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3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

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3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby RugInt » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:35

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby qwerty » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 13:32

Will it be played on that pitch that has only soccer lines (and maybe faint rugby ones)?

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby NaBUru38 » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 14:35

Can we win outside home? Let's see.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby 4N » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 15:18

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 16:08

I would like Uruguay to win this one. World Rugby needs to see that the USA shouldn't be the team entered into the World League. They're getting better (and are way better than Canada, who also shouldn't be in it) but they haven't paid their dues like the pacific Islands teams have.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby Raven » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 16:12

snapper37 wrote:I would like Uruguay to win this one. World Rugby needs to see that the USA shouldn't be the team entered into the World League. They're getting better (and are way better than Canada, who also shouldn't be in it) but they haven't paid their dues like the pacific Islands teams have.


I don´t think they (URU) are as interesting marketingwise nor for the businness that can be created around thier figure, and they already have one spanish speaking exotic country playing with the big boys. If it was Brazil though.... well that would have another ring to it (nothing against it happening either!)

But coming back to the game itself, yeah, Vamos Teros! Uruguay nomá!

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 16:22

Raven wrote:
snapper37 wrote:I would like Uruguay to win this one. World Rugby needs to see that the USA shouldn't be the team entered into the World League. They're getting better (and are way better than Canada, who also shouldn't be in it) but they haven't paid their dues like the pacific Islands teams have.


I don´t think they (URU) are as interesting marketingwise nor for the businness that can be created around thier figure, and they already have one spanish speaking exotic country playing with the big boys. If it was Brazil though.... well that would have another ring to it (nothing against it happening either!)

But coming back to the game itself, yeah, Vamos Teros! Uruguay nomá!


The Americans have the money but don't really have an interesting market place either.
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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 17:38

If we were to capitalize on Uruguayan population this test would not be in Seattle...no Market research was done, and part of this was also to save costs which I understand. But...tickets for both this and the Canada match are lagging.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 04:05

We are playing like ass...Pali can't call a game to save his life.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby victorsra » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 04:43

I don´t think they (URU) are as interesting marketingwise nor for the businness that can be created around thier figure, and they already have one spanish speaking exotic country playing with the big boys. If it was Brazil though.... well that would have another ring to it (nothing against it happening either!)


Argentina and Uruguay exotic?
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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 05:15

This was a decent game. Uruguay played great and really took it to the States. The try they scored off the kick return was an awesome display of simply skills.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 05:29

First thing, we played like complete ass. Didn't think to change our game plan when it wasn't working. Some Sisyphean shit right there.

Pali Deluca was pretty awful in his few MLR matches as a referee, he was really awful tonight.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 06:53

Congrats Teros! So, I see it is possible to put rugby lines down in Seattle......

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 07:00

Also, Uruguay move to 16th in the world rankings. I'd imagine that's an all time high.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby BigG » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 07:51

I watched the game. Uruguay deserved a win, but . . . US defense. Was it defense at all?

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby Thomas » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 11:18

I found it amusing that none of us got the USA v Uruguay game in the tipping. I thought that was funny.

On a serious note is there as state in the USA that has the largest support base? shouldn't you concentrate all your matches there or keep it to one side of the country?

I understand the reasoning that you have one match in Texas the next in Washington State, is it doable. Shouldn't you harness your core base from your strongest or weakest region? Keep your matches there for the foreseeable future? genuine interested to find out why constant stadium changes.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby qwerty » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 11:58

Colorado?

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby BigG » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 15:08

Strange game - strange outcome.

Was it last nail in US's coffin in terms of not including them into the World League?

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 15:35

Thomas wrote:I found it amusing that none of us got the USA v Uruguay game in the tipping. I thought that was funny.

On a serious note is there as state in the USA that has the largest support base? shouldn't you concentrate all your matches there or keep it to one side of the country?

I understand the reasoning that you have one match in Texas the next in Washington State, is it doable. Shouldn't you harness your core base from your strongest or weakest region? Keep your matches there for the foreseeable future? genuine interested to find out why constant stadium changes.


Dude...I discussed this for awhile...we have such poor predictability with this things. Texas overall has a very strong rugby base, Dallas and Houston Rugby Communities are very large, so the Round Rock test is a meet in the middle one. We'd previously gotten over 6k there.

Seattle has a pretty decent rugby community...what's sad is that USAR couldn't sell out there when the Seawolves sold out the week before.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby 4N » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:11

BigG wrote:Strange game - strange outcome.

Was it last nail in US's coffin in terms of not including them into the World League?


Not sure about that, but people need to be more honest about where the Eagles are as a team. We got carried away after the ARC and the Scotland test last year. The scrum has been a crippling weakness for at least 10 years now but no one wants to take the steps to fix it because it would require a few people admitting fault.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby 4N » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:18

Thomas wrote:I found it amusing that none of us got the USA v Uruguay game in the tipping. I thought that was funny.

On a serious note is there as state in the USA that has the largest support base? shouldn't you concentrate all your matches there or keep it to one side of the country?

I understand the reasoning that you have one match in Texas the next in Washington State, is it doable. Shouldn't you harness your core base from your strongest or weakest region? Keep your matches there for the foreseeable future? genuine interested to find out why constant stadium changes.


I’m honestly not sure if the US has a rugby hotbed to compare to somewhere like Heidelberg or Valladolid or Krasnoyarsk. Parts of Utah or Sacramento might come the closest but there isn’t really a place where rugby is considered the third or fourth sport locally.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby qwerty » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:46

What about Denver? And maybe Atlanta (or wherever Life University is)?

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:48

BigG wrote:Strange game - strange outcome.

Was it last nail in US's coffin in terms of not including them into the World League?


I hope so

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:52

4N wrote:
Thomas wrote:I found it amusing that none of us got the USA v Uruguay game in the tipping. I thought that was funny.

On a serious note is there as state in the USA that has the largest support base? shouldn't you concentrate all your matches there or keep it to one side of the country?

I understand the reasoning that you have one match in Texas the next in Washington State, is it doable. Shouldn't you harness your core base from your strongest or weakest region? Keep your matches there for the foreseeable future? genuine interested to find out why constant stadium changes.


I’m honestly not sure if the US has a rugby hotbed to compare to somewhere like Heidelberg or Valladolid or Krasnoyarsk. Parts of Utah or Sacramento might come the closest but there isn’t really a place where rugby is considered the third or fourth sport locally.



This is why i don't believe the States are ready for a world cup. Not enough support around one area to hold the whole tourney, Having a tourney 6 plus more states apart would lose and a Tourney feel and just one off poorly attended games.

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Re: 3 March: USA v Uruguay ARC

Postby 4N » Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 17:57

qwerty wrote:What about Denver? And maybe Atlanta (or wherever Life University is)?


Rugby is more popular in the places I mentioned than Denver. Maybe Aspen or Boulder would come closer. I’ll let Coloradoan answer though.

It’s way down the pecking order in Atlanta. No disrespect to Life U but it’s a small school that most people haven’t heard of.

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