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Aussie Women's RL on the up

20 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

Women's game is growing in Australia, and they even got paid for the test match against New Zealand http://fb.me/6nIlv3TJr

Another idea taken from Rugby League

19 November 2014 - 11:25 AM

The IRB have unveiled their new logo for when they rebrand to World Rugby- it is quite clearly a rip-off of the Widnes badge. As the Vikings' intellectual property rights have been blatantly infringed by a competitor who also feature the word Rugby in their name, I think they should take the matter to court. The IRB have already got away with stealing the brand "Rugby World Cup", they should not be permitted to steal the identity of one our clubs too! ;) Though why they should choose to base their corporate identity on the Chemics is a mystery.






Samoa RU threatened with World Cup removal

18 November 2014 - 04:37 PM

Samoan union players are unhappy with their federation and their Prime Minister and threatened to go on strike against England.

"Samoan players have expressed concerns around their payments, financial transparency in the union, and selection issues.

They want their grievances, some of which first surfaced at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, dealt with urgently "to ensure positive change for the benefit of Samoa rugby".

The link below states that unnamed people or organisations (but presumably can only be the IRB) have made threats that they could be kicked out of the World Cup and the Olympics and not be allowed to host the All Blacks.



The Prime Minister's intervention has not gone down well with the players- the most interesting part is the last couple of paragraphs where the PM highlights the progress that Toa Samoa have made internationally. http://www.stuff.co....h-rugby-players



10 November 2014 - 12:44 PM

Netherlands women have their first game and hope to be playing other European nations soon. http://t.co/uV2wIbTVE9

Latin Heat founder's Q and A on development in South America

28 October 2014 - 04:26 PM

Robert Burgin the founder of the Australian based Latin Heat team for people of South and Central America heritage has done an internet Q+A. Lots of interesting stuff about Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and El Salvador plus plans for development elsewhere.
Take care reading as the session does include a couple of questions about union and briefly does have one foul-mouthed contributor, so please keep the discussion on topic. As there are many points to discuss about development from this session, it would be self-defeating if this topic ends up in the cross code forum, so I would ask that there be no posts on union or history of suppression.