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  1. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    In New South Wales most amateur comps are coming to and end after generally playing half seasons (one round rather than home & away).

    Shute Shield has a few weeks to go

    Most community cricket...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Fair enough.

    At my club (mainly because we are one of the rare breed that play 80 min games) we will generally sub off a FR after about 30, and he will go back on for the last 20. Occasionally a...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Also our system if grades all playing at tbe same ground helps because clubs should always have enough front rowers at the ground, even if some have to back up for multiple games on the day
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Thats interesting. Here everyone uses all their interchanges. If only to give everyone game time. If a guy didnt get at least 20 mins on he probably wouldnt be back the next week
  5. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    How would you feel about non celts learning gaelic?
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    Wow, just wow : school boy footy in NZ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0YIv2DE7g
  7. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0YIv2DE7g
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    Re: the Chiefs

    If someone isnt offended by something , then being offended on their behalf is pretty patronising.

    "You are too stupid to realise that this is bad, I'll fix it for you"
  9. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    Because its none of their business ?
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Depends how you define "injustice" and "racism" I guess.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    The older ones are the best - in the AFL the Sydney Swans were previously the South Melbourne Swans - because they were based next to Albert Park Lake

    My favourite collection are in the Newcastle...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Again, I know. When I say informal nicknames I meant things outside the club name.

    Although, I have heard sports reporters here say "London Saracens" and "London Harlequins" in reports, even...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I know, thats why I said "in Australia". Here you might get a Wanderers or Brothers at community level but its generally Place Mascot
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    Re: the Chiefs

    When I was there I played the Coca-Cola West Red Sparks and tge Kyushu Power Voltex old boys
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I think its a cultural difference. In Australia (like the US) sports teams have been the "Something Somethings" as a formal name for well over a hundred years. Its a newer phenomenon in the UK where...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    In the union game all the league guys will be sent off in the first 5 minutes

    In the league game all the union guys will be carried off in the first 5 minutes

    We have had some hybrid games at...
  17. [Law] Re: World Rugby approves law trials to reduce coronavirus risk

    Australia has rolled one out

    In any case, for rugby i dont think its necessary anyway. We have teamsheet apps already so we know who played (would be an interesting way to catch someone playing...
  18. [Law] Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    Thats what happens in Canadian football

    One of the issues here at grassroots is we often use shared fields with soccer, which means shared posts - so soccer goals (which are wider and lower than a...
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    Re: USA Rugby - bankrupt

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/rugby-australia-boss-raelene-castle-in-reported-corporate-cluster-f/news-story/71b9677adc8ce58f3523f5f3657961fc
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    Re: USA Rugby - bankrupt

    Didn't table financials I think

    Luckily the government has suspended the penalties for trading while insolvent

    Sooner Twiggy comes riding in on his mighty steed the better
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    Re: USA Rugby - bankrupt

    Never mind, we'll be there to keep you company :usa::aus:
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    Re: Coronavirus Impact

    Nail in the coffin for RA
  23. Re: Rugby in Australia - not quite dead, but close

    And AFL as well - now being played in Sydney schools that were staunch breeding grounds for rugby

    We have junior AFL playing on Sunday in Sydney, the traditional junior rugby day, and being seen...
  24. Re: Rugby in Australia - not quite dead, but close

    100% agree.

    When my son started playing U10's in 2009 we had 3 ARU (or NSWRU?) dev officers looking after northern Sydney. You wanted one to come to a training or coach-the-coach session or on a...
  25. Re: Rugby in Australia - not quite dead, but close

    There are a number of issues - lack of FTA TV is one; the disconnect with Super Rugby is another, including the time zone issue and the "franchise" naming (noone in the street knows where Stormers,...
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