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Western Force axed from Super Rugby

The Western Force is set to take the Australian Rugby Union to court after being axed from the Super Rugby competition.

The ARU won its arbitration hearing against Rugby WA today, and immediately announced it will be axing the Force.

But the saga isn't about to end, with Rugby WA releasing a statement saying it will consider bringing urgent proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW.

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Bunbury
What is the truth about a $1 deal apparently done behind the ARU's back at the 11th hour? Does the Victorian Rugby Union have the financial backing? If so, how and from whom, and why keep it under the radar? Hopefully the legal case will bring out all the washing as it would appear the Western Force case has been out there all along.

Western Australia
Dark day for Australian Rugby Union. You will never beat the All Blacks now as you just killed off any hope of support from dedicated rugby fans in this country. The South African Rugby Union has a lot of questions to answer in this decision.

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