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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:58 pm 
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$200 pp - $800 in total in my case. Although I suspect my kids will not be able to make half the games owing to conflicts


Good on you mate! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I would have purchased them too if I, unfortunately, lived in the Toronto area.



:lol: Your feelings and those of the rest of the country summarized in eight words


Hopefully Vangroovy gets a team soon too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:28 pm 
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Morgan14 wrote:
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$200 pp - $800 in total in my case. Although I suspect my kids will not be able to make half the games owing to conflicts


Good on you mate! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I would have purchased them too if I, unfortunately, lived in the Toronto area.



:lol: Your feelings and those of the rest of the country summarized in eight words


Hopefully Vangroovy gets a team soon too.


I am stuck in Cow town right now, due to work, if they get a team I would buy season tickets.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:31 pm 
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
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$200 pp - $800 in total in my case. Although I suspect my kids will not be able to make half the games owing to conflicts


Good on you mate! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I would have purchased them too if I, unfortunately, lived in the Toronto area.



:lol: Your feelings and those of the rest of the country summarized in eight words


Hopefully Vangroovy gets a team soon too.


I am stuck in Cow town right now, due to work, if they get a team I would buy season tickets.



I could see Calgary getting a team before Vancouver.

I think the rugby community is less splintered in Calgary and Vancouver.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:34 pm 
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hornets wrote:
CanNZ2000 wrote:
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
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$200 pp - $800 in total in my case. Although I suspect my kids will not be able to make half the games owing to conflicts


Good on you mate! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I would have purchased them too if I, unfortunately, lived in the Toronto area.



:lol: Your feelings and those of the rest of the country summarized in eight words


Hopefully Vangroovy gets a team soon too.


I am stuck in Cow town right now, due to work, if they get a team I would buy season tickets.



I could see Calgary getting a team before Vancouver.

I think the rugby community is less splintered in Calgary than Vancouver.


Fixed for you.

Also, I actually agree. Not sure we have the big donor money though to finance it though.

Edit: Just realized that I have GameTV in my cable package, have to set the PVR now. Awesome!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm 
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
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I am stuck in Cow town right now, due to work, if they get a team I would buy season tickets.



I could see Calgary getting a team before Vancouver.

I think the rugby community is less splintered in Calgary than Vancouver.


Fixed for you.

Also, I actually agree. Not sure we have the big donor money though to finance it though.

Edit: Just realized that I have GameTV in my cable package, have to set the PVR now. Awesome![/quote]

Ta.

I think the money certainly was there a year or two ago. I know there were some discussion going on.

If the economy turns around then I could see it happening.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm 
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The Arrows play their first game this Saturday on GameTV. I checked on my cable package, Telus, and it is there!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:04 pm 
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
The Arrows play their first game this Saturday on GameTV. I checked on my cable package, Telus, and it is there!


I did not follow MLR last year. But I had seen the Ontario Blues for years. During last year's CRC, the Rock took it to the Ontario pack, especially at the scrum. And that Ontario team had Brouwer, DSD, Sheppard, Ciulini, Rumball in the forwards. What turned the final last year was Coe at #13; he ripped open the Rock D a couple of times. Ontario was always weak at centre. Coe changed that situation, but he is not on the Arrows.

If the Arrows can go 6-2 or 5-3 on its road trip, it will say much of the quality of MLR. Almost all Canadian rugby supporters mocked the quality of the CRC, but now they are all giggly because the Arrows are playing Americans. Canadians ...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 pm 
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The Arrows play their first game this Saturday on GameTV. I checked on my cable package, Telus, and it is there!


I did not follow MLR last year. But I had seen the Ontario Blues for years. During last year's CRC, the Rock took it to the Ontario pack, especially at the scrum. And that Ontario team had Brouwer, DSD, Sheppard, Ciulini, Rumball in the forwards. What turned the final last year was Coe at #13; he ripped open the Rock D a couple of times. Ontario was always weak at centre. Coe changed that situation, but he is not on the Arrows.

If the Arrows can go 6-2 or 5-3 on its road trip, it will say much of the quality of MLR. Almost all Canadian rugby supporters mocked the quality of the CRC, but now they are all giggly because the Arrows are playing Americans. Canadians ...


CRC had great potential, it was poorly managed by RC. I think you know, that I know that. Am I giddy about the Arrows in MLR? Yes, but for different reasons. I would love to have seen MLR and CRC merge. It could still happen in a way.

Back to your point. Yes, a great start for them would do wonders with ticket sales, one of the advantages of starting on the road for them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:38 pm 
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
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The Arrows play their first game this Saturday on GameTV. I checked on my cable package, Telus, and it is there!


I did not follow MLR last year. But I had seen the Ontario Blues for years. During last year's CRC, the Rock took it to the Ontario pack, especially at the scrum. And that Ontario team had Brouwer, DSD, Sheppard, Ciulini, Rumball in the forwards. What turned the final last year was Coe at #13; he ripped open the Rock D a couple of times. Ontario was always weak at centre. Coe changed that situation, but he is not on the Arrows.

If the Arrows can go 6-2 or 5-3 on its road trip, it will say much of the quality of MLR. Almost all Canadian rugby supporters mocked the quality of the CRC, but now they are all giggly because the Arrows are playing Americans. Canadians ...


CRC had great potential, it was poorly managed by RC. I think you know, that I know that. Am I giddy about the Arrows in MLR? Yes, but for different reasons. I would love to have seen MLR and CRC merge. It could still happen in a way.

Back to your point. Yes, a great start for them would do wonders with ticket sales, one of the advantages of starting on the road for them.


I was not taking a shot at you. I know you were one of the 149 Canadians that actually, financially, supported the CRC. It is just - the Blues played the Rock, Wolf Pack and Bears and very few cared. But the Arrows play Glendale: OMG!; Utah: FAB!; Houston, YESSSS!

I think the Arrows need 1000 season tickets to start off. Two hundred grand in the bank will do wonders for the team.

I know the Arrows signed a couple of Kiwis. Outside of Evans, I think I have a good read on their Canadian content. I think the Arrows will do just fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:33 pm 
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canuckles wrote:
CanNZ2000 wrote:
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The Arrows play their first game this Saturday on GameTV. I checked on my cable package, Telus, and it is there!


I did not follow MLR last year. But I had seen the Ontario Blues for years. During last year's CRC, the Rock took it to the Ontario pack, especially at the scrum. And that Ontario team had Brouwer, DSD, Sheppard, Ciulini, Rumball in the forwards. What turned the final last year was Coe at #13; he ripped open the Rock D a couple of times. Ontario was always weak at centre. Coe changed that situation, but he is not on the Arrows.

If the Arrows can go 6-2 or 5-3 on its road trip, it will say much of the quality of MLR. Almost all Canadian rugby supporters mocked the quality of the CRC, but now they are all giggly because the Arrows are playing Americans. Canadians ...


CRC had great potential, it was poorly managed by RC. I think you know, that I know that. Am I giddy about the Arrows in MLR? Yes, but for different reasons. I would love to have seen MLR and CRC merge. It could still happen in a way.

Back to your point. Yes, a great start for them would do wonders with ticket sales, one of the advantages of starting on the road for them.


I was not taking a shot at you. I know you were one of the 149 Canadians that actually, financially, supported the CRC. It is just - the Blues played the Rock, Wolf Pack and Bears and very few cared. But the Arrows play Glendale: OMG!; Utah: FAB!; Houston, YESSSS!

I think the Arrows need 1000 season tickets to start off. Two hundred grand in the bank will do wonders for the team.

I know the Arrows signed a couple of Kiwis. Outside of Evans, I think I have a good read on their Canadian content. I think the Arrows will do just fine.


I know what you are getting at, it does demonstrate our inferiority complex. Example: Canadians love affair with the NFL over the CFL. No idea how season ticket sales are going but I would imagine a good start to the season should see 1000 season tickets be sold quite quickly. If the arrows are smart, and it sounds like they are, they would promote themselves with the local clubs like hell. That should get them easily to 500 season ticket holders.


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Cheers on Canuckles for purchasing season tickets to the Arrows, even though he lives in Alberta.


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Well, do we talk about the ARC disaster that's unfolding? Although some of you undoubtedly predicted it (perhaps not on this particular thread but did nonetheless)

Or am i overreacting


I only managed to watch the first half, but our lack of (i) skills, (ii) fitness (thought our 12 was a prop), and (iii) discipline were, frankly, disgraceful


I know we're short a few players but that was incredibly underwhelming


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Morgan14 wrote:
Well, do we talk about the ARC disaster that's unfolding? Although some of you undoubtedly predicted it (perhaps not on this particular thread but did nonetheless)

Or am i overreacting


I only managed to watch the first half, but our lack of (i) skills, (ii) fitness (thought our 12 was a prop), and (iii) discipline were, frankly, disgraceful


I know we're short a few players but that was incredibly underwhelming


The second half was worse than the first. What happened in the shed at HT? It is a place where the coaches can make a point or two. Jones said after the game the team may have got complacent after being up 10-0 so early. What? After Russia thrashed us on our turf, our coach said the team may have been over confident. I do not get much of what Jones says or does. It appears our coaches and Rugby Canada thought we won the repechage so we are on our way.

I think 15 of the 23 who dressed for Brazil were on the repechage team (some did not play in France). Guys like Mackenzie, Blevins, Parfrey (for examples) have been in the system for years. This ARC team is not a development one, and those persons who say it is one are wrong.

DTH is 33 and is injured, again; Mack is 33; McRorie is 30; Evans is 31 and is held together with duct tape. Jones does not like Paris and O'Leary. We have Ardron and Olmstead (and perhaps, Trainor) in the primes and that is it. The games against Uruguay and Brazil indicate that, without the just mentioned players, the group on the ARC squad cannot get it done against Tier two and Tier three level teams on the road.

Call in Buydens, Brouwer and Dolezel. I do not care if they are ancient. They are big bodies who can scrum a bit. If they can scrum, lift and take up space on D, it is good enough for me. Even with Olmstead and Beukeboom at lock, we lack size and strength in the second row. We need bigger bodies, who have been around for a bit, at prop.


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canuckles wrote:
Morgan14 wrote:
Well, do we talk about the ARC disaster that's unfolding? Although some of you undoubtedly predicted it (perhaps not on this particular thread but did nonetheless)

Or am i overreacting


I only managed to watch the first half, but our lack of (i) skills, (ii) fitness (thought our 12 was a prop), and (iii) discipline were, frankly, disgraceful


I know we're short a few players but that was incredibly underwhelming


The second half was worse than the first. What happened in the shed at HT? It is a place where the coaches can make a point or two. Jones said after the game the team may have got complacent after being up 10-0 so early. What? After Russia thrashed us on our turf, our coach said the team may have been over confident. I do not get much of what Jones says or does. It appears our coaches and Rugby Canada thought we won the repechage so we are on our way.

I think 15 of the 23 who dressed for Brazil were on the repechage team (some did not play in France). Guys like Mackenzie, Blevins, Parfrey (for examples) have been in the system for years. This ARC team is not a development one, and those persons who say it is one are wrong.

DTH is 33 and is injured, again; Mack is 33; McRorie is 30; Evans is 31 and is held together with duct tape. Jones does not like Paris and O'Leary. We have Ardron and Olmstead (and perhaps, Trainor) in the primes and that is it. The games against Uruguay and Brazil indicate that, without the just mentioned players, the group on the ARC squad cannot get it done against Tier two and Tier three level teams on the road.

Call in Buydens, Brouwer and Dolezel. I do not care if they are ancient. They are big bodies who can scrum a bit. If they can scrum, lift and take up space on D, it is good enough for me. Even with Olmstead and Beukeboom at lock, we lack size and strength in the second row. We need bigger bodies, who have been around for a bit, at prop.


Really the Uruguay game was the last straw for me, WTF? Up by a man for 65 minutes and you can't win? Against NZ or SA, okay, but Uruguay? That Brazil game only confirmed the obvious. Jones is a moron, let's be honest any one of us could have coached the repechage and we still would have advanced.

With out the guys Canuckles mentioned, this side is bad, really bad. I don't care if I hurt any of their feelings.


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Your forward pack determines if you win or lose the match... the backs determine by how many points....

Canadians forward pack is low quality 3rd tier right now.......

This RWC is going to very embarrassing for CDN rugby.... we may possibly reflect back and wish that we would have NOT qualified.....


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moosehead wrote:
Your forward pack determines if you win or lose the match... the backs determine by how many points....

Canadians forward pack is low quality 3rd tier right now.......

This RWC is going to very embarrassing for CDN rugby.... we may possibly reflect back and wish that we would have NOT qualified.....


Yeah, I am starting to come down to this way of thinking. It could very well get ugly.


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The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


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The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


I think they wouldn't have. They are that bad now. The book is out on how to beat us, don't play rugby just drop the ball and go to a scrum. Romania would have beaten us and possibly Spain.


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CanNZ2000 wrote:
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The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


I think they wouldn't have. They are that bad now. The book is out on how to beat us, don't play rugby just drop the ball and go to a scrum. Romania would have beaten us and possibly Spain.


I doubt we would have beat Romania in France.

I know some of our American cousins on this bored think little of Jones as a coach. I did not know much about him. But, man, under Jones, we have lost three in a row to Uruguay, including one game where they were down to 14 men for 55 minutes, were destroyed by Russia on our turf, and now we are being laughed at by the international rugby community for our performance against Brazil. Things are bad. It is little wonder eligible guys like Chris Taylor and Patrick Finlay do not want to play for us.

Outside of the props on the Arrows, the only other guy who impresses me on Toronto is Spencer Jones, a centre. There is not much else there for the NSMT.


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canuckles wrote:
CanNZ2000 wrote:
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The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


I think they wouldn't have. They are that bad now. The book is out on how to beat us, don't play rugby just drop the ball and go to a scrum. Romania would have beaten us and possibly Spain.


I doubt we would have beat Romania in France.

I know some of our American cousins on this bored think little of Jones as a coach. I did not know much about him. But, man, under Jones, we have lost three in a row to Uruguay, including one game where they were down to 14 men for 55 minutes, were destroyed by Russia on our turf, and now we are being laughed at by the international rugby community for our performance against Brazil. Things are bad. It is little wonder eligible guys like Chris Taylor and Patrick Finlay do not want to play for us.

Outside of the props on the Arrows, the only other guy who impresses me on Toronto is Spencer Jones, a centre. There is not much else there for the NSMT.


Oitomen looks like one for the future. Not ready now but he's only 19 and getting valuable experience playing in MLR.


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goeagles wrote:
canuckles wrote:
CanNZ2000 wrote:
Bowens wrote:
The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


I think they wouldn't have. They are that bad now. The book is out on how to beat us, don't play rugby just drop the ball and go to a scrum. Romania would have beaten us and possibly Spain.


I doubt we would have beat Romania in France.

I know some of our American cousins on this bored think little of Jones as a coach. I did not know much about him. But, man, under Jones, we have lost three in a row to Uruguay, including one game where they were down to 14 men for 55 minutes, were destroyed by Russia on our turf, and now we are being laughed at by the international rugby community for our performance against Brazil. Things are bad. It is little wonder eligible guys like Chris Taylor and Patrick Finlay do not want to play for us.

Outside of the props on the Arrows, the only other guy who impresses me on Toronto is Spencer Jones, a centre. There is not much else there for the NSMT.


Oitomen looks like one for the future. Not ready now but he's only 19 and getting valuable experience playing in MLR.


Canuckles, I was agreeing with you. If Romania is there, we don't advance. 50/50 if Spain were there.


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CanNZ2000 wrote:
goeagles wrote:
canuckles wrote:
CanNZ2000 wrote:
Bowens wrote:
The thing is, this Canadian team playing like they are possibly wouldn’t have qualified if not for the Euro qualification mess.


I think they wouldn't have. They are that bad now. The book is out on how to beat us, don't play rugby just drop the ball and go to a scrum. Romania would have beaten us and possibly Spain.


I doubt we would have beat Romania in France.

I know some of our American cousins on this bored think little of Jones as a coach. I did not know much about him. But, man, under Jones, we have lost three in a row to Uruguay, including one game where they were down to 14 men for 55 minutes, were destroyed by Russia on our turf, and now we are being laughed at by the international rugby community for our performance against Brazil. Things are bad. It is little wonder eligible guys like Chris Taylor and Patrick Finlay do not want to play for us.

Outside of the props on the Arrows, the only other guy who impresses me on Toronto is Spencer Jones, a centre. There is not much else there for the NSMT.


Oitomen looks like one for the future. Not ready now but he's only 19 and getting valuable experience playing in MLR.


Canuckles, I was agreeing with you. If Romania is there, we don't advance. 50/50 if Spain were there.


CanNZ - was the Romanian ineligible player the guy who burned us in the Test in Edmonton in 2017? Filthy cheaters. We wuz robbed.

goeagles - Oitomen looks very promising. Two trys in two games for the young man. Spencer Jones looked from the top drawer setting up Oitomen's try against Austin. If the Arrows can make it work, they will have access to all the young players in the GTA and other parts of the Big O.


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Yes, that was him. Was a strange game, we had two tries disallowed-one resulting in a yellow card too. I think they still would have won without him, once they start dropping passes, we are in trouble. We were getting butt fudge... in the scrum just not as badly as it would have been in the repechage. It is the poor play in the set pieces that keep doing us in.


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Yes, that was him. Was a strange game, we had two tries disallowed-one resulting in a yellow card too. I think they still would have won without him, once they start dropping passes, we are in trouble. We were getting butt fudge... in the scrum just not as badly as it would have been in the repechage. It is the poor play in the set pieces that keep doing us in.


Yeah, but if your forwards are getting stuffed up front, the backs have to take the lead. We had a good solo try by Sauder against Uruguay and a good solo try by Hearn against Brazil. They were about it. Our backs could not help out our forwards. It is tough to run when the ball is kicked away, passes miss hands or when they do hit hands the ball is dropped.


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canuckles wrote:
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Yes, that was him. Was a strange game, we had two tries disallowed-one resulting in a yellow card too. I think they still would have won without him, once they start dropping passes, we are in trouble. We were getting butt fudge... in the scrum just not as badly as it would have been in the repechage. It is the poor play in the set pieces that keep doing us in.


Yeah, but if your forwards are getting stuffed up front, the backs have to take the lead. We had a good solo try by Sauder against Uruguay and a good solo try by Hearn against Brazil. They were about it. Our backs could not help out our forwards. It is tough to run when the ball is kicked away, passes miss hands or when they do hit hands the ball is dropped.


Hopefully Parfrey will not be playing for Canada again. Jeff Hull is on facebook claiming that Jones offers more than O'Leary, WTF!


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Yes, that was him. Was a strange game, we had two tries disallowed-one resulting in a yellow card too. I think they still would have won without him, once they start dropping passes, we are in trouble. We were getting butt fudge... in the scrum just not as badly as it would have been in the repechage. It is the poor play in the set pieces that keep doing us in.


Yeah, but if your forwards are getting stuffed up front, the backs have to take the lead. We had a good solo try by Sauder against Uruguay and a good solo try by Hearn against Brazil. They were about it. Our backs could not help out our forwards. It is tough to run when the ball is kicked away, passes miss hands or when they do hit hands the ball is dropped.


Hopefully Parfrey will not be playing for Canada again. Jeff Hull is on facebook claiming that Jones offers more than O'Leary, WTF!


Does he mean Harry jones? The guy who has not started at #10 since 2013 and has not played any XVs for over four years? I have run into Hull before. Years ago he argued that Colin Yukes should be played at #7 for Canada. Don't listen to him.


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Canadian roster below for the last three ARC games. A new man in town: Jordan Olsen, Canadian eligible Kiwi playing for Northland. We need a hooker, badly. Piffero has been recalled, unsure why he did not play last November. The #2 shirt is open. The roster below indicates Canada will have likely the smallest second row in Tier Two rugby. Baillie might have to play lock. There is one legit winger named on the team. McRorie is back. He has not played any rugby for about three months. He will probably start at #10.


Canada Roster:

Kyle Baillie – (NOLA Gold) Summerside, PEI
Noah Barker – (Glendale Raptors) Courtenay, BC
Justin Blanchet – (Bedford Blues) Montreal, QC
Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
Hubert Buydens – (NOLA Gold) Saskatoon, SK
Andrew Coe – (Markham Irish) Toronto, ON
Dustin Dobravsky – (Castaway Wanderers) Hanover, Germany
Guiseppe du Toit – (Toronto Arrows) Maple Ridge, BC
Doug Fraser – (Austin Elite) Ladysmith, BC
Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish) Conception Bay South, NL
Eric Howard – (NOLA Gold) Ottawa, ON
Cole Keith – (Toronto Arrows) Sussex, NB
Will Kelly – (Dragons) Ancaster, ON
Conor Keys – (Rotherham Titans) Stittsville, ON
Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC) Calgary, AB
Travis Larsen – (Austin Elite) Parskville, BC
Kainoa Lloyd – (Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
Jamie Mackenzie – (Toronto Arrows) Oakville, ON
Gordon McRorie – (Unattached) Calgary, AB
Liam Murray – (James Bay AA) Langley, BC
Jordan Olsen – (Northland) Whangarei, NZ
Pat Parfrey – (Unattached) St. John’s, NL
Nakai Penny – (Seattle Seawolves) Penticton, BC
Will Percillier – (Stade Francais) Mill Bay, BC
Benoit Piffero – (Blagnac Sporting Club) Montreal, QC
Lucas Rumball – (Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
Theo Sauder – (Toronto Arrows) Vancouver, BC
Mike Sheppard – (Toronto Arrows) Brampton, ON

2019 ARC Schedule:

February 2
Canada 17 - 20 Uruguay

February 9
Canada 10 - 18 Brazil

Canada vs. Chile
February 22
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
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Live on TSN 5

Canada vs. Argentina XV
March 1
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Broadcast:
Live on TSN 5

Canada vs. USA
March 8
Starfire Sports
Seattle, USA
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Broadcast:
Live on http://www.tsn.ca/TSNApp
Tape delay 11pm ET/8pm PT on TSN 2


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 pm 
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Canadian roster below for the last three ARC games. A new man in town: Jordan Olsen, Canadian eligible Kiwi playing for Northland. We need a hooker, badly. Piffero has been recalled, unsure why he did not play last November. The #2 shirt is open. The roster below indicates Canada will have likely the smallest second row in Tier Two rugby. Baillie might have to play lock. There is one legit winger named on the team. McRorie is back. He has not played any rugby for about three months. He will probably start at #10.


Canada Roster:

Kyle Baillie – (NOLA Gold) Summerside, PEI
Noah Barker – (Glendale Raptors) Courtenay, BC
Justin Blanchet – (Bedford Blues) Montreal, QC
Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
Hubert Buydens – (NOLA Gold) Saskatoon, SK
Andrew Coe – (Markham Irish) Toronto, ON
Dustin Dobravsky – (Castaway Wanderers) Hanover, Germany
Guiseppe du Toit – (Toronto Arrows) Maple Ridge, BC
Doug Fraser – (Austin Elite) Ladysmith, BC
Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish) Conception Bay South, NL
Eric Howard – (NOLA Gold) Ottawa, ON
Cole Keith – (Toronto Arrows) Sussex, NB
Will Kelly – (Dragons) Ancaster, ON
Conor Keys – (Rotherham Titans) Stittsville, ON
Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC) Calgary, AB
Travis Larsen – (Austin Elite) Parskville, BC
Kainoa Lloyd – (Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
Jamie Mackenzie – (Toronto Arrows) Oakville, ON
Gordon McRorie – (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
Liam Murray – (James Bay AA) Langley, BC
Jordan Olsen – (Northland) Whangarei, NZ
Pat Parfrey – (Unattached) St. John’s, NL
Nakai Penny – (Seattle Seawolves) Penticton, BC
Will Percillier – (Stade Francais) Mill Bay, BC
Benoit Piffero – (Blagnac Sporting Club) Montreal, QC
Lucas Rumball – (Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
Theo Sauder – (Toronto Arrows) Vancouver, BC
Mike Sheppard – (Toronto Arrows) Brampton, ON

2019 ARC Schedule:

February 2
Canada 17 - 20 Uruguay

February 9
Canada 10 - 18 Brazil

Canada vs. Chile
February 22
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Broadcast:
Live on TSN 5

Canada vs. Argentina XV
March 1
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Broadcast:
Live on TSN 5

Canada vs. USA
March 8
Starfire Sports
Seattle, USA
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Broadcast:
Live on http://www.tsn.ca/TSNApp
Tape delay 11pm ET/8pm PT on TSN 2


Fixed.


It is hard to get excited about any RC team.


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canuckles wrote:
Canadian roster below for the last three ARC games. A new man in town: Jordan Olsen, Canadian eligible Kiwi playing for Northland. We need a hooker, badly. Piffero has been recalled, unsure why he did not play last November. The #2 shirt is open. The roster below indicates Canada will have likely the smallest second row in Tier Two rugby. Baillie might have to play lock. There is one legit winger named on the team. McRorie is back. He has not played any rugby for about three months. He will probably start at #10.



Will still be better than Parfrey at 10.

Apparently Olmstead is out at the Blues and is heading back to UK. I assume he will be a medical joker for a team there, hopefully for the rest of the season.

How old is that new Hooker?

Agree, Hornets, even though this is an A side, not much to be excited about.

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Apparently the new hooker is 28 years old.


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See that the U20s lost to Portugal? :? Some pretty good attacking moments in this, but there's also a lot of clearly planned going through the motions phases. Portuguese defence did a job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsrZTlVoD9g


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See that the U20s lost to Portugal? :? Some pretty good attacking moments in this, but there's also a lot of clearly planned going through the motions phases. Portuguese defence did a job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsrZTlVoD9g


It is good to see my guy Tyler Duguid (#5) running over people. Watch out for this young man. He is probably the best teenage player in the country. It appears he has chosen rugby as his main sport. I think he is going all the way.


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Jones is getting his excuses in early:

“The timing of these games is not quite ideal to ensure our athletes are prepared for a test match, but it’s what we have in front of us and we’re working hard to ensure we can put forth a strong performance over the next three weekends,”

I have absolutely no faith in him as a coach or selector. Really, was he the best we could afford?


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It is good to see my guy Tyler Duguid (#5) running over people. Watch out for this young man. He is probably the best teenage player in the country. It appears he has chosen rugby as his main sport. I think he is going all the way.


I was just looking at his highlights. Future pro for sure.


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Jones is getting his excuses in early:

“The timing of these games is not quite ideal to ensure our athletes are prepared for a test match, but it’s what we have in front of us and we’re working hard to ensure we can put forth a strong performance over the next three weekends,”

I have absolutely no faith in him as a coach or selector. Really, was he the best we could afford?


Well, since we are not paying his salary, the answer is yes.

We should beat Chile by 25+. The game will be played in 3 celsius weather with rain in front of 426 people and 8 dogs. There was an email in the box about discounted tickets to the game: pretty much have to give tix away to it. What a mess.

Expect Argentina XV and the Eagles to pump us.


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canuckles wrote:
It is good to see my guy Tyler Duguid (#5) running over people. Watch out for this young man. He is probably the best teenage player in the country. It appears he has chosen rugby as his main sport. I think he is going all the way.


I was just looking at his highlights. Future pro for sure.


:thumbup:

Tyler is still 18; he has two more years at U20 level. There is a chance he could grow an inch or two yet.


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U20s lose to Portugal B ... twitter says the final was 15-12 to the hosts, but also said Portugal were up 14-0 at the half, so maybe that wasn't quite correct. Likely a missed convert and then a 2nd half pen?

... anyhoo, that's not good! :?


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U20s lose to Portugal B ... twitter says the final was 15-12 to the hosts, but also said Portugal were up 14-0 at the half, so maybe that wasn't quite correct. Likely a missed convert and then a 2nd half pen?

... anyhoo, that's not good! :?


:?

Portugal B, is that their 3rd team?

We are usually better than the Yanks at U20 level, but ...

Portugal beat us at the U20s last year, too.


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Unclear if that was their U20s reserves (assume someone in RC comms or Portugal doesn’t know that A is the reserve side in rugby) or it was men. Nowhere in any of the posts did it say ‘u20’.

Williams’ ‘they haven’t played much together’ statement is the same constraint we always have, so are the players we have turning out for national rep teams getting worse? Only those who can afford it?

Credit to Portugal, but they didn’t look like stars in the previous match. Took their chances.


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So the new Kiwi hooker doesn’t dress for Chile, and we are still handing out starts to Parfrey and Blevins.

At least Howard and Piffero will actually play.


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