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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 18:13

From the roster I've received of Scotland I did some math. Starting XV: 12.13 average caps Match 23: 14.2 average caps.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Tobar » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 20:38

TheStroBro wrote:
qwerty wrote:What are the cities in the US where rugby stands out in popularity, apart from Denver? Is it mostly in the west? Is it just Denver?

I suppose SLC, San Francisco and Seattle would be some of them.


Houston, Chicago, NYC, Washington DC, San Diego, LA, SF, Sacramento, Phoenix...


If US were to host a RWC I could foresee all those cities except for Phoenix hosting matches. Nothing against Phoenix, it’s just not on the top of people’s minds when it comes to US cities.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 21:18

Tobar wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:
qwerty wrote:What are the cities in the US where rugby stands out in popularity, apart from Denver? Is it mostly in the west? Is it just Denver?

I suppose SLC, San Francisco and Seattle would be some of them.


Houston, Chicago, NYC, Washington DC, San Diego, LA, SF, Sacramento, Phoenix...


If US were to host a RWC I could foresee all those cities except for Phoenix hosting matches. Nothing against Phoenix, it’s just not on the top of people’s minds when it comes to US cities.


We have a Climate controlled dome...

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Coloradoan » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 05:22

Phoenix isn't a great sports city and the local rugby scene is OK but nothing special. There are probably too many better candidates in the West. Sacramento currently does not have a stadium worthy of hosting RWC matches, but that will likely change by the time a RWC makes it to North America. Still, think they'd probably just put matches in the Bay Area instead. I have doubts about LA, as well, but they probably do it anyway because sports executives always try to get into that market. SF, NYC and Chicago seem like locks, although Chicago won't be part of the 2026 FIFA WC (graft recognize graft?). DC, Houston, Seattle and Denver seem likely as well. SLC, Philly, Boston, KC and somewhere in Florida or Georgia would be solid candidates too. Maybe Columbus and Minneapolis as candidates as well.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 08:21

Ideally you'd want an even spread of venues to help with travel. You would have to clusters the pools in different areas of the country given its size.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 11:33

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Blair Kinghorn, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 George Horne, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Luke Hamilton, 6 Tim Swinson, 5 Ben Toolis, 4 Lewis Carmichael, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Jamie Bhatti
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 David Denton, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Mark Bennett, 23 Dougie Fife

USA are having a good chance on this one :).

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 15:15

Coloradoan wrote:Phoenix isn't a great sports city and the local rugby scene is OK but nothing special. There are probably too many better candidates in the West. Sacramento currently does not have a stadium worthy of hosting RWC matches, but that will likely change by the time a RWC makes it to North America. Still, think they'd probably just put matches in the Bay Area instead. I have doubts about LA, as well, but they probably do it anyway because sports executives always try to get into that market. SF, NYC and Chicago seem like locks, although Chicago won't be part of the 2026 FIFA WC (graft recognize graft?). DC, Houston, Seattle and Denver seem likely as well. SLC, Philly, Boston, KC and somewhere in Florida or Georgia would be solid candidates too. Maybe Columbus and Minneapolis as candidates as well.


Phoenix isn't a great sports city...ok man, that's not accurate. Every local rugby scene is about to become nothing special with the MLR. Our youth Rugby Scene continues to explode, new programs across the valley every spring, kind of wild and awesome. Senior club growth...like what? I actually couldn't believe that new clubs are forming here...whereas the RGRU is now down to four clubs :cry: Point being we have a World Cup ready stadium and we have a local rugby community. However, World Cups really won't matter about locals in general. There will be so many tourists they will go where the matches are. Watched all of the PRP...SF Bay Rugby ain't that great man. There's also the NorCal divide, SF Bay folks won't go to the Valley and Valley folks won't go to SF Bay. Everyone thinks their scene is awesome, when for the most part it just is. LA as a sports city is huge but remains an undeveloped market. If you don't sell the game to people, they won't buy it. Just as we saw in Colorado this weekend.

thatrugbyguy wrote:Ideally you'd want an even spread of venues to help with travel. You would have to clusters the pools in different areas of the country given its size.


In the West everything is a plane flight. North of the Mason-Dixon it's a little bit better. But then you'd have to go to the Northeast! WestSide for life.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 15:28

PHX is a sleeper rugby city to me. Think it has lots of potential there. Nafi Maafu will one day rep them on the big stage.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby USA Rugby Fan » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 03:18

OMG! Eagles win! What a game!
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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Thomas » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 07:09

Huge congratulations, that was a game worth watching in the middle of the night. At one point I thought the Scots were going to win it.

I thought that try in the first half was key.

Great game for the Eagles well done

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 07:21

Congrats. What a big win against Scotland!
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: USA Rugby

Postby amz » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 08:39

Congrats to Eagles, great win!

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Bogdan_DC » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 08:58

Bogdan_DC wrote:Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Blair Kinghorn, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 George Horne, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Luke Hamilton, 6 Tim Swinson, 5 Ben Toolis, 4 Lewis Carmichael, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Jamie Bhatti
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 David Denton, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Mark Bennett, 23 Dougie Fife

USA are having a good chance on this one :).


Scotland tried their luck too much :). Eagles are a serious team who knows their rugby well. Also I like their style, few speedsters in the backs combined with strong carriers in the forwards. Nice one, congrats!

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby GeoRugby » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 09:10

Nice win. Looking forward to watching some highlights.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 09:54

My recording cut out just before the final conversion! I take it he missed it!!

Great win for USA, to come back from 15 points down at one point showed some really great mental strength.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Thomas » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 10:00

sk 88 wrote:My recording cut out just before the final conversion! I take it he missed it!!

Great win for USA, to come back from 15 points down at one point showed some really great mental strength.


You can see it on the BBC Scotland broadcast, is still up

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 10:23

I recorded it over night on BBC, my sky+ didn't last to the conversion but I saw the try. I think I'm okay to not see a conversion go wide :thumbup:

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby DotJP » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 14:29

Congratulations to USA rugby.
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Re: USA Rugby

Postby NaBUru38 » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 14:43

Congratulations to the Eagles.

Now it's time to defeat Georgia.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 19:11

https://www.earfulofdirt.com/2018/06/us ... matic.html

Great night, in the airport and on the way home.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 20:46

Congratulations Eagles!!!

What about the attendance?
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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Osmanperalta » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 23:21

GeoRugby wrote:Nice win. Looking forward to watching some highlights.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGEdsKPr-p8

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 01:05

victorsra wrote:Congratulations Eagles!!!

What about the attendance?


Dunno, the number floating was about 10.5k. The atmosphere around the Stadium was rocking which legit beats the three other tests I've been to by far. The FanFest was actually legit. Hundreds of people at the bars around the stadium getting zipped. Then Multiple massive tailgates.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 02:23

Might be a bit too early to give credit to MLR for this win but given the US team was all professional players for the first time ever you've got to wonder if we're starting to see the results already from the league's existence.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 02:43

thatrugbyguy wrote:Might be a bit too early to give credit to MLR for this win but given the US team was all professional players for the first time ever you've got to wonder if we're starting to see the results already from the league's existence.


It most certainly would have helped the situation.

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