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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 07:40

The Halloween event, id est Canada v Usa and Fiji v NZ XV at the end of october, is now officially cancelled, Canada Rugby says in a communicate

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 15:29

Canalina wrote:The Halloween event, id est Canada v Usa and Fiji v NZ XV at the end of october, is now officially cancelled, Canada Rugby says in a communicate



Anybody could see that happening months ago. The Vancouver 7's will be cancelled also is my bet.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 18:54

I hear that several of the 7's female players are going to switch to the 15's program as RC is worried about the health of the athletes at olympics and won't attend...

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 05:07

What's the 15's program like over the next 9 months?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 16:35

thatrugbyguy wrote:What's the 15's program like over the next 9 months?



Train and get ready for the World cup in NZ. I've heard that RC will fly in a month early to quarantine for 2 weeks and then have two weeks to prep for the world cup.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 16:28

With news that will surprise no one but the Wolfpack have been kicked out of Super League https://www.torontowolfpack.com/toronto ... 21-season/

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 21:02

Grayday88 wrote:With news that will surprise no one but the Wolfpack have been kicked out of Super League https://www.torontowolfpack.com/toronto ... 21-season/



Told you League won't last in a country that has no league structure. More power to the Arrows. I find it hard to see a MLR season happening with the mess the States are having though. .
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 15:09

Any chance of that guy bidding to have a MLR franchise?

For RL, the international expansion that makes sense for Super League is next door, France. Toulouse Olympique wants a place.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 18:26

victorsra wrote:Any chance of that guy bidding to have a MLR franchise?

For RL, the international expansion that makes sense for Super League is next door, France. Toulouse Olympique wants a place.


Oh, here https://www.to13.com/a-la-une/toulouse- ... ague-2021/

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby iul » Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 20:16

I'm not sure France makes sense for them either. They have to go against a very strong rugby system with many pro clubs and that has a big TV deal. Maybe an open water strategy would make more sense... like Poland or whatever..

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 21:02

Catalans Dragons seems a succesful experience. They've even won the Challenge Cup. A derby would benefit them and the French national team, as RL is a real thing there. Dragons mix French and foreign players, with more foreigners in fact, while Toulouse Olympique I believe has more national team guys. That' VERY different from the Wolfpack project.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 04 Nov 2020, 06:19

Another French team was always going to be a safer bet. Anyway, it’s not shocking what happened to the Wolfpack. I saw the exact same mistakes I saw being made before in rugby league.

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Re: Canadian rugby

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 03:31

Grayday88 wrote:https://www.totalrl.com/ottawa-aces-not-involved-in-2021-season/ Bad week for Canadian Rugby League



Expected and they will end the same way as the Wolfpack have, we are a Rugby Union country with a Rugby Union infrastructure why would you even bother with League. Maybe someone should try creating a professional Gaelic football team in New Brunswick or a Aussie Rules team in Moose Jaw, both stupid ideas unless playing for fun. Ottawa should focus on the MLR instead.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 04:10

snapper37 wrote:
Grayday88 wrote:https://www.totalrl.com/ottawa-aces-not-involved-in-2021-season/ Bad week for Canadian Rugby League



Expected and they will end the same way as the Wolfpack have, we are a Rugby Union country with a Rugby Union infrastructure why would you even bother with League. Maybe someone should try creating a professional Gaelic football team in New Brunswick or a Aussie Rules team in Moose Jaw, both stupid ideas unless playing for fun. Ottawa should focus on the MLR instead.


Ottawa Aces moving on as a MLR franchise would be perfect. Any chances of seeing those guys switching their investment?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 06:42

Vancouver would be a better alternative. Honestly, if the Wolfpack brand wasn't so damaged due to the internal issues I would suggest MLR extend an invite for the team to join the league. The Arrows will be the ones to ultimately benefit from their demise, but you also could have had a really good cross-town rivalry with two Toronto teams. The Arrows already moved into the same venue as the Wolfpack.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 16:00

Toronto doesn't have two pro teams in any sport, why would it work with rugby?
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 16:16

thatrugbyguy wrote:Vancouver would be a better alternative. Honestly, if the Wolfpack brand wasn't so damaged due to the internal issues I would suggest MLR extend an invite for the team to join the league. The Arrows will be the ones to ultimately benefit from their demise, but you also could have had a really good cross-town rivalry with two Toronto teams. The Arrows already moved into the same venue as the Wolfpack.



Vancouver would be a better alternative but they have no updated location close to anything. BC Place would be a fortune to rent and would be a empty waste land, Swangaurd is old and Thunderbird park is too far any from the centre. Victoria would be a better location but our population probably isn't big enough for the growth the MLR is looking for. If Ottawa has started the process let them run with an MLR team.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 16:27

Ottawa would be a great location. They will be in the same conference as Toronto. They will be natural rivals. The national team will have all of their players in the same area. It's ideal.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 16:57

A Vancouver Wolfpack would be awesome, at Swangard. T2s use old stadiums and with a competent staff searching for creative solutions you can make it a better place. But if Ottawa already has a stadium deal and etc, well, makes sense to be there.

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