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Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rugbylineout » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 05:27

Are you like us, frustrated beyond belief and deeply saddened for the boys running out for Canada against Russia this weekend in Ottawa? We know the Football World Cup is going to dominate everything for the next two months, but we have STRUGGLED to find any coverage whatsoever on Canada's up coming match this Saturday with Russia in Ottawa. To add salt to the wound for the boys, there is seemingly no TV or Internet coverage of it either. How are we ever going to realistically grow the sport in this country without this kind of coverage especially as this is a game we could win and thus detract from our rather poor record recently? The loss last week in Edmonton to Scotland, despite the spirit on hand from the Canadian boys really showed how far we are slipping behind the rest of the world. Rugby in this country and particularly Rugby Canada are so desperately in need of a major shakedown!!!! Anyway best of luck lads on Saturday and if we can figure out a way to watch and cheer you on we will. therugbylineout.com

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 09:43

It's being streamed on Rugby Canada's FB page at the very least, if that helps.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 15:11

Or buying tickets and going to the stadium so you support them more ;)

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 15:47

Osmanperalta wrote:Or buying tickets and going to the stadium so you support them more ;)

This isn't Bolivia. He could be 6000 KM drive from Halifax.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 16:05

I drive more or less 1,400 km every time the rugby championship goes to salta but I forgot that you complain about everything!

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby NaBUru38 » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 16:35

If Rugby Canada can't sell the live TV rights to TSN, Sportsnet or whatever, then they should sell the streaming rights to DAZN, or just show the matches on YouTube.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 20:54

Osmanperalta wrote:I drive more or less 1,400 km every time the rugby championship goes to salta but I forgot that you complain about everything!


1400 km can be done in a day and a half. 6000 takes a week.

[MOD EDIT] Latter part of post deleted for insulting comment. Keep it civil please.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 20:57

yeah i will not dont worry ;)

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:07

Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby amz » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:14

rusty_lock wrote:[...] Don't they teach math in Bolivian schools. I forgot Bolivians are stupid 3rd world people with limited first world experience.
:roll: really smart from you

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:16

In every post you always reply angry and rude. dude relax i know about the distances in Canada but in every post you are shooting shit about your union or
the Canadian rugby in general you should seek to be part of the solution instead of the problem saludos

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Buffalo » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:23

Osmanperalta wrote:In every post you always reply angry and rude. dude relax i know about the distances in Canada but in every post you are shooting shit about your union or
the Canadian rugby in general you should seek to be part of the solution instead of the problem saludos


If you knew anything about our country and the logistics of travel here you wouldn't be up on a high horse pretending you're better than any of us. We live in the 2nd biggest country on the planet with incredibly high travel costs and it's not really possible for most people to travel across the country for a game in a niche sport against a country nobody cares about outside hockey. Now I'm sorry my countryman insulted you and your country and he shouldn't have, but you're being quite pretentious and confrontational yourself.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:39

Buffalo wrote:
Osmanperalta wrote:In every post you always reply angry and rude. dude relax i know about the distances in Canada but in every post you are shooting shit about your union or
the Canadian rugby in general you should seek to be part of the solution instead of the problem saludos


If you knew anything about our country and the logistics of travel here you wouldn't be up on a high horse pretending you're better than any of us. We live in the 2nd biggest country on the planet with incredibly high travel costs and it's not really possible for most people to travel across the country for a game in a niche sport against a country nobody cares about outside hockey. Now I'm sorry my countryman insulted you and your country and he shouldn't have, but you're being quite pretentious and confrontational yourself.


in this you are right I dont know about the internal problems that rugby canada has with his public and i shouldnt get involved in these matters, i dont try to be confrontational sorry for that

and about the insults dont worry, I dont take anything too seriously to be honest

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Neptune » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:42

Osmanperalta wrote:I drive more or less 1,400 km every time the rugby championship goes to salta but I forgot that you complain about everything!


Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Go figure :P :D

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby cien_almas » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 22:05

Oh cool 13 posts about the game I'll just give them a read...

Geez shut up with the arguing!

On the match roster for Canada: feels like an OK side but when this is our June side, it says a lot about domestic talent levels. Excited to see how Sauder does. I wonder if Fraser or Lesage is higher rated by the coaches. Good luck to Canada, this is a winnable game but with the US on the horizon in 1 week we definitely need momentum.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Gen Santa » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 00:56

rusty_lock wrote:Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.


you know its funny, a lot of canadian people come to latin america and complain about how 'dumb' latin americans are and how we aren't first world... yet lack complete understanding of what goes on here...

it is not my fault the atlantic states of canada, usa, and uk constantly started civil wars in the 80s and ruined our countries... you are the one who does not understand 'objective reality'

the bolivian poster came in good faith, you do not, how pathetic

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 01:05

Do you really want the Media covering a match at Twin Elm?

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 01:42

Gen Santa wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.


you know its funny, a lot of canadian people come to latin america and complain about how 'dumb' latin americans are and how we aren't first world... yet lack complete understanding of what goes on here...

it is not my fault the atlantic states of canada, usa, and uk constantly started civil wars in the 80s and ruined our countries... you are the one who does not understand 'objective reality'

the bolivian poster came in good faith, you do not, how pathetic


No he didn't, he insinuated that people unwilling to drive around a continent for a two hour rugby game were somehow "complaining" after a mild correction to his lack of Canadian geographic knowledge instead of saying "wow I had no idea Canada was so big!" he decided to double down.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby carbonero » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 04:12

rusty_lock wrote:I forgot Bolivians are stupid 3rd world people with limited first world experience.

Give us a break. We don’t have Canadian geography in our third world school curriculum.

PS:Halifax sounds like a brand of tampons.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Gen Santa » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 04:18

LittleGuy wrote:
Gen Santa wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.


you know its funny, a lot of canadian people come to latin america and complain about how 'dumb' latin americans are and how we aren't first world... yet lack complete understanding of what goes on here...

it is not my fault the atlantic states of canada, usa, and uk constantly started civil wars in the 80s and ruined our countries... you are the one who does not understand 'objective reality'

the bolivian poster came in good faith, you do not, how pathetic


No he didn't, he insinuated that people unwilling to drive around a continent for a two hour rugby game were somehow "complaining" after a mild correction to his lack of Canadian geographic knowledge instead of saying "wow I had no idea Canada was so big!" he decided to double down.


should he apologize?

probably, unfortunately osman did not do his research, and perhaps did not think that his post would cause so much offense, but it did, and he looks a bit like a fool, though the insults he received were not necessary, as humans across the world always make dumb assumptions

ultimately the provocative posts should likely be deleted... and our said 'ugly canadian' should be temp banned...

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 05:15

Osmanperalta wrote:In every post you always reply angry and rude. dude relax i know about the distances in Canada but in every post you are shooting shit about your union or
the Canadian rugby in general you should seek to be part of the solution instead of the problem saludos


I have been a paid member of my union and involved in the sport in various capacities for 38 years. I have spent thousands of my own dollars advancing the cause of rugby in Canada. I have been to 3 world cups to support my national mens team. I have travelled over great distances to support national senior mens team. I have made donations to charitable organizations to assist the national women's to team in their fundraising to to travel to prepare for WRWC. If I want to gripe about my union that is my prerogative to do so, I've earned the right. If you want to criticize the commitment of a Canadian rugby fan without having a rudimentary understanding of the challenges that the massive geography places on rugby in Canada be prepared to receive shit. My original post on this thread simply aimed to educate you about the massive distances that we have to navigate and how it is a unique problem not seen in very many rugby playing countries. You then chose to attack me. You post that you don't try to be confrontational yet in your first post to me you attacked without provocation and then followed it up calling me a weeping bitch when I came back at you. Then you have the temerity to tell me to be part of the solution instead of the problem not knowing a single thing about me and my background.

I have interacted with folks on various rugby forums for over a decade now and I have never met a more pretentious, pompous ass. You should shut your mouth when you are completely ignorant on a subject. At the very minimum try google and wikipedia first so you don't embarrass yourself the next time you think you have an opinion.
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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 05:20

Gen Santa wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.


you know its funny, a lot of canadian people come to latin america and complain about how 'dumb' latin americans are and how we aren't first world... yet lack complete understanding of what goes on here...

it is not my fault the atlantic states of canada, usa, and uk constantly started civil wars in the 80s and ruined our countries... you are the one who does not understand 'objective reality'

the bolivian poster came in good faith, you do not, how pathetic


Which Atlantic Canadian State started a civil war in your countries in the 80's. I remember the great Newfoundland invasion of Belize in 1962 and the PEI invasion of Honduras in 76 (really that was just a "police action") but I don't remember anything from the 80's

If that is an example Bolivian good faith, I'll take North Korea.
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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 05:21

carbonero wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:I forgot Bolivians are stupid 3rd world people with limited first world experience.

Give us a break. We don’t have Canadian geography in our third world school curriculum.

PS:Halifax sounds like a brand of tampons.


Apparently google hasn't made south of the equator yet

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby rusty_lock » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 05:47

cien_almas wrote:Oh cool 13 posts about the game I'll just give them a read...

Geez shut up with the arguing!

On the match roster for Canada: feels like an OK side but when this is our June side, it says a lot about domestic talent levels. Excited to see how Sauder does. I wonder if Fraser or Lesage is higher rated by the coaches. Good luck to Canada, this is a winnable game but with the US on the horizon in 1 week we definitely need momentum.


The list of unavailables is utterly mind numbing and now Ardron is ruled out for the rest of the series and DTH is out too. Calamatous! With the exception of O'leary this is the strongest side we could name without adding the sevens players and O'leary was underwhelming last week. We've tried adding sevens specialists and it just never seems to work out. Without some recent 15's experience the 7's guys are just better getting ready the 7'sWC. 7's is the only part of Rugby in Canada that is working on the senior men's side. I know some of the Canadian posters here are down on the 7's but I enjoy watching 7's. It's not "real" rugby but its fun to watch and we have a couple of the best players in the world.

I'm glad to see Staller at fullback he's really blossomed down at Seattle this year and I think he has some real upside. I'd have tried to move Hassler to 13 just to try and get him some more ball and maybe du Toit on the wing and move Fraser to the bench. Other than that I can't quibble the lineup. The cupboard truly is bare.

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Re: Lack of coverage for Canada's game against Russia

Postby Gen Santa » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 06:06

rusty_lock wrote:
Gen Santa wrote:
rusty_lock wrote:Nobody is weeping snowflake. Your inability to understand objective reality is not any Canadian's fault.


you know its funny, a lot of canadian people come to latin america and complain about how 'dumb' latin americans are and how we aren't first world... yet lack complete understanding of what goes on here...

it is not my fault the atlantic states of canada, usa, and uk constantly started civil wars in the 80s and ruined our countries... you are the one who does not understand 'objective reality'

the bolivian poster came in good faith, you do not, how pathetic


Which Atlantic Canadian State started a civil war in your countries in the 80's. I remember the great Newfoundland invasion of Belize in 1962 and the PEI invasion of Honduras in 76 (really that was just a "police action") but I don't remember anything from the 80's

If that is an example Bolivian good faith, I'll take North Korea.


mate i know you're being sarcastic and i'll give you a pass there... let us not delve into politics...

but of course, if you want to learn more about latin american history, feel free, because apparently a proper teaching of latin american history has not made it north of the rio grande either... or you can use google ;)

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