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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby argie » Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 08:04

Dallas and Los Angeles to join MLR in 2021.
http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2019/1 ... r-in-2021/

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Raven » Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 12:00

...and Miami in 2022.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 21:05

Raven wrote:...and Miami in 2022.

We'll see if he makes it through the bid process.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 21:14

It is really urgent for Canada to have a second bid while there are still places available. Two pro teams is the minimum, specialy with South America going pro. I realy thought a French club could try a team in Montreal. I know Canada needs a bid from the West and that Quebec is not a hotbed for rugby, but not all MLR cities were in the recent past either I guess.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 15:49

It looks like Rebolo (Brazilian hooker/prop) is signing with Austin Herd.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby argie » Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 06:02

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Tue, 17 Dec 2019, 21:46

Old Glory announcing a "champion" player. Paul Tait on twitter says he is a player that has beaten the all blacks which really limits the pool.

List of all blacks losses in last 15 years:

http://stats.espnscrum.com/statsguru/ru ... view=match

If anyone fancies digging through them all to try and guess!

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tiernster » Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 11:08

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby argie » Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 17:24

sk 88 wrote:Old Glory announcing a "champion" player. Paul Tait on twitter says he is a player that has beaten the all blacks which really limits the pool.

List of all blacks losses in last 15 years:

http://stats.espnscrum.com/statsguru/ru ... view=match

If anyone fancies digging through them all to try and guess!


Mtawarira to Old Glory!!!!.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 19:16

How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 19:25

Incredible signing!

Massive for the league, this is a global legend at the peak of his career!

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby germanbullsfan » Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 19:38

Looks like this time US Rugby makes everything right and the MLR thing starts progressing in the right way , interesting times ahead.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 02:53

Holy crap, that's a hell of a signing.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Raven » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 10:46

thatrugbyguy wrote:Holy crap, that's a hell of a signing.


Things are looking serious, not that ONE player will make all the difference, but now most sides have a "marquee" player, still a long way to go to be compared with more established leagues, but undoubtedly an awesome way to keep bringing fans to stadiums and having a good product.

Is it right to say the MLR could be similar to the Greene King IPA / RFU Championship in the UK? Maybe excluding the Falcons...

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 13:20

The best MLR clubs could definitely beat many of the Championship Clubs outside of maybe the top yo-yo clubs.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 14:35

I doubt they are at that standard yet. But at that level having a top class player can make a big difference.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 15:18

Raven wrote:
thatrugbyguy wrote:Holy crap, that's a hell of a signing.


Things are looking serious, not that ONE player will make all the difference, but now most sides have a "marquee" player, still a long way to go to be compared with more established leagues, but undoubtedly an awesome way to keep bringing fans to stadiums and having a good product.

Is it right to say the MLR could be similar to the Greene King IPA / RFU Championship in the UK? Maybe excluding the Falcons...


You could put San Diego and Seattle into the Championship and they would compete well with the mid-table clubs. But Austin last season would have gotten demolished for sure.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Edgar » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 15:24

& I see Izzy Folau's got his nose pressed against the window of some third division New York rugby league club now, having been kicked out of the Wallabies camp and rejected by everyone else he's approached, from the Pacific to South Africa. I guess it couldn't hurt, having a couple of superstars like him and SBW running around with North American rugby league clubs. It's all rugby anyway . . .

Don't forget your coat, Izzy :!:

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 16:20

There is no third division rugby league in the US...because there’s only 1 division.

It’s very low though and made up most of Union players who want to play a fun summer sport.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 16:32

Tobar wrote:There is no third division rugby league in the US...because there’s only 1 division.

It’s very low though and made up most of Union players who want to play a fun summer sport.


I think he means the new New York franchise starting to play in the 3rd British league in 2021.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/11 ... rael-folau

Well when it is only supposed to start in 2021, this news is basically a joke.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 16:45

Ah yeah, that thing. Good to know that the owners have no integrity, if it’s possible I’ll be supporting them even less than before.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby ihateblazers » Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 08:48

I'm surprised that Japanese clubs are not interested. He's still one of the best outside back in the world and they don't care about his controversy in Japan. Unless the western media and social media activists decide to impose it's morality and pressure Japanese clubs

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby ihateblazers » Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 08:51

I think that they should consider organising games for MLR clubs/MLR Western & Eastern conference all stars/USA & Canada/West and East USA & West and East Canada against Irish Provinces and Super Rugby teams, other teams from pro 14 and the Premiership could be considered but I doubt they are very marketable in America.

They could host games vs super rugby in January and maybe July. Europeans in January, July, August, September. Leave November and December for the off season.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 12:21

Seattle and Houston are hosting Mitre 10 clubs. Perhaps one day they can play against Super Rugby teams in the preseason, that’d be a swell experience.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Salta » Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 14:28

Tobar wrote:Seattle and Houston are hosting Mitre 10 clubs. Perhaps one day they can play against Super Rugby teams in the preseason, that’d be a swell experience.

No, there are 100 points of difference, stop flying.

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