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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Q&A: The Call For Questions


With the ARC in the rearview mirror and the Eagles 7s coming off two straight semi-finals there is a lot to talk about. Throw in the college and club season heating up and we thought it was time to hold another Q&A. You can ask about anything you'd like as long as it is reasonable. You can submit your questions either on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments here.

The deadline for questions will be Friday at 11:00 p.m. et/8:00 p.m. pt. 

11 comments:

  1. Please speculate about the likely members of the women's world cup team, with reasons why.

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  2. The ARC is done, so what can we expect from June tests?
    I've only heard about the June 10th test with Ireland.
    Will we have two others? Which sides? Are these also RWC qualifier matches or is that something different?

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  3. Any information out there on potential international matches for Chicago in November? I believe England vs. South Africa with the USA vs. an islander team on the Friday night before would be good draws.

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  4. How do the European clubs handle pro contracts for foreigners? Is there a cap? With the Eagles success at the ARC are there any players likely to get a pro contract?

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  5. And to follow up on the Eagles success at the ARC, where do the following players fall in the pecking order going forward? Lanilangi, Tomasin, Leuta, Iosefo, Pinkelman, Landry, and are the following overseas pros still in the mix? Brache, Ngwenya,Fry, Palamo?

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  6. Given the recent developments in the PRO arena (i.e. last of coaches being let go), how likely do you think it is that PRO actually comes through on Schroedinger's insistence on them having a second season? If that season happens, do you think USAR decides to renew the PRO sanctioning agreement?

    It seems that if PRO continues to be the solo sanctioned domestic professional league, MLR will not be allowed to go forward (at least in its current scope). Do you expect USAR to announce their intention to scrap the current sanctioning agreement at the 180 (150?) Day mark, as stipulated in the contract revealed by Rugby Wrap Up?

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  7. Do you think the lack of competitiveness we've seen in recent MRC match ups (http://therunnersports.com/austin-glendale-raptors-dominate-norfcrugby-utah-must-improve/) is indicative of what the MLR will look like if it's allowed to move forward? Do you think investment and recruitment will help level the talent pool? Do you think there will be a structure for talent acquisition and leveling (like an NFL Draft)?

    Thanks for all that y'all do!

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  8. What impact do you think the rugby league Toronto Wolfpack will have on rugby Union in North America. They already have a national broadcast partner in Canada and have a interesting following in the UK. Do you think this will sour on the pro12 or have no effect at all. The Wolfpack seem to be succeeding in their ambitions better than any other pro rugby attempt in North America, and this is before they have even played a home game!

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  9. When would we see a ARC B comp start. And also has there been any discussion about starting a womens ARC?

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  10. What effect (positive or negative) has the Club Strategic Committee (CSC) and its various and sundry sub-committees had on club rugby in the USA? Has it expanded on the number of clubs playing rugby? Have any divisions shrunk in size while other grew? Were any of the CSC and/or subcommittee decisions responsible for why the PRP, ARP, MRC clubs, or Seattle Saracens chose to opt out of competitions governed and controlled by these committees?

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