Wanted: Someone with deep pockets and an interest in rugby to join a franchise with championship-winning history and one that still runs smoothly after a recent tune up. Interested parties should contact the ACT Brumbies.
Don't be surprised if you see something similar to the above wanted ad circulated around businesses and private equity companies in the coming months as the Brumbies investigate all options to ensure the club's long-term future.
Someone like Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest, who is propping up the Western Force, would be ideal and the right investor could ease the financial strain on the Brumbies and Rugby Australia.
Brumbies chairman Matt Nobbs told members this week the board had to be proactive in finding "other buckets" of revenue to survive the new world when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
The idea of private investment in Canberra isn't particularly new. But while in the past it has been just an idea, Nobbs says it is now a "serious conversation".
Any private investment or ownership deal would need approval from the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union, who effectively own the Brumbies.
It's understood there have been preliminary conversations to gauge interest in buying a stake in the Brumbies, but nothing has progressed and the board has not spoken about what percentage they would be willing to sell, if any.
For any of it to progress would require deep boardroom discussions and information sessions with the ACT rugby members.
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But Australian rugby's financial woes and a coronavirus shutdown has forced the Brumbies to think differently about their future and how they can generate revenue.
Private equity is one possible avenue, although the Brumbies have no idea what their value would be. The Melbourne Storm was valued at more than $30 million earlier this year, giving the Brumbies hope there is an opportunity to explore private investment options.
The fact rugby has struggled as a product in recent years could hurt the valuation, but it could also make teams an attractive proposition given the potential for growth and the sport's international market.
"But it would have to be the right fit," Nobbs said on Thursday. "We'd just have to find the right people to speak to.
"We have to have all options on the table. There are other options as well ... but our funding model works on a number of buckets to exist and we rely on them.
"That model, to a certain extent, is broken unfortunately. For us to be economically viable as an organisation, we've got to find other buckets of income.
"With all of this we have to find out if anyone is interested and then you have the conversations about how much they want or what they want out of it. The last thing we want to do is for someone to come in, take control and cut it back to the bones and then realise it's something they don't want to do. It just has to be the right fit."
Rugby Australia officials are working on plans to restart a competition in the coming months. One option is a domestic season, while it is hoped a trans-Tasman competition could be initiated.
Forrest and the Force are featuring heavily in discussions to ensure there is enough content for broadcasters given the existing Super Rugby format will not continue in the immediate future.
It is hoped Rugby Australia will be able to secure a broadcast deal for next year and beyond despite boss Raelene Castle quitting last year.
Nobbs and chief executive Phil Thomson spoke positively to members in on online forum, discussing several topics and detailing the Brumbies' plans for survival.
One other option that could emerge in the future is partnerships in Asia and the potential of shifting home games away from Canberra if it provides a significant financial boost.
"We've built a really good brand on and off the field. Moving forward, that is certainly something that can help us open some doors to other markets," Nobbs said.