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by tjs10
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: JAPAN 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: JAPAN 2019

Yes, it may not be the same as standing on the Crumbie watching Tigers playing, but it is a good opportunity to watch my new "local" team play representative sides from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa & Hong Kong as well as Super Rugby sides Melbourne Rebels & Crusaders, plus (Japanese T14 side) Panasonic Wild K...
by tjs10
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: JAPAN 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: JAPAN 2019

Hi Steve, good to read your post on here, looking back on the old Tigers Events Tours down under! Sorry I missed it first time around but I rarely read the messageboard anymore. It is a shame that Tigers Events don't seem to be running a tour for the 2019 RWC though I admit I wouldn't be touring the...
by tjs10
Mon May 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Toomua article
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Re: Matt Toomua article

Just make sure he remembers to touch the ball down and not break his own current record for the biggest forward pass in pro rugby!

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-unio ... zt2xp.html
by tjs10
Thu May 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 9 points for try/conversion and 1 minute scrums
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: 9 points for try/conversion and 1 minute scrums

Rolling subs might be a good idea. Other than that I have little interest. I was wondering why Lynagh, Campese etc were hyping it up so much, then I read the line "bankrolled by a billionaire". So it's a vanity project for a rich guy who wants to create a legacy, and a few in rugby are happy to tak...
by tjs10
Thu May 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 9 points for try/conversion and 1 minute scrums
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: 9 points for try/conversion and 1 minute scrums

The power try requires the scoring team to retain possession from their own 22 up until the try is scored. Presumably, possession is in doubt if the opposing side gets so much as a fingertip on the ball. Can you imagine the TMO involvement on that one??? Laughable - can't be bothered to read any mo...
by tjs10
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What's wrong with WR
Replies: 15
Views: 3865

Re: What's wrong with WR

In addition to the comments already made, the host venue often has to pay a hosting fee to the event sanctioning body (ie Tigers would need to pay a fee to RFU/PR etc to host the event). This fee provides for a guaranteed return for the organiser and puts the risk on the host venue if the attendance...
by tjs10
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Herr Flood
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: Herr Flood

Exactly! Johnno would have been an All Black or nothing using Ellis' logic.
by tjs10
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Herr Flood
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: Herr Flood

It's one country and one country only in my view. So why is it OK for Head coach to represent more than one country but not OK for players to do so? And what if a player plays U16s or U18s for country A? Should they be restricted to that country for life or can they play for a different country at ...
by tjs10
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Herr Flood
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: Herr Flood

Correct, Flood can only now change allegiance due to rugby 7s being an Olympic sport. Residency rules have changed considerably over the years. Initially I think a player could play for any country of their choosing as long as they played/lived in that country. Then laws were introduced requiring a ...
by tjs10
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Herr Flood
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: Herr Flood

But why should it be different for coaches than for players if you want to take the rigid approach? On that basis, one country for life should be one country for life...for ALL. Personally I don't object to players representing more than one country during their career, as long as there is a sensibl...
by tjs10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Herr Flood
Replies: 42
Views: 5081

Re: Herr Flood

Quite simply because you are either English or not. Nationality is not so black and white these days (and hasn't been for many years). Why not extend your argument to "you are either from Leicester or not" and only have people from Leicester playing for Leicester Tigers? I know it's not black and w...
by tjs10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What is happening to the Western Force?
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: What is happening to the Western Force?

The Force have today (Wenesday) been granted their right to appeal the decision and the judge has opted to move straight the hearing the appeal the same day. Also, the ARU rejected Twiggy's offer to unconditionally bankroll WF (effectively to the tune of $50M), proving that, despite what the ARU sai...
by tjs10
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What is happening to the Western Force?
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: What is happening to the Western Force?

This article should also add a bit of background & context to the ARU's move:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/o ... 32fb8d9967
by tjs10
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What is happening to the Western Force?
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: What is happening to the Western Force?

Basically the ARU agreed before Easter to cut one Super Rugby side and stated that it would announce the side to be cut "within 48-72 hours" "following a comprehensive review". They always wanted/intended to cut WF as it on the wrong side of the country for the ARU is an inconvenience to them. Unfor...
by tjs10
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Chaos in world rugby
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: Chaos in world rugby

The Super rugby debacle isn't all down to money per se. As it stood, the Super 18 was not as competitive as it could have been and supporters were losing interest. It had got to that state because of money (more unnecessary franchises in Aus & SA, combined with spreading their "brand" with franchise...