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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 21:30

rusty_lock wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/strange-case-welsh-rugby-favourite-14723923


Three teams coming in next year, gonna need a captain on at least one of them.



What are salaries for top players like in the MLR

Depends on the team, 20-30k for full timers and then you have match fee guys. In some teams the guys also work F/T jobs: Corporate Sales, Academy Coaches, Ops Directors...so there are ways around it right now. So He could find himself making $80-100k depending on the team. But the Salary cap is expected to rise next year as the number of games will increase.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Sat, 02 Jun 2018, 01:24

Patrick. Fucking. Parfrey.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rusty_lock » Mon, 04 Jun 2018, 23:13

amz wrote:SR experience will definentely help him but I don't think Ardon is a 6, I think he's a natural 8 for his carry abilities, speed and this is why he gets a chance at lock too considering Chief's game plan. Turnover/breakdown work was never his strong point. Anyway the backrow selection is all about complementarity so stick him at 8 and look for flankers who are more efficient at breakdown. Since Canada have Larsen and Beukeboom at lock as decent options, I'd personally pick Olmstead at 6 for his physicality, tackling and work rate.

While a 6 and an 8 are different and have different responsibilities, a blindside flanker is a lot closer, skill set wise, to an eighth man than a lock is. He is getting a chance with the Chiefs not because of their game plan but because of a rash of injuries that have hit the team. He made the most of the oportunity and is now getting regular playing time no matter who comes back. His breakdown has to improve, it is the biggest deficiency in his game. He's a very good player. If he could take the skills he has and add an ability to pinch a little more pill. He would go from being good to great.

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Re: Canadian rugby

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby north walian » Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 22:12

Has Rugby Canada forgotten theres a game on again!

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadaman » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 00:15

north walian wrote:Has Rugby Canada forgotten theres a game on again!


Appears so. Some angry twitter users are starting to blast them about it.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Blurandski » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 00:18

Semi-serious question, are we sure that Rugby Canada aren't run by the Toronto Wolfpack back office? TWP couldn't wish for a more incompetent opposition.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby marvinparsons » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 00:57

It is the biggest game of the year (for 15s) and front page news is a board of directors reshuffling? No lineup released, no pre match video, no instructions on how to watch. My rugby friends literally don't even know we are playing Scotland in two days.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadian_Rugger » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 02:44

The only way to kill the stupidity of RC is to starve it of resources. As I said, I will not give one more cent to the organization, in any capacity. I didn't register as a coach this season.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 04:45

I'm with you. Obviously I had to pay my club dues, because my teammates matter more, but no more merch or tickets.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 07:00

There needs to be a hostile takeover of RC.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 13:23

Canada to play Castres in a friendly on 11th August.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rusty_lock » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 19:43

Very nice win by the U20’s over the US. Looks like hey they had the game well in hand before the Red card.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 19:53

rusty_lock wrote:Very nice win by the U20’s over the US. Looks like hey they had the game well in hand before the Red card.


It was a slow drip win at that point and then our defense failed. Scrum got better as Bracken put the lock playing 6 back to lock...Watched the tape this AM. Up front you guys had us by a couple of inches. Scrummaging for the most part was dreadful, Ainuu is a Hooker at Toulouse. He will not be a test level TH, so we really shouldn't be playing him there.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Blurandski » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 20:51

https://twitter.com/DerekBySEA/status/1 ... 4130694144

6000 odd seats sold for the USA match.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby RussTheMann » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 23:16

Blurandski wrote:https://twitter.com/DerekBySEA/status/1006946194130694144

6000 odd seats sold for the USA match.


pretty sure thats a sell out for the Halifax stadium after they put in the new stands. Anyone catch the official numbers for attendance against scotland? still dont know why we had that game in edmonton

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby LittleGuy » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 02:27

RussTheMann wrote:
Blurandski wrote:https://twitter.com/DerekBySEA/status/1006946194130694144

6000 odd seats sold for the USA match.


pretty sure thats a sell out for the Halifax stadium after they put in the new stands. Anyone catch the official numbers for attendance against scotland? still dont know why we had that game in edmonton



12,824, which actually isn't all that bad, it just looks absurd in a 62,000 seat Stadium(which is frankly too big for even the Eskimos, 45k should be the VERY biggest needed for CFL). I guess with the FIFA world cup incoming though Edmonton will be stuck with that collosus for another couple of decades.

I figured the Halifax game would sell well with the intimate venue, the rival opponent and lack of matches in the Atlantic. Anyone know about Ottawa? I'm hoping it's at least 3k. It's not exactly in the heart of the city though and Russia came last minute and haven't drawn crowds in their prior visits here.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 08:29

12,000 isn't actually bad given the situation the sport is in at the moment in Canada. Were there no smaller venues in the area?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Was_a_Kat » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 20:20

1. Noah Barker – James Bay AA/BC Bears (Courtenay, BC)
2. Ray Barkwill – Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues (Niagara Falls, ON)
3. Cole Keith – James Bay AA/Atlantic Rock (Sussex, NB)
4. Josh Larsen - Otago (Parksville, BC)
5. Evan Olmstead – Auckland/Prairie Wolf Pack (Vancouver, BC)
6. Dustin Dobravsky – Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears (Hanover, Germany)
7. Lucas Rumball – Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
8. Luke Campbell – James Bay AA/BC Bears (Victoria, BC)
9. Andrew Ferguson – Oakville Crusaders/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
10. Theo Sauder – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
11. Cole Davis – Calgary Saints/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
12. Nick Blevins – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
13. Doug Fraser – Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears (Ladysmith, BC)
14. Jeff Hassler – Unattached/Prairie Wolf Pack (Okotoks, AB)
15. Brock Staller – Seattle Seawolves
16. Eric Howard – New Orleans Gold/Ontario Blues (Ottawa, ON)
17. Djustice Sears-Duru – Unattached/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
18. Ryan Kotlewski - Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
19. Conor Keys – UVIC Vikes/Atlantic Rock (Stittsville, ON)
20. Matt Heaton – Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock (Godmanchester, QC)
21. Jorden Sandover-Best - UBC Old Boys/BC Bears (Abbotsford, BC)
22. Shane O’Leary – Ealing Trailfinders (Cork, Ireland)
23. Guiseppe du Toit - UVIC Vikes/BC Bears (Maple Ridg

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 22:02

O'Leary on the bench? I wonder if he's not 100%, or if Kingsley is pissed at him for constantly kicking the ball away last game...

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 23:45

grande wrote:O'Leary on the bench? I wonder if he's not 100%, or if Kingsley is pissed at him for constantly kicking the ball away last game...


Russia is a weaker opponent. He looks to be testing out some new guys in a high intensity game without throwing them to wolves like Scotland. I'm excited to see how Andrew Ferguson and Theo Sauder pair. Sauder has been a stud for UBC for years, primarily at Fly-Half. Would be nice to see some Fly-Half depth built up ahead of the Repechage instead of relying just on O'Leary. JSB is another quality prospect and I hope to see him get some game time to show where he's at.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby marvinparsons » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 23:47

My guess is that he just wants to see Sauder in a test match at his natural position. He's likely picked the Russia game as it's our easiest opponent. O'leary is solid, but isn't ever going to light the world on fire so why not try ane exciting young guy?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Was_a_Kat » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:13

I’m excited to see the halfback pairing. I’m not really concerned about the score.

Does every BCRN article on the national team need to start with heaping praise on Phil Mack?

“Phil Mack is not available, but he was awesome and would be awesome if he played...”

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:16

Buffalo wrote:
grande wrote:O'Leary on the bench? I wonder if he's not 100%, or if Kingsley is pissed at him for constantly kicking the ball away last game...


Russia is a weaker opponent. He looks to be testing out some new guys in a high intensity game without throwing them to wolves like Scotland. I'm excited to see how Andrew Ferguson and Theo Sauder pair. Sauder has been a stud for UBC for years, primarily at Fly-Half. Would be nice to see some Fly-Half depth built up ahead of the Repechage instead of relying just on O'Leary. JSB is another quality prospect and I hope to see him get some game time to show where he's at.


I'm all fucked up... I thought they were playing the US this weekend.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 00:21

Staller starting. Nice. He will tear it up.

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