubt they'd overlook the Force. Perth would be a guaranteed full house... they would have to send games there.
     
  6. dway-nos

    dway-nos Guest

    the Ab's playing against the likes of the warratahs and other teams should definatly give them a boost for the super14 comp
     
  7. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    So now not only are the NZRU and ARU going to unfairly punish the FFR for what the French Clubs are doing, they're going to now screw over all the other major NH Unions, many of whom are now committed and have legally binding agreements in place to ensure that their best possible squads tour down under next season?

    Wow, good going guys, are you deliberately trying to destroy what credibility you had before the announcement of fixtures for the Top 14 or is this part of some hidden hatred of the French?

    I mean, what better way to say "we really don't understand how NH rugby works" than to completely screw over the wrong people in this controversial issue!

    EDIT: BTW, I'm having a go at faceless Union dead wood here, obviously fans everywhere know how helpless the FFR are right now regarding this issue.
     
  8. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Considering they have been screwing us over consistently for the past few years now sending weak squads it is more than warranted.
     
  9. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    I think this is reflective of general SH frustration at the structuring of Europe... In Europe there is no pyramid like in countries such as Aus and NZ, it's the clubs and then the national body and mostly they have nothing to do with eachother. It's f***ing retarded and something needs to be done about it because it's ruining the game.
     
  10. bates

    bates Guest

    I like the diea, pity the Wallabies don't paly against the chiefs, altho I already know who will win.
     
  11. I think I'll have to consider purchasing what is commonly referred to as a ticket to one of these spectacles.
     
  12. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    I take it that you've not been to a game for a long time? lol
     
  13. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    On the plus side, there won't be any more pointless tours buggering things up for the clubs. While you're at it, scrap the Autumn internationals.

    Summer tours have always been milking exercises designed to line the bigwigs coffers, harking back to the amateur days when that was the only way to make money.. Real rugby is played at club/regional level and that's where the real passion is.

    I for one won't miss them (or autumn internationals should they suffer the same fate).
     
  14. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    Bring back the days of old, I say. These tours could only be a good thing for the Australian market.
     
  15. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Last Monday in the Midi Olympique the FFR responsible declared that they would bring the best available players including thos who will have played the Top14 final rounds, the H-cup play-offs and Top14 play-off in a row. I wonder how these players can be fit with the long travel to antipodes and jet-lag not mentioning that there would be no more than three days of team training... The players that won't be involved in the Top14 final will travel sooner. Full strength team, on paper, can be play the first test but I wonder if this would be adviceable and it is likely that it will play the second test.
     
  16. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    I think this is reflective of general SH frustration at the structuring of Europe... In Europe there is no pyramid like in countries such as Aus and NZ, it's the clubs and then the national body and mostly they have nothing to do with eachother. It's f***ing retarded and something needs to be done about it because it's ruining the game. [/b][/quote]

    The history of development of Rugby is not the same in all countries you know.

    Anyway this initiative may be positive in the end since it can trigger and speed up the reorganization of Test Rugby.
     
  17. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Yeah, maybe the unions will stop being so selfish and realize that the domestic games are just as (or even more) important then test rugby to a lot of people who are developing an interest in the sport. As these people are the future of the games existence, maybe the stuffy old farts should take notice.
     
  18. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Perhaps this explains where the disconnect here is... I think in general people in Aus, NZ and SA will tell you that while the club/regional scene is important, the REAL passion should be reserved for when you don your country's colours.
    Generally this dynamic appears to be the reverse across most sports in Europe though.
     
  19. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    For rugby at least, that is true in every NH country (except of course, Wales. But they're a queer bunch).

    Especially for us England fans, who are unitedly sick and tired of being shat on and ripped off by Francis Baron's personal train set.
     
  20. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Perhaps this explains where the disconnect here is... I think in general people in Aus, NZ and SA will tell you that while the club/regional scene is important, the REAL passion should be reserved for when you don your country's colours.
    Generally this dynamic appears to be the reverse across most sports in Europe though.
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    Well what I see in France is that there is definitively passion for both but we don't want to kill our clubs that are as old as Rugby in the name of the 10 test matchs that are played in a year. The elite was made of 80 clubs in the early 90's, now there are 30 professional clubs organised in two divisions. This required a lot of effort to restructure the elite Rugby. Some work is still needed and we may end up with 12 clubs only in the first division. Putting in danger the Club Rugby will put simply Rugby in danger.
     
  21. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    The Currie Cup is possibly the oldest rugby competition in history, yet I'm sure every rugby fan will agree that the Boks are WAY more important their provincial teams.
    There's no comparison.
     
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