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Australia and South Africa will each lose one Super Rugby franchise if a review proposal presented to the Australian Rugby Union is adopted.The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday that other models delivered in a secret review of the Super Rugby competition, expanded to 18 teams for the 2016 season, included the possibility of South Africa losing two teams; another reportedly advocated further expansion of the competition.ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said the board was reviewing a SANZAAR-initiated report into the expanded Super Rugby competition, noting that everything is on the table.Weve interviewed all the Super Rugby clubs and national unions and the idea is to design the competition for the future, Pulver said on Friday, noting that change was unlikely before the end of the current broadcast deal in 2020.The ARU, meanwhile, came under fire from former Wallabies centre Brett Papworth, who slammed the union for what he said was a from-the-roof-down approach to the sport. Papworth, wrote in a hard-hitting column for Rugby News that the union should withdraw its franchises from Super Rugby and redirect money to grassroots level to revive the code in Australia.How can we be spending more than ever on the growing professional arm of the game, but getting worse, Papworth wrote.I have gone back as far as I can into the ARU annual report archives, and can tell you that since 2007 the ARU has spent $777,000,000 on the game [in nine years]. Almost all of it on the growing empires that are supposed to make us a rugby superpower. In that time, investment in rugbys grassroots has fallen to pretty much zero.Papworth also pointed to the weak financial model of Australias Super Rugby franchises -- who combined for a woeful three wins from 25 matches against New Zealand opposition this season -- as a reason why the ARU needed to get out of the competition.Tell SANZAR that its over, Papworth wrote in reference to the 18-team, four-conference model introduced for 2016.And if it costs us money to get out, then who cares because it is currently being wasted on the wrong things anyway.The simple fact is that we, the rugby public, dont care anymore.[Super Rugby] has become meaningless, and if you ever want to win again you had better start creating real meaning at every level.The Herald reported that Accenture had consulted stakeholders in compiling its report, including the 18 current teams, the national unions from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Japan, and the host broadcaster from each country.Less than a year after the new SANZAAR broadcast deal delivered the ARU a record $A285 million cash injection over five years, the celebrations have come to an abrupt end, the paper reported.The ARU has informed the five Super Rugby franchises they can expect a $A500,000 funding shortfall from head office next year, while the ARU searches for a new sponsor for Super Rugby and gets to grips with the true financial picture at the Western Force and the Brumbies.The ARU did not secure a naming rights sponsor for the June Test series against England, or this years Rugby Championship. In a further illustration of the depth of the woes in Australian rugby, Western Force were bailed out by $A800,000 of additional funding from head office while the Brumbies also have significant financial issues. Melbourne Rebels are being propped up by private owners, while Queensland Reds posted a loss of more than $A1 million last year. Only the Waratahs reported a profit last year, just $A100,000.Papworth wrote in his column for Rugby News that a stronger interstate series in Australia would increase interest in the sport and its players at a representative level, and that money would still flow from matches that people actually care about.It shouldnt be too hard to create an annual interstate series that matters, Papworth wrote. Authentic Cheap Jerseys . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. 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"We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick was encouraged that President Barack Obama recently weighed in on his national anthem protest by praising him for generating conversation about social issues.Obama said Monday that he had no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is sincere and cares about some real, legitimate issues. He also said approvingly that Kaepernick has generated more national conversation about issues that need to be talked about since his refusal to stand for the anthem became public less than two weeks ago.Hes someone who also realizes theres many issues that need to be addressed and need changing in this country, Kaepernick said Wednesday. I think a lot of the initial shock of what the protest was about and the kind of significance of that was lost in the action and the message wasnt really addressed. I think that was great that he came out and supported the message that we do need to make changes in these areas.Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem all preseason and his protest became public after he sat before a home game against Green Bay on Aug. 26. Kaepernick has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the many reasons for his actions and said he plans to continue to not stand for the anthem during the regular season.Kaepernick kneeled during the anthem last Thursday in San Diego with teammate Eric Reid in a move meant to show more respect to some military members who had been critical of the protest. Seattle defensive back Jeremy Lane also joined in by sitting before his teams game in Oakland last week. Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday that he is considering joining the protest as well but wants to get all my ducks in a row before I do so.I think its something where theres a lot of players that really feel the same way, Kaepernick said. Theyre just nervous about consequences that come along with it. A lot of them have families to feed. I think thats a tragic situation where players arent comfortable speaking whats really on their mind and whats right because theyre afraid of consequences that come along with it.Kaepernick plans to continue the protest when the regular season starts next Monday against the Los Angeles Rams. He said he would refuse to stand for the anthem even if the Niners openeed the season like most teams on Sunday, which is the 15th anniversary of the Sept.dddddddddddd11 attacks.Once again, this isnt a protest against men and women in the military. I have great respect for them, Kaepernick said. People are getting lost in what the true message is, and dont want to address what it really is and address those issues. And thats really the problem. I wish people would be as outraged about the murders that are happening in the street as they are about a protest.Earlier Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he disagrees with Kaepernicks choice to kneel during the anthem but recognizes the quarterbacks right to protest.I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we dont live in a perfect society, Goodell said in an email to the AP. On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly in that.Kaepernick said last week that he planned to donate $1 million from his salary to groups supporting his cause and announced Wednesday that he will donate proceeds from his jersey sales to charity to thank fans for their support. Sales of Kaepernicks jersey have skyrocketed since his protest became public.The jersey sales jumped because of peoples belief that there can be change, he said. And we can make this country better, and that they believe I was someone who could help that change.In football news, Kaepernick said he is getting stronger each day after missing the offseason program following three operations and sitting out two weeks in training camp with a tired throwing shoulder.That lack of practice time contributed to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the 49ers. Kaepernick will open the season as a backup for the first time since 2012. He replaced the injured Alex Smith as starter later that season and led San Francisco to the Super Bowl.I have to wait my time and work, he said. Ive been in this position before. Last time I was in this position I ended up in the Super Bowl. 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