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Former Wallaby John Wellborn says it's a tragedy that Western Force is being axed from the Super Rugby competition.

Today, an appeal by the Western Force rugby side against the team's axing from the Super Rugby league has been dismissed by NSW court. The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced its intention to cut the Force from the competition last month. Judge David Hammerschlag today dismissed the appeal against the axing, ordering Rugby WA pay costs. He found in favour of the ARU's argument that a renegotiation of a broadcast agreement gave it the right to reduce the number of teams in the competition from 18 to 15. The WA-based former Wallaby turned investment banker, John Welborn, says he was very disappointed by the decision.
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