Australian Rugby Championship

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by redunderthebed, Mar 19, 2007.


    There is going to be eight teams to start.

    Until im proven otherwise ill see this as a bad clone of the Currie cup and the NPC. <_<

    The announced teams (with names etc)
    Sydney Fleet
    Central Coast Rays
    Ballymore Tornadoes-Brisbane
    East Coast Aces-gold coast

    and teams from
    Western Sydney

    Melbourne has announced a coach and i haven't heard much from the others.

    The ABC has the rights to broadcast games over ABC and ABC 2 (digital channel),which is great because it will be on FTA not pay tv.

    Starts april the 11th.
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  3. melon

    melon Guest

    I've been looking forward to this comp since it was first properly in the works at the start of '06...Finally us free-to-air TV watchers will get to see some rugby apart from only wallabies tests.
  4. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    I've just read all the wiki articles...sounds great! thanks for the post.
    who will you be supporting?
  5. Good question o'roth, i shall watch and see whom i like the way they play.That said i like Central Coast i went up there for a soccer/football match the people are great and the stadium is top notch. :)
  6. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    First and foremost, I'd like to say that most of these teams have Gay names. I mean Sydney Fleet, FFS cant they come up with a better name than the Fleet or the Aces.

    I like the Central Coast Rays. It sounds tough, it sounds hard, it sounds rugby.

    Go the RAYS!!!.
  7. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    i wounder if we will get any of this over in new zealand. we get the NRL so i dont see much different really.

    but i doubt it
  8. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Think back to the Brumbies-Reds game, the Waratahs-Force game.

    Now that was Super 14 competition, and you want to watch their Club competition. :eek:

    If those two inter-state games wasnt boring enough for you, then the APC is definitely for you.
  9. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    Wait don't you lot from down under allready have something like the currie cup or NPC ?

    I mean if not then, how in the hell do you people work ?.
    Even with our uber shite sports politics we still understand the need to grow rugby players, you need stepping stones from school > club > Vodacom cup > Currie cup > Super 14 > Springboks.

  10. Yes the fleet reminds of this.


    Im sure western sydney etc can come up with a decent name. :)
  11. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    The latest team....


    That'll get the kiwiz toey
  12. melon

    melon Guest

    Well Boggle...there are two main ways that people get to the top in Aust.
    • Half the new players nowadays get contracts whilst they are at school or before they go into club rugby with Super 14 team development programs e.g Brumbies Bolters, Brumbies u18's, NSW Waratahs Academy etc. (school > super14 team development > super 14 > wallabies)
    • The other half go through the whole thing (school > sydney club rugby/queensland club rugby > super 14 development > super 14 > wallabies)
    Now there is the ARC...the ARC goes in between club rugby and super 14.

  13. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Sorry guys, as a mod have to advise to keep things a bit low key about the naming of the teams.
    Everyone knows that Sydney has had a long history of homosexuality and well the Navy has been a big part of this.

    So guys... please keep it low key.
  14. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    Can't wait for this to start, will finally be able to see some of the other up and coming youngsters in Aus.
  15. Rams eh they used to have an super league team (RL) called the Adelaide Rams. :D

    Ah come on Dumbo i was just taking the ****. :)
  16. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Just a slight change in support.

    I'm now officially supporting the WS RAMS!!!

    Go the RAMS.
  17. I knew you would like the name. :lol:

    Im tipping towards Central Coast tbh. :)
  18. Haj

    Haj Guest

  19. Not a bad name and the black and gold hoops would look good. :)

    It is taking shape with only Victoria and ACT yet announce teams. :),54750.html

    Here is a complete list of teams. :)
  20. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    <_< ... i'm sure it'll grow on me.

    Would have prefered the Swans.
  21. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

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