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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Mellsblue » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 pm

MLR postponed for 30 days.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Puja » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:44 pm

Right decision. Crying shame though, as it was really starting to get into the swing of things. Not entirely sure what a 30 day postponement is going to accomplish either - I don't see Covid-19 going away in the US in that time with Pence and Trump at the helm of the response.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Mellsblue » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:32 pm

Season cancelled:
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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Puja » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:06 pm

Mellsblue wrote:Season cancelled:


Might not be a terrible thing for the league. Any attempt to finish the season would be extremely ad hoc and would struggle to get much in the way of supporters.

Better to start again in 2021, get a really good marketing effort out there, and most importantly avoid starting the season with a pointless Vegas trip again.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Mellsblue » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:35 pm

But still not enough time for fat basta to get fit.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Puja » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:42 pm

Mellsblue wrote:But still not enough time for fat basta to get fit.


Tighthead next season, you wait.

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Re: Major League Rugby

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Puja » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:27 pm

Mellsblue wrote:There is going to be a draft:

https://www.majorleague.rugby/news/majo ... ate-draft/


Someone should shut the door then.

Not entirely sure of the point of this, tbh. Might make them feel like they're one of the big boy American sports, but realistically a college graduate rugby player is surely not going to get enough money to justify moving across the country.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Mellsblue » Thu May 28, 2020 10:27 pm

Had to double check it wasn’t April 1st but:

https://www.majorleague.rugby/news/majo ... -giltinis/

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Puja » Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 am

Okay, one team named after a rich dickbiscuit's novelty cocktail? Sure, that's weird, but it's quirky and unique and could loop round to "so bad it's good" very easily.

Two teams however? That just screams, "We're desperate for investors and are willing to sell our self-respect for funding." It does not suggest a successful, sensible, credible sports league that can be taken seriously. I blame Killebrew - no problem with Gilchrist owning two franchises, but one of them needed to have been given a proper name.

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