Six-team Indo Pacific Rugby Championship unveiled by Andrew Forrest

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  • Mining magnate wants new competition to revive Australian rugby
  • ARU says it is working with Forrest and ‘exploring all options’

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has launched the new Indo Pacific Rugby Championship to kick off next year. Forrest is in negotiations with the Australian Rugby Union to ensure players who compete in his competition will also

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Indo-Pacific rugby league takes shape with ARU help

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Indo-Pacific rugby league takes shape with ARU help

Australian and Indo-Pacific rugby chiefs are working to collaborate on a new league initiated by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest that will allow Super Rugby stars to feature, it was announced on Wednesday.

Plans for the competition were flagged by the billionaire founder and chairman of Fortescue Metals this month after Western Force lost an

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WA premier threatens to bankrupt ARU over axing of Super Rugby's Force

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  • Mark McGowan calls for Super Rugby club to be reinstated
  • ‘We’ll use every tool at our disposal to get our money back,’ he says

The Western Australian government has threatened to bankrupt the Australian Rugby Union if the Western Force are not reinstated. Premier Mark McGowan says the state government is getting legal advice and the options include

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Western Force Super Rugby licence discontinued by ARU

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  • Decision to axe Force based on financial considerations, says ARU
  • Club vows to fight decision on what ARU calls ‘sad day for rugby’

The Western Force, backed by RugbyWA, will fight for their survival by “pursuing every possible means” after the Super Rugby club lost their arbitration hearing against the Australian Rugby Union, which immediately ple

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Western Force to get billionaire backing as arbitration with ARU begins

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  • Andrew Forrest to fund under-threat Super Rugby franchise’s campaign
  • Arbitration begins in Sydney this week to decide fate of Force

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest will pour millions of dollars into the “Own the Force” campaign if the Perth-based franchise survives the axe, with RugbyWA and the ARU beginning arbitration in Sydney on Monday

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Chris Froome extends narrow Tour de France lead as Roglic wins in Alps

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Stage winner Primoz Roglic descends the Col du Galibier. • Briton now leads by 27 seconds from Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet
• Roglic prevails after Galibier test; Marcel Kittel abandons earlier on stage

The finish at the summit of the Col d’Izoard will provide another reshuffle, probably a more meaningful one, but over another great ascent, the Galibier, the first Alpine stage provided more than a

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