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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Q&A: The Call For Questions


With the rugby season in the U.S. slowing down for the holidays and play in Europe kicking up we thought it was a great time to launch another Q&A. Since we last had a Q&A PRO Rugby has had more announcements, the Americas Rugby Championship has locations and dates, Eagles have made the news, the PRP has released their schedule, and more. There is plenty for you to ask about so fire away.

We will be taking questions until December 21st in the evening so make sure you submit either in a comment, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

11 comments:

  1. Do you know what the ratings were for the World Cup Final between NZ and Australia? It was broadcast live on NBC.

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  2. Do you know what the compensation package will be for the USA Eagles head coach? How does it compare to other Tier 2 countries, and do you have an opinion on the country/style the USA should compare itself to? IMO South Africa (big, physical forwards the priority, attacking backline based on go forward ball, and kicking for field position). Andre Snyman from Glendale??? Peter deVilliers????

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  3. In regards to Pro Rugby in USA starting in April. There's no doubt it's much more promising that the NRFL. However if the goal is to get the best 180 players on 6 teams. How do they plan on doing that when they haven't even announced all the cities and coaches yet? Plus if they only pay 25k, most players won't relocate and move away from their families and jobs that pay more.

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    1. At this stage, most players will likely have to get an off season job. Considering the brevity of the season, it's really only 5 months (with a month of that blocked out for international play), players will have another 6-7 months out of the year to work. This will likely necessitate that players have job with more flexibility, such as construction workers, personal trainers, multi level marketing gigs, etc. This is a similar issue faced by MLS players and especially the NASL and USSL(?) Players who are more semi-pro than pro.

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  4. When does RIM launch? What platforms will it deliver?

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    1. so far just roku is the only one thus far.

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  5. With Pro Rugby around the corner and most professional competitions over seas already kicked off I am guessing we wont see any new contracts for Eagles? If we were to see someone pick up a contract or a trial who do you think it would be?

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  6. With the head coaching search hopefully nearing it's conclusion, is there any names that have been mentioned through the grapevine? If not do you have any guesses on who may be up for the position?

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  7. Before the last high performance camp for the Eagle 7s women's team, Coach McCoy had said she anticipated adding a few players to the OTC residency. Which players have been added? Also heard Kathryn Johnson is leaving the OTC residency - any word on why?

    With only 5 stops on the women's series, will the 7s team be playing in any other non-series tournaments? Vegas? others? hosting any teams for a round robin at the OTC as they have in the past?

    Also, can you provide player grades for the Women's Dubai tournament (and series going forward) as you do for the mens 7s team?

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  8. we know that PRO RUGBY wants to do the whole drip system on releasing news, but given the lack of information and press releases for even the SF team do you think this is hurting them more then helping. pro rugby stated that by end of year all teams and coaches will be announced. we have less then 2 weeks for them to do so, 1 coach and two teams so far.

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