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Rugby Australia set to axe CEO Raelene Castle

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  1. Bad Billy

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    Rugby Australia set to axe CEO Raelene Castle and bring in former skipper Phil Kearns

    Rugby: Under fire Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle calls on rugby fans to help the code survive financially.

    Time looks to have run out on Raelene Castle’s tenure as Rugby Australia CEO.

    Reports have indicated Castle was on the outer over the past few days and now it appears former Wallabies skipper Phil Kearns is set to take her place, according to The Daily Telegraph.

    Rugby Australia was widely condemned for its unjustified self-praise during Monday’s annual general meeting, where it announced a 72 per cent performance rating for 2019. In the same meeting, RA declared a preliminary $9.4 million loss for the financial year.

    During a 12-month period which featured a lacklustre Rugby World Cup performance, the Israel Folau saga, drastically low attendance numbers and several high-profile players abandoning the Super Rugby competition, a 72 per cent rating seems unreasonably high.

    The past 12 months has culminated in growing frustration among powerbrokers with those in charge at RA, with the final nail in the coffin for Castle being the failed bid to secure a new broadcast deal.

    Kearns initially missed out on the top role back in 2017, but reports indicate he has the backing to take on the job when he’s free to do so in 2021.

    A growing fracture between RA and the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) has caused added turmoil as the two sides look to reach an agreement during the coronavirus shutdown.

    Clubs could follow in the A-League’s footsteps and stand down their playing groups if an agreement isn’t reached in a fast enough time. A statement from RUPA laid bare the ugly breakdown in their talks.

    “Australia’s professional rugby players are awaiting the delivery of, and the opportunity to analyse, information detailing Rugby Australia’s financial position. This has not been provided.

    “The Rugby Union Players Association again emphasises the need for an open and collaborative approach from RA before we can properly understand our role in Australian rugby’s restructure, for both short and long term transformation.”

    Castle denied the claims made by the Association by stating the documents in question had been provided.

    “We believe the information we have shared, including information on future cash projections, provides the players with enough information to develop a position,” Castle said.

    Reports indicate Castle may be lucky to survive the weekend.
     
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  2. speedy2460

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    It appears that she has been one massive myth.
     
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  3. Typical dog

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    Well why did they hire her in the first place?
    The chunts are as dopey as she is incompetent
     
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  4. Howard Moon

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    Izzy gets the last laugh
     
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    rae rae would f..k the lords prayer up if she knew the words, wrecked the bulldogs f,,,,d rugby union
     
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  6. Bobby Noel Kattar

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    He was always going to. I told everyone here it would be in his favour. Raylene fucked this one up real good.
     
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    Kess eme ! She deserves all the criticism coming to her. An apology to the Rugby fans and all sports fans in general admitting she stuffed up and was in over head. Foolish person.
     
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    "but reports indicate he has the backing to take on the job when he’s free to do so in 2021."

    Anyone know why he is not free before that?
     
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    It appears she’s used up all her “no dick passes”
     
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    Qantas forcing her hand didn't help.

    Sponsors should withdraw their support not stand over the the organisation gain what the want.
     
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    real leaders don't pander to everybody who has a sook. Now we just need Todd to get the boot and then we no longer have to hear about either of them
     
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    Agree 100%.

    You need people in charge who are not going to be influenced by the general public out rage.


    I really rate Rugba league and how he has handled our current situation. The pressure was on to shot down the game and pushed his hardest to make it work.
    Wasn't scared at all to cop the heat.

    Stuck to his guns and didn't back down on any comments he made during the first press conference regarding the NRL situation and getting funding from the government.

    If we move on from this shitshow I'm sure he is the man that can make the game great again.
     
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    They might finally get rid of the Kiwi influences.
     
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    What amazed me was when she sent our club into the shitter then she was hired by Rugby Australia, I'm guessing whoever put her name in the hat for the Rugby Australia job is getting ready to wash car windscreens on Parramatta Rd also.
     
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    Yeah that's right, what she, and Gronkberg are going to find out is that pissing people off to please a few is not good for longevity

    I don't know much about Rugba league, but fingers crossed I guess.. I mean from the Bulldogs point of view, it can't get worse than Todd, but he definitely appears a lot more stable and is clearly wearing the pants rn
     
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    Catalans Dragons: We do not share Israel Folau's views on homosexuality.

    THAT IS ALL RAERAE NEEDED TO SAY.


    But no no, her stupidity stood in the way and cost RA $3,000,000, their best attacking player, and a potential better placing in the World Cup.
     
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    She paved the way for Izzy to leave the country. The nation owes her a debt of gratitude for that.
     
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    Israel is a preacher of the true meaning of Christianity, not the horrid way the media depicts Priests as being pedos - he even prays for those who have nothing but hatred towards him.
     
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    She’s a fat slob .. who would be looking up to her ? No one.. who would be looking around her ? Everyone cause she’s fat as fuck. She’s shit at any club or organisation she goes to, c*** should be the face of McDonald’s . Looks like grimace
     
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    Kearns has already denied it.
     

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