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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby JamesWales » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 23:14

I find it incredible that Major League Rugby teams dont offer kids ticket prices. Thats almost unheard of in the UK.

A child can normally watch Cardiff Blues from around £6-7.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Coloradoan » Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 00:12

JamesWales wrote:I find it incredible that Major League Rugby teams dont offer kids ticket prices. Thats almost unheard of in the UK.

A child can normally watch Cardiff Blues from around £6-7.


To be fair to Seattle, they're selling out their games so they probably shouldn't be offering kids prices until they have a bigger capacity.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 03:33

JamesWales wrote:I find it incredible that Major League Rugby teams dont offer kids ticket prices. Thats almost unheard of in the UK.

A child can normally watch Cardiff Blues from around £6-7.

Austin has $5 kids pricing.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 00:23

TheStroBro wrote:
JamesWales wrote:I find it incredible that Major League Rugby teams dont offer kids ticket prices. Thats almost unheard of in the UK.

A child can normally watch Cardiff Blues from around £6-7.

Austin has $5 kids pricing.


That’s nice that they’re paying kids to come to games. They should increase the price.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 01:34

BTW two Tupis, Cleber Dias and Gabriel Paganini, are heading to Austin.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Suiram » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 02:41

Definitely need the help but it’s a shame it’s such a slow trickle of new players. Will be hard to integrate everyone


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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby snapper37 » Mon, 25 Mar 2019, 18:59

Any rumours about Vancouver?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby iul » Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 07:16

https://austineliterugbysupportersgroup ... s-podcast/
In that podcast the owner of Austin said the fee for joining the league is 4 million USD, up from 0.5 million, which was in the beginning.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 22:25

https://www.usmlr.com/news/mlr-2020-league-format/

Season 3 Format for Major League Rugby has been released.
-Season Start moved to the right 3 Weeks to avoid some deep winter weather, but also for an uninterrupted pre-season block before season kickoff.
-Season End Moved to the right 1 Week with 3 Rounds for the Playoffs
-East and West Conference.
-Playoffs will be in conference R1: 2v3, R2: R1 Conference Final with Conf 1 v. R1 Winner, R3: Conference Champions vie for League Title

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 09:57

Embracing Ontario is great but
where British Columbia and Alberta are ?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sammo » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 12:36

The League doesn’t pick team location, the investors do. If an investor comes along then there may well be a team in Vancouver (less sure about Alberta), but there won’t be until that point.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby NaBUru38 » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 15:48

If the 2020 Major League Rugby starts in mid February, can the Americas Rugby Championship continue to be played in February-March?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 16:13

People have stated that the ARC may move. If it does it puts the US on a SH international schedule, but as I've stated before there is zero chance of becoming a commercial success up here if that happens.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 21:40

TheStroBro wrote:People have stated that the ARC may move. If it does it puts the US on a SH international schedule, but as I've stated before there is zero chance of becoming a commercial success up here if that happens.

Now it is all unclear since Nations Championship plans come out
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 22:43

victorsra wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:People have stated that the ARC may move. If it does it puts the US on a SH international schedule, but as I've stated before there is zero chance of becoming a commercial success up here if that happens.

Now it is all unclear since Nations Championship plans come out


True, but I expect that thing is also dead in the water.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Sat, 13 Apr 2019, 01:55

TheStroBro wrote:
victorsra wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:People have stated that the ARC may move. If it does it puts the US on a SH international schedule, but as I've stated before there is zero chance of becoming a commercial success up here if that happens.

Now it is all unclear since Nations Championship plans come out


True, but I expect that thing is also dead in the water.


We'll see. I think there's as much of a chance that the RFU position is about seeing if the can get more out of the deal than some attempt to just purely scupper it.

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Re: Major League Rugby

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 02 May 2019, 22:40

First coaching change in MLR. Justin Fitzpatrick has been replaced in the interim by Paul Emerick. Search for a new DOR has begun.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 03 May 2019, 08:43

TheStroBro wrote:First coaching change in MLR. Justin Fitzpatrick has been replaced in the interim by Paul Emerick. Search for a new DOR has begun.


Which team?
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 Working Class Rugger » Fri, 03 May 2019, 09:19

RugbyLiebe wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:First coaching change in MLR. Justin Fitzpatrick has been replaced in the interim by Paul Emerick. Search for a new DOR has begun.


Which team?


Houston.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Raven » Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:27

RugbyLiebe wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:First coaching change in MLR. Justin Fitzpatrick has been replaced in the interim by Paul Emerick. Search for a new DOR has begun.


Which team?


The one Schramm is in, you reckon Kobus P. might swap Paris for an official DOR job in the US? :D

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 09 May 2019, 06:53

Raven wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:First coaching change in MLR. Justin Fitzpatrick has been replaced in the interim by Paul Emerick. Search for a new DOR has begun.


Which team?


The one Schramm is in, you reckon Kobus P. might swap Paris for an official DOR job in the US? :D


I was just asking as StroBro is sometimes so deep in his knowledge of the league that it is tough for interested outsiders like me to follow what is going on where ;-)
Kobus doesn't look like the guy who swaps jobs easily. Also if I was anyone contracted in Europe I would think more than twice if I switch my safe contracts to the hire&fire US contract system, where you have way less guarantees that you actually see the full sum which stands in your contract. While that's another topic, that is a reason why they probably have to pay more in the USA to cover that risk.

So Houston has underperformed this season a lot, right? How is Schramm doing?
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Thomas » Thu, 09 May 2019, 08:44

Following from Rugby Liebe:,

Genuine question: are the contracts guaranteed in MLR? Or is performance based like the NFL and each game could be your last. (Hire and fire system as mentioned in the above thread).

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