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Brumbies and Raiders in shock merger?

By johnboy 1 April 2013 18

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A media release has just come in (possibly 16 minutes early at 11:44pm) announcing the Brumbies and Raiders are joining forces to stem the tide of red ink:

In a World first, the Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies have agreed to merge both clubs into a single organisation.

Coaches and players will remain with their current teams and continue to play in both competitions.

Executive and board members will be asked to reapply for their positions in the new organisation.

Both teams will continue to compete in elite Rugby League and Rugby Union, with a combined brand and administration.

Reduced costs through rationalising the Executive CANBERRA Super Club and Board by over 50% will be passed on to fans. Prices are Expected to be cut by half.

Cheaper tickets to games, and cheaper beer at games. Financial members of each team will receive a 50% refund for the remainder of the year.

Team sponsors and advertisers will benefit from the merger with both gaining exposure from the two different codes.

Further details will be released in the coming days.


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EvanJames 10:31 am 02 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

I know that such articles are posted in good fun… but why do we do this? I’m yet to see one that was funny… ever.

You must be very young then. The Canberra Times had a good run in the 70s and 80s, I think the most effective one was about draining the lake to get rid of the carp. Whoever wrote those stories had the added challenge of spelling out “April Fools” using the first letter of each paragraph.

Pork Hunt 7:23 pm 01 Apr 13

poetix said :

Deckard said :

gungsuperstar said :

I know that such articles are posted in good fun… but why do we do this? I’m yet to see one that was funny… ever.

And where does it come from? Is this more Americanised crap that we feel the need to inflict on our culture (similar to the rant that I’ve begun to inflict on children and their parents every 31 October)?

Maybe I’m an old fuddy duddy – but I don’t see the value or merit in such crap.

It’s all a bit older than ‘Americanised crap’ if you’d bother to look up wikipedia.

I’m more concerned with the modern Australian culture of whinging about everything.

Yes, I see it as harmless fun.

Mind you, I did convince Mr P that there was a snake in our house this morning, so I comment as a winner.

Mrs P, that is low. I can’t stand snakes. If he has nightmares you know who is to blame!

poetix 6:26 pm 01 Apr 13

Deckard said :

gungsuperstar said :

I know that such articles are posted in good fun… but why do we do this? I’m yet to see one that was funny… ever.

And where does it come from? Is this more Americanised crap that we feel the need to inflict on our culture (similar to the rant that I’ve begun to inflict on children and their parents every 31 October)?

Maybe I’m an old fuddy duddy – but I don’t see the value or merit in such crap.

It’s all a bit older than ‘Americanised crap’ if you’d bother to look up wikipedia.

I’m more concerned with the modern Australian culture of whinging about everything.

Yes, I see it as harmless fun.

Mind you, I did convince Mr P that there was a snake in our house this morning, so I comment as a winner.

Deckard 4:34 pm 01 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

I know that such articles are posted in good fun… but why do we do this? I’m yet to see one that was funny… ever.

And where does it come from? Is this more Americanised crap that we feel the need to inflict on our culture (similar to the rant that I’ve begun to inflict on children and their parents every 31 October)?

Maybe I’m an old fuddy duddy – but I don’t see the value or merit in such crap.

It’s all a bit older than ‘Americanised crap’ if you’d bother to look up wikipedia.

I’m more concerned with the modern Australian culture of whinging about everything.

poetix 12:44 pm 01 Apr 13

Won’t this just further confuse your new ‘sport correspondent’?

Designing that uniform must have taken minutes.

    johnboy 12:48 pm 01 Apr 13

    If we start worrying about things that will confuse Barcham we’ll never stop.

Thumper 11:25 am 01 Apr 13

Rumour is that Dugan and Carney have been resigned…

milkman 11:10 am 01 Apr 13

Duffbowl said :

*sigh* That’s the best they’ve got?

Yes. That’s the sad part.

sushico 10:48 am 01 Apr 13

Should have just announced they were going to re-sign Josh Dugan. Now that would have been funny.

Vindalu 10:16 am 01 Apr 13

Cheaper beer at games! yeah that definitely makes it a joke.

p1 10:03 am 01 Apr 13

I think this must be a hoax. No way they would pass on savings to the fans.

Duffbowl 9:58 am 01 Apr 13

*sigh* That’s the best they’ve got?

Roundhead89 8:22 am 01 Apr 13

One of the lamest April Fool jokes ever.

screaming banshee 7:09 am 01 Apr 13

Haw…………haw

muntychops 7:02 am 01 Apr 13

Is this RiotAct or 1980’s radio? Radio just called, Kix 106 wants its Schtick back.

gungsuperstar 1:01 am 01 Apr 13

I know that such articles are posted in good fun… but why do we do this? I’m yet to see one that was funny… ever.

And where does it come from? Is this more Americanised crap that we feel the need to inflict on our culture (similar to the rant that I’ve begun to inflict on children and their parents every 31 October)?

Maybe I’m an old fuddy duddy – but I don’t see the value or merit in such crap.

EvanJames 12:25 am 01 Apr 13

There’s probably some complicated rule about such things that are perpetrated before midnight…

Instant Mash 12:12 am 01 Apr 13

‘Tis the season to be foolish!

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