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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 04 Jun 2020, 22:41

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Thu, 04 Jun 2020, 23:29

They misspelt Giljackals.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 05 Jun 2020, 00:24

thatrugbyguy wrote:They misspelt Giljackals.


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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby theDarky » Fri, 05 Jun 2020, 06:03

I read it "JACKASS" :-/

The devil is in the detail

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Higgik » Fri, 05 Jun 2020, 06:23

Interesting that they are owned by Mavericks group, so thought they might have matched up with their colours of Royal, Navy, White and Silver.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Fri, 05 Jun 2020, 21:32

thatrugbyguy wrote:They misspelt Giljackals.


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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 06 Jun 2020, 07:52

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 09 Jun 2020, 23:30

Wow, Dallas Jackals will play at the Globe Life Park, MLB's Texas Rangers former stadium :shock:

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 09 Jun 2020, 23:35

The Giltinis will supposedly play in the Coliseum.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 05:50

Is 3 teams in Texas a bit too much? Great for developing rivalries of course but it means nearly a quarter of the teams are from one state.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby rugby-veterinarian » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 07:21

No I wouldn’t say so. Texas has a real good rugby following especially in the three cities with teams. Also us Texans are very competitive with each other when it comes to which city we are from. Competitive from everything from sports, food, night life, music, money and just about everything and anything. So I think adding a third team to the state is going to be a good thing as it will just add on to the rivalries we already have anyways.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 08:05

I'd imagine Texas' economy would be bigger than Australia's or Ireland's, certainly it's population is more than Aus & NZ combined and more than Ireland, Scotland & Wales combined.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 11:17

sk 88 wrote:I'd imagine Texas' economy would be bigger than Australia's or Ireland's, certainly it's population is more than Aus & NZ combined and more than Ireland, Scotland & Wales combined.


Yes, 3 professional rugby teams for a wealthy state of 29 million people is not too many. And local rivalries in sports is the best thing for fans.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 13:14

I didn't realise Texas had so many people. For some reason I thought it was just Dallas, Houston and a whole bunch of small towns in between. :lol:

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 17:03

This comes up quite often so just sharing this here - Texas has 3 of the top 10 largest cities (strictly cities, not metro areas which can be really far reaching) - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio (1 hour from Austin). The 11th and 13th largest cities are Austin and Fort Worth (part of the same metro area as Dallas).

So basically 5/13 largest cities in the US are in Texas and have an MLR team within an hour’s drive. San Antonio - Austin is a bit of a stretch but they’ve already hosted matches in both cities each year.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 17:42

And let's remember Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio all have major league teams. Austin doesn't have teams in the 4 major sports, but will have MLS next year.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 19:55

Isn't Austin where Texas University is based? They get 100,000 fans a game in grid iron.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 04:43

victorsra wrote:And let's remember Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio all have major league teams. Austin doesn't have teams in the 4 major sports, but will have MLS next year.


Austin has the University of Texas.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 04:52

Yes, I know, I meant Major Leagues.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby jonny24 » Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 11:17

victorsra wrote:Yes, I know, I meant Major Leagues.

College football basically is a major league.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 14:20

I understand it is that huge, but I'm using the major league definition.
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 18:45

victorsra wrote:I understand it is that huge, but I'm using the major league definition.


Most major College programs more than satisfy that definition. Up until the point of being paid to play.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 00:38

Maybe San Antonio could one day have a MLR team too. This, is a suggestion of where NFL could expand to.

https://www.gamedaynews.com/sports/citi ... s/?andro=1

Not all would be suitable for rugby but they could each be considered. Some which I think should be considered are San Antonio, Columbus (which did have a PRO rugby team), and Mexico City.

Are there any other cities suggested that anyone here thinks is suitable for a MLR team?

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Higgik » Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 11:13

Northern California needs a team, and Vancouver to represent West Canada.
Get to 16 teams would be good number.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 11:31

Higgik wrote:Northern California needs a team, and Vancouver to represent West Canada.
Get to 16 teams would be good number.


I think there are 13 current and announced teams. So three more to get to 16. I agree, a Vancouver team would be good, and a Northern California or Oregon team. It is good to have clusters of teams. I think it is difficult for isolated teams to build interest, like teams in northern England. They don't have any natural rivals. Of course this is different for rugby mad countries like South Africa.

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