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Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian rugby has faced stern times before.

In 1908, of course, a seismic schism occurred when rugby league broke away, took the money and ran.

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Australian rugby should push for trans-Tasman competition, says RUPA - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Rugby Union Players' Association believes the impending move of two South African Super Rugby franchises to the European Pro12 competition is a perfect reason why Australia should not cut a team of its own and instead push for a trans-Tasman competition. 

With two South African teams set to leave Super Rugby next season, reports indicate the two sides will go north and feature in the Pro12, a competition made up of teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. 

For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. Photo: Jason McCawley

While nothing has been confirmed, there are rumours South Africa is on the outer with other southern hemisphere nations, given they are happy to shift teams to the northern hemisphere. 

If other South African franchises were to follow suit, as is being assumed, it could leave...


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World Rugby must front on Romain Poite's failure to award All Blacks penalty - The Sydney Morning Herald

For the sake of clarity the governing body must explain the offside/accidental offside rule in the wake of Romain Poite's decision not to award a penalty in the dying stages of the All Blacks v Lions match. The confusion comes from two factors: first, we've all seen countless incidents similar to the Poite decision over the years and they always end up with a penalty being awarded. Second, did Poite follow the right protocol in taking advice from his assistant Jerome Garces? Craig Joubert did not use the TMO in that infamous Wallabies v Scotland game in 2015 because protocols dictated that video could not be used in offside decisions. World Rugby's explanation is needed because this sort of incident will happen again and regardless of where your allegiances lie the game's laws must be clear to its fans. Was it right or wrong? We await with baited breath.  

2. Ngani Laumape and Jordie...


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Australian rugby can't afford another 18 months like the past 18 months - The Sydney Morning Herald

As the Super Rugby season stutters back to life and all eyes look across the ditch at the All Blacks-Lions decider, one question about the state of the game in Australia comes to mind: How did it come to this?

If there were any alarm bells that weren't ringing at ARU headquarters, the last of them should be sounding loud and clear after the June Tests.

Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms ... Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms with defeat against Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

A Wallabies team that played in a World Cup final just 20 months ago losing at home to a Scotland side without its three best players then went within minutes of what would have been a humiliating loss to world No.15 Italy.

And the less said about Super Rugby the better.

Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Photo: Getty Images

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Super Rugby: Western Force great Matt Hodgson thinks 'common sense' will ensure club's survival - ABC Online

Six Western Force players including Matt hodgson prepare for a scrum wearing blue jerseys and shorts in a Super Rugby match.

Retiring Western Force champion Matt Hodgson expects the franchise to survive beyond this Super Rugby season, despite continuing uncertainty over which team the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will decide to axe.

The Force and the ARU will begin arbitration at the end of July to determine if the WA club has a legal right to remain in the competition until the end of 2020.

The Force meet the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday night, while the Melbourne Rebels — the other team on the chopping block — play the Jaguares of Argentina on Friday in potentially its final game.

Hodgson said common sense would see the Force remain in the competition.

"You look at what we're doing at grassroots — the third-highest population, the highest increase in numbers," he said.

"I always give the example of...


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Rugby union: Palmyra pips Kalamunda at the death 20-18 - Community Newspaper Group

PALMYRA scored a crucial 20-18 Premier Grade away victory over Kalamunda on Saturday, regaining the RugbyWA Cup and taking a big stride towards sewing up a home semi-final.

The match was a tough uncompromising affair between two teams in the top four.

The home side took an early lead in the game after receiving a penalty at the break down, with right wing Aidan Shortall converting.

It was obvious Kalamunda’s huge forward pack was keen to outmuscle their opponents and dominated for periods throughout the first half.

With the Bulls camped in the Palmyra 22, eventually Kalamunda left wing Blake Hignett-Stephens received the ball out wide managing to step inside his opposite winger to score.

Shortall was unable to convert, taking the score to 8-0.

Palmyra then mounted attacks of its own and after some stoic defence from the home side Palmyra Future Force player Onehunga Havili barged his...


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Rugby union: ARKS inspired by Wade hat-trick in win over Kwinana - Community Newspaper Group

A WILLTZ Wade hat-trick inspired ARKS Rugby Union Club to a much-needed 35-15 victory over Kwinana at Thomas Oval in the Championship.

Picking up where it left off from the previous week’s battling performance against Southern Lions, ARKS snapped its four game losing streak with a resounding performance.

The move of Wade to the back row proved to be a superb move, with the number 8 scoring three of the visitor’s four tries.

He grabbed two in the first half, including a great move off the back of a scrum where he broke three tackles before crossing for a try.

Cory Broughton and Storme Takuta’s excellent kicking was vital as they continued to add to ARKS score in the second half as Wade completed his hat-trick and Kayne Cassidy added another to complete the 20-point rout.

Earlier, ARKS B-Grade side overcame a strong Southern Lions side 19-12 despite playing most of the game with 14...


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Adam Jones: Lions secured their future

The All Blacks and Lions share the spoils after a three Test series in New Zealand. 

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Wales and British & Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has been on two Lions tours - playing in five Tests - and has won 95 caps for Wales. He knows Warren Gatland better than most and understands the challenges and thrills of a Lions tour. Currently in a player-coach role at Harlequins, with over 17 years in the game, Jones' knowledge of the sport is unrivalled and he gives his expert insight to ESPN.

As the dust settles on the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour there has been a lot of talk about where the tourists fit into the new global calendar.

It seems inevitable that there will be less time for these trips, with World Rugby apparently keen for them to be reduced to eight games. But I think that the tour of New Zealand has proved that the Lions still works.

The 10-match...


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Sinckler 'sorry' after arrest on Lions tour

British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested over an incident in Auckland before being released without charge. 

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British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has apologised for "any inconvenience caused" after he was arrested during a night out in Auckland at the weekend.

Auckland police confirmed that a man was placed under arrest but not charged following an incident involving "minor disorder" in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to reports, the incident occurred while Sinckler was out in central Auckland in the wake of the Lions' 15-15 draw with New Zealand in the third and final Test at Eden Park on Saturday night, a result that saw the series finish 1-1.

Lions tour manager John Spencer confirmed that the 24-year-old Harlequins prop had apologised and been reminded of his responsibilities.

Spencer said in a statement: "We have been informed by...


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Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian rugby has faced stern times before.

In 1908, of course, a seismic schism occurred when rugby league broke away, took the money and ran.

Hansen respectful of referee's controversial decision

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Video duration
00:35

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00:35

Hansen respectful of referee's ...

Hansen respectful of referee's controversial decision

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says he respects referee Romain Poite's decision to change a late penalty to a scrum, as the All Blacks drew their Test series with the...


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Read more: Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Australian rugby should push for trans-Tasman competition, says RUPA - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Rugby Union Players' Association believes the impending move of two South African Super Rugby franchises to the European Pro12 competition is a perfect reason why Australia should not cut a team of its own and instead push for a trans-Tasman competition. 

With two South African teams set to leave Super Rugby next season, reports indicate the two sides will go north and feature in the Pro12, a competition made up of teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. 

For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. Photo: Jason McCawley

While nothing has been confirmed, there are rumours South Africa is on the outer with other southern hemisphere nations, given they are happy to shift teams to the northern hemisphere. 

If other South African franchises were to follow suit, as is being assumed, it could leave...


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Read more: Australian rugby should push for trans-Tasman competition, says RUPA - The Sydney Morning Herald
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World Rugby must front on Romain Poite's failure to award All Blacks penalty - The Sydney Morning Herald

For the sake of clarity the governing body must explain the offside/accidental offside rule in the wake of Romain Poite's decision not to award a penalty in the dying stages of the All Blacks v Lions match. The confusion comes from two factors: first, we've all seen countless incidents similar to the Poite decision over the years and they always end up with a penalty being awarded. Second, did Poite follow the right protocol in taking advice from his assistant Jerome Garces? Craig Joubert did not use the TMO in that infamous Wallabies v Scotland game in 2015 because protocols dictated that video could not be used in offside decisions. World Rugby's explanation is needed because this sort of incident will happen again and regardless of where your allegiances lie the game's laws must be clear to its fans. Was it right or wrong? We await with baited breath.  

2. Ngani Laumape and Jordie...


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Australian rugby can't afford another 18 months like the past 18 ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

As the Super Rugby season stutters back to life and all eyes look across the ditch at the All Blacks-Lions decider, one question about the state of the game in Australia comes to mind: How did it come to this?

If there were any alarm bells that weren't ringing at ARU headquarters, the last of them should be sounding loud and clear after the June Tests.

Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms ... Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms with defeat against Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

A Wallabies team that played in a World Cup final just 20 months ago losing at home to a Scotland side without its three best players then went within minutes of what would have been a humiliating loss to world No.15 Italy.

And the less said about Super Rugby the better.

Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Photo: Getty Images

The...


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Rugby union: Palmyra pips Kalamunda at the death 20-18 - Community Newspaper Group

PALMYRA scored a crucial 20-18 Premier Grade away victory over Kalamunda on Saturday, regaining the RugbyWA Cup and taking a big stride towards sewing up a home semi-final.

The match was a tough uncompromising affair between two teams in the top four.

The home side took an early lead in the game after receiving a penalty at the break down, with right wing Aidan Shortall converting.

It was obvious Kalamunda’s huge forward pack was keen to outmuscle their opponents and dominated for periods throughout the first half.

With the Bulls camped in the Palmyra 22, eventually Kalamunda left wing Blake Hignett-Stephens received the ball out wide managing to step inside his opposite winger to score.

Shortall was unable to convert, taking the score to 8-0.

Palmyra then mounted attacks of its own and after some stoic defence from the home side Palmyra Future Force player Onehunga Havili barged his...


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Super Rugby: Western Force great Matt Hodgson thinks 'common sense' will ensure club's survival - ABC Online

Six Western Force players including Matt hodgson prepare for a scrum wearing blue jerseys and shorts in a Super Rugby match.

Retiring Western Force champion Matt Hodgson expects the franchise to survive beyond this Super Rugby season, despite continuing uncertainty over which team the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will decide to axe.

The Force and the ARU will begin arbitration at the end of July to determine if the WA club has a legal right to remain in the competition until the end of 2020.

The Force meet the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday night, while the Melbourne Rebels — the other team on the chopping block — play the Jaguares of Argentina on Friday in potentially its final game.

Hodgson said common sense would see the Force remain in the competition.

"You look at what we're doing at grassroots — the third-highest population, the highest increase in numbers," he said.

"I always give the example of...


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Rugby union: ARKS inspired by Wade hat-trick in win over Kwinana - Community Newspaper Group

A WILLTZ Wade hat-trick inspired ARKS Rugby Union Club to a much-needed 35-15 victory over Kwinana at Thomas Oval in the Championship.

Picking up where it left off from the previous week’s battling performance against Southern Lions, ARKS snapped its four game losing streak with a resounding performance.

The move of Wade to the back row proved to be a superb move, with the number 8 scoring three of the visitor’s four tries.

He grabbed two in the first half, including a great move off the back of a scrum where he broke three tackles before crossing for a try.

Cory Broughton and Storme Takuta’s excellent kicking was vital as they continued to add to ARKS score in the second half as Wade completed his hat-trick and Kayne Cassidy added another to complete the 20-point rout.

Earlier, ARKS B-Grade side overcame a strong Southern Lions side 19-12 despite playing most of the game with 14...


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Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian rugby has faced stern times before.

In 1908, of course, a seismic schism occurred when rugby league broke away, took the money and ran.

Hansen respectful of referee's controversial decision

null
Video duration
00:35

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Video duration
00:35

Hansen respectful of referee's ...

Hansen respectful of referee's controversial decision

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says he respects referee Romain Poite's decision to change a late penalty to a scrum, as the All Blacks drew their Test series with the...


Read full article on Sports GN Rugby Union News


Read more: Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots - The Sydney Morning Herald
Tags: sydney,morning,herald,grassroots,ignoring,rugby,paying,price,australian

Australian rugby should push for trans-Tasman competition, says RUPA - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Rugby Union Players' Association believes the impending move of two South African Super Rugby franchises to the European Pro12 competition is a perfect reason why Australia should not cut a team of its own and instead push for a trans-Tasman competition. 

With two South African teams set to leave Super Rugby next season, reports indicate the two sides will go north and feature in the Pro12, a competition made up of teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. 

For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. For the players: Ross Xenos speaks during last year's Rugby Union Players' Association awards lunch at The Ivy in December. Photo: Jason McCawley

While nothing has been confirmed, there are rumours South Africa is on the outer with other southern hemisphere nations, given they are happy to shift teams to the northern hemisphere. 

If other South African franchises were to follow suit, as is being assumed, it could leave...


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Read more: Australian rugby should push for trans-Tasman competition, says RUPA - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Australian rugby can't afford another 18 months like the past 18 months - The Sydney Morning Herald

As the Super Rugby season stutters back to life and all eyes look across the ditch at the All Blacks-Lions decider, one question about the state of the game in Australia comes to mind: How did it come to this?

If there were any alarm bells that weren't ringing at ARU headquarters, the last of them should be sounding loud and clear after the June Tests.

Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms ... Down and out: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper (front left), Will Genia (front right) and the Wallabies come to terms with defeat against Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

A Wallabies team that played in a World Cup final just 20 months ago losing at home to a Scotland side without its three best players then went within minutes of what would have been a humiliating loss to world No.15 Italy.

And the less said about Super Rugby the better.

Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Tough times: It has been a difficult season for Dean Mumm and the Waratahs. Photo: Getty Images

The...


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Read more: Australian rugby can't afford another 18 months like the past 18 months - The Sydney Morning Herald
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World Rugby must front on Romain Poite's failure to award All Blacks penalty - The Sydney Morning Herald

For the sake of clarity the governing body must explain the offside/accidental offside rule in the wake of Romain Poite's decision not to award a penalty in the dying stages of the All Blacks v Lions match. The confusion comes from two factors: first, we've all seen countless incidents similar to the Poite decision over the years and they always end up with a penalty being awarded. Second, did Poite follow the right protocol in taking advice from his assistant Jerome Garces? Craig Joubert did not use the TMO in that infamous Wallabies v Scotland game in 2015 because protocols dictated that video could not be used in offside decisions. World Rugby's explanation is needed because this sort of incident will happen again and regardless of where your allegiances lie the game's laws must be clear to its fans. Was it right or wrong? We await with baited breath.  

2. Ngani Laumape and Jordie...


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