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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 05 May 2018, 21:20

Ontario Arrows absolutely dominating the Boston Mystics 32-3 HT

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby iul » Sat, 05 May 2018, 21:36

how is the crowd looking size-wise?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 05 May 2018, 22:07

iul wrote:how is the crowd looking size-wise?


Official attendance is 1604

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 05 May 2018, 22:10

Final Score Arrows 77-8 Mystics

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby mb.rugger89 » Sat, 05 May 2018, 23:01

This makes me feel better about rugby in Canada. As long as they keep it how it is and dont cave in to rugby canada, and rugby canada keeps its grubby fingers away.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sun, 06 May 2018, 00:08

It was a fun game, lots of kids who were enjoying it. They desperately need to improve the beer setup. One window for 1600 people won't cut it.

I still stood in line for it so that parts my fault.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadian_Rugger » Sun, 06 May 2018, 00:54

Should have done a double header with the Wolfpack. They got 3000 at Fletchers.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sun, 06 May 2018, 03:49

I think it was the right call. More people will go to York than Fletcher's. And Arrows can and should stand on their own.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 06 May 2018, 04:30

1600 for a trail match is pretty good. Canadian football markings and goal posts will need to be addressed in the future.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sun, 06 May 2018, 04:34

I think they will be playing at the other York Stadium, but the pitch wasn't ready. Don't if it's always this long before they let people on it, it was a late and cold/wet spring. But it's pretty handy to have a backup field a few steps away in the future.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 06 May 2018, 04:38

So if/when Ontario join MLR will they have to play away games for the first few weeks before they can play on the other pitch?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sat, 12 May 2018, 13:27

So, first weekend of the club season here in Ontario. Anyone else playing today?
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby GentsRugger » Sat, 12 May 2018, 16:53

thatrugbyguy wrote:So if/when Ontario join MLR will they have to play away games for the first few weeks before they can play on the other pitch?

It's not ideal but I would imagine that's what they're going to do.

jonny24 wrote:So, first weekend of the club season here in Ontario. Anyone else playing today?

My game got pushed back to June 9th as our home field isn't available yet. First game on Thursday night against Brantford. My first time back playing in 3 years..should be interesting.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sat, 12 May 2018, 23:14

Played the first half, at lock. No idea was was happening on the other side of the scrum, felt like it was pivoting around me and my prop, but they were getting wrecked. But our newbies stepped up for the most part and we got the win, so....

5 or six pints deep so I won't say anything about the ref...
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Sat, 12 May 2018, 23:19

GentsRugger wrote:
jonny24 wrote:So, first weekend of the club season here in Ontario. Anyone else playing today?

My game got pushed back to June 9th as our home field isn't available yet. First game on Thursday night against Brantford. My first time back playing in 3 years..should be interesting.


Well that's a hell of a first game. . Any preseason? Hope it went well!
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby GentsRugger » Sun, 13 May 2018, 04:28

jonny24 wrote:Well that's a hell of a first game. . Any preseason? Hope it went well!


Yeah, I played a couple preseason games. Just converted to Hooker from Centre at last weeks game. I've always had a Hookers body but I was a hard crashing Centre for years. I'm finally where I belong but it's going to take some time to get use to it. We'll see, I'm happy to be playing again anyways.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Used2BwithIt » Sun, 13 May 2018, 17:43

GentsRugger wrote:
jonny24 wrote:Well that's a hell of a first game. . Any preseason? Hope it went well!


Yeah, I played a couple preseason games. Just converted to Hooker from Centre at last weeks game. I've always had a Hookers body but I was a hard crashing Centre for years. I'm finally where I belong but it's going to take some time to get use to it. We'll see, I'm happy to be playing again anyways.


That's real big of you, man. Can't say I've ever known someone to make the move from back to front row so nobly. ;)

How was having your hair messed up? Lots of product at the start to keep it in place, or did you just deal and fix it in the changing room later? :D

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby GentsRugger » Mon, 14 May 2018, 00:00

Used2BwithIt wrote:That's real big of you, man. Can't say I've ever known someone to make the move from back to front row so nobly. ;)

How was having your hair messed up? Lots of product at the start to keep it in place, or did you just deal and fix it in the changing room later? :D

Hahaha yeah like I said I was always meant to play Hooker. I've never looked like or fit in with the pretty boy backs. Shaved head, big nasty beard and all that. I feel at home now, don't want to go back to playing centre lol.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Mon, 14 May 2018, 04:05

GentsRugger wrote:
Used2BwithIt wrote:That's real big of you, man. Can't say I've ever known someone to make the move from back to front row so nobly. ;)

How was having your hair messed up? Lots of product at the start to keep it in place, or did you just deal and fix it in the changing room later? :D

Hahaha yeah like I said I was always meant to play Hooker. I've never looked like or fit in with the pretty boy backs. Shaved head, big nasty beard and all that. I feel at home now, don't want to go back to playing centre lol.


Well lucky for you that gravity will never let you escape the Front Row Master Race now that you've felt it's snuggly embrace.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby marvinparsons » Tue, 15 May 2018, 00:08

Horribly sad news: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/p-e-i-tee ... -1.3928602.

Just terrible.

Second death since 2013 in a HS game.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadian_Rugger » Tue, 15 May 2018, 01:12

Super sad, one of the things that worries me with high school rugby is how terrible the coaching is. I've seen some absolutely shocking stuff from high school coaches.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Tue, 15 May 2018, 03:13

It sounds like just the one injury, which while tragic, can always happen. But I'm finding it's still such a hard battle to get people taking it seriously after a head injury happens, the pressure to "tough it out" etc. More awareness, research, and education are definitely needed.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Used2BwithIt » Tue, 15 May 2018, 11:51

While I'd love to see development officers continually helping to educate coaches, the governing bodies should at least implement a mandatory Rugby Smart course like I experienced in Australia. Every single coach had to attend the two hour (I think) session every season that not only covered the basics that everyone should know - and it never hurts to revisit before the season starts to keep the info fresh - but also new things that may have emerged over the past year (as always seems to happen).

Train up one person at a local club - especially targeting PE teachers, medical, first responders, etc. - and have them deliver a few to the school coaches. I don't like RC trying to get schools to pay their insurance, but this would be one "must" I'd be fine with them implementing. I'd expect Boards to jump all over it as well for the sake of the kiddies' safety.

Instead, it's an online module that doesn't cover it all and that is only mandatory (I think) if you have your coaching / reffing quals.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Wed, 16 May 2018, 21:46

RC now begging for money on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEaU8civJc

Good news: It looks like Arrows vs Canada Selects will be live streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbpfA7I2PrQ

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