Monday, 14 August 2017

Western Farce

I admit I’m not particularly up to speed with the workings of rugby in Australia, but it strikes me that the ARU have made a right old horlicks of things lately.

Having agreed to axe one of it’s Super Rugby franchises, last week the ARU announced – following 4 months of dithering discussions – that it was to be the Perth-based Western Force who would be cut.

Predictably enough the Western Force aren’t exactly chuffed with the decision and have gained an injunction order against the ARU's decision and lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court.

All of which rather nicely sets up a costly legal battle between the cash-strapped ARU and the Force, backed by billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest. I wonder who has the deeper pockets?

In other news it is reported that the ARU’s annual piss-up in a brewery has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen cicumstances.

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