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  1. WorkingClassRugger

    League of Nations or EOYT?

    Here's another reason why USARugby aren't capable of hosting in 2027. Apparently the org. is so broke that they could only afford to run one session heading into the AB test. And that was the Captain's Run. If true there's little wonder they got flogged. Though they did score tries against the...
  2. WorkingClassRugger

    League of Nations or EOYT?

    Stuff the 12 country comp. That's essentially just more of the same. I'd prefer the 8-8 as that would at least include a number of T1 nations. And if we're going to do this then they need to figure out exactly how they will qualify these nations. Is it on merit or potential commercial returns?
  3. WorkingClassRugger

    Rugby News from unexpected places

    Ok, so Rugby Europe launched what is essentially it's beta test for their vision of professional Rugby beyond the 6Ns this year in the Rugby Europe Super Cup. I've posted about that before. It features two Russian teams and a team from each of Georgia, Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium's...
  4. WorkingClassRugger

    COVID-19 Stuff Here

    My family members in Ireland who caught Covid and in the case of my uncle have actually had long Covid to the point my aunt thought he may have been in the early stages of dementia were so grateful for the experience that they all got vaccinated as soon as they could.
  5. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Bid for 2027 World Cup

    Yeah, but that team didn't waltz it in once the rest got up to speed with the new normal. Which from early season form most people thought they'd go undefeated in a dominant fashion. As for hosting. MLR as the only commercial venture for the game in the States (well, for now. There's a Pro 7s...
  6. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Bid for 2027 World Cup

    I fail to see how an organisation that would struggle to organise a piss up in a brewery having only recently emerged from bankruptcy which saw large segments of the game removed from under its umbrella to be run independently of it and one that has next to fuck all money would be able to manage...
  7. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Well, having a second Vancouver based Canadian team would help to a degree. But there's a lot of significant structural issues from the ground up that are in desperate need of reform that need to be addressed.
  8. WorkingClassRugger

    France to host RWC 2023

    Not discounting Los Teros. They are a very solid outfit. Them getting one over the Eagles isn't all that surprising. They have good grassroots rugby backing a well established HP program. They will in time have two SLAR franchises which will help them continue to improve. The only real...
  9. WorkingClassRugger

    France to host RWC 2023

    Canada has never really moved on from their nadir during the days of amateurism and continued to insist on keeping a distinct BC focus despite the vast bulk of the game being situated elsewhere. Ontario for example would have an equivalent scene these days to that of BC heyday but RC still...
  10. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Yep. But the loss isn't that surprising. Los Teros has traditionally always had the wood over the Eagles in Montevideo. The Eagles have never traveled well. Which should be a concern for Gary Gold seeing that they will have to run the North/South gauntlet again against Chile.
  11. WorkingClassRugger

    Rugby News from unexpected places

    The Uruguay result isn't all that surprising. Tends to follow the historic trend between the two and the Eagles had to win by a far larger margin in Colorado for hold out. Los Teros in Montevideo have always troubled the Eagles. Chile on the other hand. I definitely thought they'd be able to...
  12. WorkingClassRugger

    Where to for Super Rugby?

    More beneficial timezones. Who would have thought they make for better viewing opportunities.
  13. WorkingClassRugger

    Australian Rugby / RA

    Haven't seen this on the forum. A move toward centralisation may be on the cards. https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/wallabies/rugby-australia-news-2021-new-centralised-model-biggest-change-since-rugby-went-professional-wallabies-results/news-story/e39f964de7c5abae519ddf9376a520b8
  14. WorkingClassRugger

    Wallabies 2021

    Scotland would like a word.
  15. WorkingClassRugger

    Fijian Drua 2022

    Last I heard he was with the Canada 7s program.
  16. WorkingClassRugger

    Rugby News from unexpected places

    They still have their HP set up in place. The biggest issue for them is the lack of depth below. Though they are implementing structures in order to address that. It will be interesting to see where they go. They no longer have the advantage of having a HP set up while the likes of Chile don't...
  17. WorkingClassRugger

    Waratahs 2022

    Has he any Rugby experience?
  18. WorkingClassRugger

    Rugby News from unexpected places

    There's actually been a little bit of chatter about just that occurring as soon as 2027. And I think we certainly could. There are actually several nations just on the bubble. Looking at Europe while Georgia is still the standard outside of the 6Ns the likes of Spain, Portugal etc. have closed...
  19. WorkingClassRugger

    Rugby News from unexpected places

    Chile has beaten Argentina XV 25-24. The first time they've ever beaten an Argentine opponent at this level. Which puts them n good stead leading into the RWC qualifier playoff with Canada after they fell to the Eagles. Chile has really come along in the last two years since they have...
  20. WorkingClassRugger

    How would you like to see NRC/ARC type comp?

    What I also like about it is that it still provides pathways for players from outside of those clubs while also creating a derby situation in each of the bases. Would be interesting to see say the Vikings vs Kookaburras derby in Canberra.
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