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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 17:51

Whats the story with Healy leaving Seattle? I hear he wasn't being paid and theres a law suit pending.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 17:57

snapper37 wrote:Whats the story with Healy leaving Seattle? I hear he wasn't being paid and theres a law suit pending.


Not sure about his pay but word is his visa wasn't approved so he had to leave back to Canada. Same with that Canadian 2nd row Connor Weyell. Vancouver RFC can't happen quick enough.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 18:38

snapper37 wrote:Whats the story with Healy leaving Seattle? I hear he wasn't being paid and theres a law suit pending.


His work visa wasn't approved. I can only surmise that due to the now compressed nature of the CRC, that single season was not enough to grant him the level of "High Performance" Coaching experience required on the Visa. Even though he spent 14 years as a pro.

Immigration stopped fucking around 3 years ago in the last 18 months of the Obama administration. It has only gotten stricter since then.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 15:20

John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 15:21

TheStroBro wrote:
snapper37 wrote:Whats the story with Healy leaving Seattle? I hear he wasn't being paid and theres a law suit pending.


His work visa wasn't approved. I can only surmise that due to the now compressed nature of the CRC, that single season was not enough to grant him the level of "High Performance" Coaching experience required on the Visa. Even though he spent 14 years as a pro.

Immigration stopped fucking around 3 years ago in the last 18 months of the Obama administration. It has only gotten stricter since then.



Still hear of a lawsuit though.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 16:34

snapper37 wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:
snapper37 wrote:Whats the story with Healy leaving Seattle? I hear he wasn't being paid and theres a law suit pending.


His work visa wasn't approved. I can only surmise that due to the now compressed nature of the CRC, that single season was not enough to grant him the level of "High Performance" Coaching experience required on the Visa. Even though he spent 14 years as a pro.

Immigration stopped fucking around 3 years ago in the last 18 months of the Obama administration. It has only gotten stricter since then.



Still hear of a lawsuit though.


Huh? Send a PM if need be.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadian_Rugger » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 18:57

snapper37 wrote:John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.


What's with former Canadian National team players and firefighting? Chauncey O'Toole, Morgan Williams, DTH, John Moonlight?

Must have finally got tired of Tim Hortons Cards!

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 19:45

Canadian_Rugger wrote:
snapper37 wrote:John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.


What's with former Canadian National team players and firefighting? Chauncey O'Toole, Morgan Williams, DTH, John Moonlight?

Must have finally got tired of Tim Hortons Cards!


Just incase you are serious.

It's a fairly stable, decently well paying yet physically/emotionally/mentally demanding job that offers, I believe, a pension. It is also a job that looks for fit and mentally strong individuals and offers a brotherhood. Seems like a logical post rugby career move to me for people who I'm guessing don't have post secondary education and are still in great shape.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Used2BwithIt » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 00:28

Canadian_Rugger wrote:
snapper37 wrote:John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.


What's with former Canadian National team players and firefighting? Chauncey O'Toole, Morgan Williams, DTH, John Moonlight?

Must have finally got tired of Tim Hortons Cards!


A friend of a friend works at the one close to UVic and I think said there are three or four former internationals in his house. :)

Not sure who's where, but I'm pretty sure Jared Barker and Derek Daypuck are firefighters as well, as is former sevens player Neil Meechan and women's team vet Heather Jaques. Think Brit Benn is on course when she's done with the sevens.


Quite a story that features Connor McCann: https://aedelhard.com/blogs/stories/lif ... -the-pitch

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 03:13

Canadian_Rugger wrote:
snapper37 wrote:John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.


What's with former Canadian National team players and firefighting? Chauncey O'Toole, Morgan Williams, DTH, John Moonlight?

Must have finally got tired of Tim Hortons Cards!



Add Jared Baker, Neil Meechan, Gregor Dixon and Harold Williams.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Was_a_Kat » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 14:42

Graf was as well. Not sure if he is one still.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 18:40

Prairie Wolf Pack v Utah Warriors April 20, 2018

1. Gareth Brown Nor’Westers Athletic Association
2. Gabrial Kajdy Canucks RFC
3. Logan Jones Canucks RFC
4. Riley Fahlman Regina Campion Grads
5. James Blanchard Bow Valley RFC
6. Connor Gilbert Bow Valley RFC
7. Kyle Morrison Nor’Westers Athletic Association
8. FJ Bronkhorst Canucks RFC / Regina Rouges
9. Jake Robinson © St. Albert RFC
10. Ruairi O’Farrell Canucks RFC
11. Jake Bentley Canucks RFC
12. Derek Arnold Canucks RFC
13. Adam Bontus St. Albert RFC
14. Liam O’Hallahan Nor'Westers Athletic Association
15. Evan Thomas Leprechaun Tigers
16. Anthony Battistone Bow Valley RFC
17. Simon Miller Nor’Westers Athletic Association
18. Robert Blunden St. Albert RFC
19. Jacob Horton Canucks RFC
20. Mark Discombe Regina Rouges / Westshore RFC
21. Richard Migneault Calgary Saints RFC
22. Ian Shoults Bow Valley RFC

Unavailable for Selection
N. McAuley, C. Line, W. Hodgen, G. Crowell, G. Bowd, C. Spence, N. Blevins, B. Lesage, D. Maguire, C. Pocock

This could be an even uglier game than the scoreline against Seattle. There's a bunch of guys unavailable that aren't even listed so it's far from the first choice team. But I guess that's what you get when your team is "semi-pro" at best.. Still it's a great experience for the lads and I have some friends on the team so I'm going to be watching keenly. Hopefully there's no injuries as they all have day jobs and the season here is a few weeks away from kicking off.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 23:19

So the wake on RC twitter today was poorly attended...

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Used2BwithIt » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 00:27

TheStroBro wrote:So the wake on RC twitter today was poorly attended...


As a friend pointed out, 'clever' timing on their part to avoid too much backlash by holding it in the middle of a working day.

We're wondering how many questions weren't answered, though, because our two - sane, open, specific, politely toned - questions weren't answered at all. But a former employee and current board member had their questions answered.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby therugbycoach » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 16:34

nice to see they are cutting costs to justify the robbery of childrens money by holding this event in The Marriot Hotel....not in the new office and elite training center on vancouver Island......i wonder if t needed a few members to be spending a night or 2 as well

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 01:05

Was_a_Kat wrote:Graf was as well. Not sure if he is one still.



Nope he was fired


Pat Dunkley is also a Firefighter

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadian_Rugger » Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 03:11

Buffalo wrote:
Canadian_Rugger wrote:
snapper37 wrote:John Moonlight has left the 7's team. Rumor has it he is becoming a FF in Pickering Ontario. This will be a massive blow to RC and the 7's team.


What's with former Canadian National team players and firefighting? Chauncey O'Toole, Morgan Williams, DTH, John Moonlight?

Must have finally got tired of Tim Hortons Cards!


Just incase you are serious.

It's a fairly stable, decently well paying yet physically/emotionally/mentally demanding job that offers, I believe, a pension. It is also a job that looks for fit and mentally strong individuals and offers a brotherhood. Seems like a logical post rugby career move to me for people who I'm guessing don't have post secondary education and are still in great shape.


I was only being half serious. I just find it funny that so many go in to firefighting. I wonder if it's the fact that they can also continue playing rugby to a certain extent. Contrast with Police Officers or the Military where playing organized sport is frowned on to a certain extent. I've been a Military Officer for 13 years and organized sports have pretty much taken a back door to the career.

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