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PRO Rugby North America

Post by Eejit on Tue 19 Apr 2016, 7:20 pm

The inaugural season of our sport Stateside started on Sunday with Sacremento beating San Francisco and Denver beating Ohio in what looked to be a snowstorm. Games seem to be being streamed for free on AOL.

Official site and the Grauniad write-up of the games below.
http://www.prorugby.org
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/18/pro-rugby-sacramento-san-francisco-denver-ohio

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Post by munkian on Wed 20 Apr 2016, 10:07 am

Fair play, from the pictures there was snow piled up 5 ft high on either side of the pitch for the Ohio game and they still got over 2k supporters.

I object to the phrase 'try zone' though Smile

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Post by Intotouch on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 10:40 pm

Hi Eejit. Could you tell us more about what you think of the competition and how it's viewed in the states? Do you think it will be successful and is it universally supported?

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Post by Sin é on Sat 07 May 2016, 11:35 am

An interview here with Sean O'Leary (Irish coach of the Denver franchise).

http://www.the42.ie/sean-oleary-denver-2752277-May2016/

Seems to be going well - they are getting 2-3,000 at games. Also of interest is the origins of rugby in the US. Seemingly its roots are in catholic private schools which probably explains why there seems to be so many Irish coaches in the US like Sean who has been there for 20 years now.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 07 May 2016, 1:06 pm

Are any of the USA Eagles playing in the competition and are the clubs optimistic of their ability to bring them back from Europe?

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