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post #31 of 317
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Go the Wallabies!

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Gotta be happy with the way Argentina played today. They've really gotta be brought into a regular competition. Is it me imagining things or was there a plan to bring them into the tri nations?

Nope. IIRC SANZAR put the decision on hold. It is just logistically impossible to work them in. And to get there you're flying over the Pacific Islands (or if you're SA...you're just flying).
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interesting quote considering there is no UK team

lol i read htat too.
post #32 of 317
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Oh completely missed the Ireland-USA game this morning. Meh. Ireland pretty average. Can't see them doing anything.
post #33 of 317
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Gotta be happy with the way Argentina played today. They've really gotta be brought into a regular competition. Is it me imagining things or was there a plan to bring them into the tri nations?



This pisses me off too. NZ spent so much tax payer money bringing the world cup here and we're making a huge loss as the only direct profits are from ticket sales - broadcasting, ads etc all go to the IRB. If we're not at least getting the television coverage to broadcast our beautiful country (inferiority complex means we can't fathom anyone ever thinking that our country isn't beautiful) to the world than it's all a big waste of money.

Plus, all the games so far have been great to watch.

Agree with you the IRB like most sporting bodies have become too big and disconnected from game. A large percentage of the media money raised should go to the home union and the rest should be spent in developing the game. I mean the Northern Hemisphere Unions dominate the IRB and we have seen their style of play on display this weekend, boring. I wonder if there will be shades of 1956 in the Georgia Russia game should be a live one to watch and my understanding is that the Tri Nation is going to expand to four to take in Argentina from next year.

Bigest problem here in Oz is that if you dont have pay you get fuck all from the rights holders channel 9 have their flagship station and two digital stations and are giving only limited live coverage, wankers.
post #34 of 317
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UK are workmanlike. Will probably make semis and then its pot luck.

interesting quote considering there is no UK team

Oops meant England. No offence meant to other home nations.
post #35 of 317
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Agree with you the IRB like most sporting bodies have become too big and disconnected from game. A large percentage of the media money raised should go to the home union and the rest should be spent in developing the game

lol. this is so dumb and ill informed.
post #36 of 317
Just looked at the scores--nothing else... Wow is all I can say.
post #37 of 317
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lol. this is so dumb and ill informed.

Why is this so dumb and ill informed? Oh I forget IRB officials should all live like Sepp Blatter see a story in todays SMH about the conduct of these IRB pigs.
post #38 of 317
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Just looked at the scores--nothing else... Wow is all I can say.

The Japan-France game was soooo much tighter than it looks on the scoreboard. was 21-25 and one point with Japan on a roll.

I don't think the IRB is bad, just from the point of view of the taxpayer, the prediction is that we make a 39million dollar loss, with two thirds to be funded by the government, the rest by the NZRU.

Basically, we better get our money's worth.
post #39 of 317
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Why is this so dumb and ill informed? Oh I forget IRB officials should all live like Sepp Blatter see a story in todays SMH about the conduct of these IRB pigs.

Because it is a standard agreement for major sporting events. You are securing the rights to an IRB/FIFA/Whatever sporting event. It is their premier fundraising event. And yes, shocking I know, but they do redistribute it to national boards world wide and other programs to develop the game. WTF do you think they do with it?
post #40 of 317
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Because it is a standard agreement for major sporting events. You are securing the rights to an IRB/FIFA/Whatever sporting event. It is their premier fundraising event. And yes, shocking I know, but they do redistribute it to national boards world wide and other programs to develop the game. WTF do you think they do with it?

Bullshit, it just shows the greed of these organisations and then the home unions have to charge exorbitant ticket prices. Anyway this is side issue the main thing is what for the chokers to fall flat on their faces and the Wallabies take Bill home.
post #41 of 317
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Bullshit, it just shows the greed of these organisations and then the home unions have to charge exorbitant ticket prices. Anyway this is side issue the main thing is what for the chokers to fall flat on their faces and the Wallabies take Bill home.

Just so you know, you're an idiot who has no grasp of economics or how these things work. Carry on.
post #42 of 317
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Just so you know, you're an idiot who has no grasp of economics or how these things work. Carry on.

Oh my aren't we smart.bounce2.gif
post #43 of 317
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Samoa looking very strong

Other matches today are Tongavs Canada at a sold-out crowd in Whangarei, and Scotland vs Georgia in Invercargill.

Oh and Russia plays USA tomorrow!

NZ Japan on Friday.

South Africa Fiji on Saturday will be fun.

The big one this weekend is Samoa vs Wales. Can't wait for that.
post #44 of 317
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Nope. IIRC SANZAR put the decision on hold. It is just logistically impossible to work them in. And to get there you're flying over the Pacific Islands (or if you're SA...you're just flying).

This is true, but SA is already pretty far away. NZ played the Wallabies in Hong Kong last year, and the Crusaders played at Twickenham in the Super 15.

I know it's a tough ask but would 6 nations be better?

Maybe there should be a global pool over 2 seasons or something. Rugby is not going to spread itself. NZ has at least 1 game a year against each of the pacific islanders, yet we only play argentina once every 2-4 years. They're clearly just as good as the islanders, they need to be playing more.
post #45 of 317
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Samoa looking very strong

Other matches today are Tongavs Canada at a sold-out crowd in Whangarei, and Scotland vs Georgia in Invercargill.

Oh and Russia plays USA tomorrow!

NZ Japan on Friday.

South Africa Fiji on Saturday will be fun.

The big one this weekend is Samoa vs Wales. Can't wait for that.

Working from home today so just skiving off to watch the second half of Tonga V Canada and ( I knew I should not have bought that RWC guide in Cyrillic) Sigh no Russia V Georgia in this tournament

Yeah Samoa V Wales should be a great match along with Australia V Ireland.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 9/14/11 at 2:05am
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