Fairfax reports that Western Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry has hit back at comments made by departing Waratahs CEO Greg Harris suggesting Perth would be better off without a Super Rugby franchise, saying he should worry about his own backyard given he was unable to grow the game in NSW.
Sinderberry said clubs’ financial predicaments fluctuate over the years, meaning Harris’ comments about ditching the west were, in his opinion, off the mark.
“History doesn’t support what he’s saying,” Sinderberry said. “NSW has been bailed out twice, Queensland’s been bailed out [and] the Rebels. I think Greg was a consultant of the Rebels for an extended period of time and saw a huge loss. So every sport, every team in the competition has had its struggles.