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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 12:35

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Austin Huns pretty well supported? If so, where's the support for the Elite?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 14:28

Isn't Elite a strange name?
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby 4N » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 16:38

Yeah it’s bad branding. Seems to be French influenced (means the same in both languages).

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Coloradoan » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 16:51

Austin Elite Rugby sounds like a summer camp or an academy, at best. It doesn't even sound like a corny ripoff of a European team like some MLS team names.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 20:13

Stade Austinais.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby 4N » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 20:46

sk 88 wrote:Stade Austinais.


Pretty much.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 23:16

thatrugbyguy wrote:Forgive me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Austin Huns pretty well supported? If so, where's the support for the Elite?


There's one match in Austin that gets more than a few pigeons, Huns v. Blacks. There's a concerted effort from the amateur game to not support the pros in Austin by the fact that they stay home.

It's also important to note that it was snowing in Austin, and like San Diego and rain...Austin and Snow don't mix.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 23:23

TheStroBro wrote:
There's one match in Austin that gets more than a few pigeons, Huns v. Blacks. There's a concerted effort from the amateur game to not support the pros in Austin by the fact that they stay home.

It's also important to note that it was snowing in Austin, and like San Diego and rain...Austin and Snow don't mix.


So, there's a deliberate attempt to shut out the Elite from the biggest clubs in the region?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Rugga » Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 08:49

TheStroBro wrote:
thatrugbyguy wrote:Forgive me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Austin Huns pretty well supported? If so, where's the support for the Elite?


There's one match in Austin that gets more than a few pigeons, Huns v. Blacks. There's a concerted effort from the amateur game to not support the pros in Austin by the fact that they stay home.

It's also important to note that it was snowing in Austin, and like San Diego and rain...Austin and Snow don't mix.



Why do the do that and what do you mean by stay at home.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 15:39

Pettiness.

I'm removed from it, you either are Rugby first and you want the game to grow or you don't.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 08:53

So the new team in Atlanta will be called "Rugby ATL". :lol:

Was it supposed to be in Seattle and they wanted it to sound like it? Seriously how the hell do you come up with a name like this?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 09:09

RugbyLiebe wrote:So the new team in Atlanta will be called "Rugby ATL". :lol:

Was it supposed to be in Seattle and they wanted it to sound like it? Seriously how the hell do you come up with a name like this?

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/new ... -name.html


Apparently ATL is a local thing.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 09:45

Working Class Rugger wrote:Apparently ATL is a local thing.


I might be wrong, but isn't this the abbreviation of the local airport? :D

(or better said the airport with the most passengers in the world)
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby iul » Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 10:19

On reddit they're calling them rattlers

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 10:27

iul wrote:On reddit they're calling them rattlers


RATL Sneks.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 04:16

Terrible name. Hockey Maple leafs. Baseball Yankees, Basketball Knicks you don't need the sport name in the team name.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Thomas » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 11:34

Has New York confounded expectations or where they expected to be this strong? I had them winning by 5 against Houston but didn't expect a 27 point margin. Also 3rd on the table on debut season?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 23:42

Thomas wrote:Has New York confounded expectations or where they expected to be this strong? I had them winning by 5 against Houston but didn't expect a 27 point margin. Also 3rd on the table on debut season?

They were expected to be strong. Houston finished bottom of the table.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 13:23

Thomas wrote:Has New York confounded expectations or where they expected to be this strong? I had them winning by 5 against Houston but didn't expect a 27 point margin. Also 3rd on the table on debut season?


Houston was missing around 4 or 5 players for the ARC and RUNY was only missing 2, if that makes any difference.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 01:32

Braziian loose forward Arthyr Bergo signed for Utah Warriors: https://www.warriorsrugby.com/news/warr ... lr-season/

I heard Austin Elite is set to sign a couple of Tupis too.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby grande » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 16:44

Arrows finally released their single game ticket prices. They're $29 for adults and $19 for kids (14 and under). Seems kind of steep to me? How's that compare to the rest of the league?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby welshdragon2000 » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 17:42

Glendale is $25 for adults. I’m going to the game versus Seattle in May, I emailed them cheekily recently asking if I could have anything extra to my trip across from Wales extra special but I haven’t had a response yet. That typical of them or do they generally reply promptly?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 18:40

RUNY charges between $20 and $45 for adults and $10 for kids

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby jonny24 » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 18:52

grande wrote:Arrows finally released their single game ticket prices. They're $29 for adults and $19 for kids (14 and under). Seems kind of steep to me? How's that compare to the rest of the league?


I kinda thought the same, but then again you kinda need to give some value to STH who are paying $25. I think $20 and $25 might have been better but we'll see.

Just saw it announced the York9 will be playing all their games at the newer York Lions Stadium, and no longer starting out at Alumni Field. Does this change anything for the Arrows? I had assumed the temporary seating and camera setups, etc would be shared but now York9 has no reason to. Arrows into Lions? Still at Alumni but fewer seats? Or paying for all the seats and stuff still?

I'd much prefer getting into Lions. I have a feeling we're going to be playing on all the football markings at Alumni...
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 21:04

grande wrote:Arrows finally released their single game ticket prices. They're $29 for adults and $19 for kids (14 and under). Seems kind of steep to me? How's that compare to the rest of the league?

Seattle has only $25 and $35 options. No kids option.

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