Canadian Rugby Grinding To A Halt ?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by grabbers, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. grabbers

    grabbers Guest

    Wow this will have a huge impact on the game very soon!

     
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  3. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    How exactly can they do that? Surely rugby in Canada has been growing espically as the beat the USA not long ago..
     
  4. grabbers

    grabbers Guest

    Its a funny pickle we have gotten into.

    but it looks like a whole season and maybe more will be lost
     
  5. Would not be surprised that the union fell asleep in terms of being up to date on their insurers.

    Blaming any problem on the national union in North American rugby will find you right most of the time.
     
  6. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    Insurers are crap really. They **** me off...loop holes and all that horse crap. We pay out loads of money to them to be protected, yet they find ways to not protect us.
    Injuries are a very real part of Rugby (and/or any other contact sport). Playing football (american) I ripped the tendons in my right shoulder, sprained my neck, and beat up my fingers and hands pretty badly. In rugby I suffered continuous ankle sprains. Some of these are minor nagging things, but what would I do if I couldn't get treated for them?? Let alone, what would I do if I couldn't be treated properly for something serious? Some risks aren't worth taking, and If I weren't being properly insured, I wouldn't step out on the pitch.
     
  7. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    This is awful to hear.
    What the hell are Canadian players going to do.
    This is not helping the sport develop globally, that's for sure.
    Has anything been resolved now? I'm reading this topic abut 3 weeks from when it started, any updates?

    And i hope Sean Corner is doing well.
     
  8. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    The scary thing is I almost played that day in a different part of the province. Huge sigh of relief for me. Well school rugby is covered under the school's insurance so the development of the sport through high school will continue. However I am confident that a new insurence company will come along. If football(american) can get it, surely rugby can.
     
  9. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    The scary thing is I almost played that day in a different part of the province. Huge sigh of relief for me. Well school rugby is covered under the school's insurance so the development of the sport through high school will continue. However I am confident that a new insurence company will come along. If football(american) can get it, surely rugby can.
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    :lol2tn: If the longest, most drawn out, stop-start contact sport can succeed with huge success, then rugby should flourish like bacteria in a compost heap!
    I just hope things keep progressing in Canada (and the rest of the world).

    That's one of the reasons i'm annoyed that New Zealand got one of the next World Cups. Why not give it a country that hasn't got rugby established as a formidable sport?
    Creating a sense of awareness for the sport is surely the way to develop it globally, no?

    With more quality teams in the world there will only be more quality matches.
     
  10. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    Well I completely agree with you when it comes to football that it is terrible to watch at times, it isn't that successful in Canada in comparison to the US. It just happens that the football season fits in right before the snow falls and hockey season starts(although there is a small overlap). As for rugby progressing in Canada, well it is doing so nicely. With the success of the Canadian professionals overseas, the relative success of the seven's team and with the further development of national youth teams such as Canada U17's it does have a nice future. Too bad Canada couldn't capitalize on the 1991 world cup and really turn into a major sport.

    You have to realize that this is the IRB's major cash cow. With the money they make from this tournament they use to fund the smaller unions and host all of those international tournaments around the globe. Sure you could throw it in Japan, but we all know they have shorter attention spands than Americans, so will they still be interested in rugby in 2011? I just don't feel that those smaller rugby nations are ready to hold a world cup, and it would have been a huge gamble for the IRB. I guess the benefit would be if you could somehow raise awareness of the game in China you'd have a huge market that is about to explode and a market that doesn't really have a focus in terms of sport. That's a bloody long shot though.

    Well there is always going to be one or two nations that will dominate everyone and then the next four or five are almost equal. After the top eight or nine the quality drops but those teams (10-20) are usually competitive amoungst each other. It's just a matter of narrowing the gap between the top eight and the next ten. The nation everyone wants to be good is the US, simply because of their money. But it'll be another 50 years before they are competitive with the top nations, and even then there is no garuntee that they will be any different in 50 years than they are now. A lot will hinge on how well that project is going in the New York City ghetto's. If they somehow get rugby to be an option behind basketball, then the US national team will have a steady stream of talented athletes to call upon. If not USA rugby could be stuck right where they are.
     
  11. No offense to USA fans, but f*** the USA to the extent that their development is not helping us Canucks. I'm tired of the BS that goes on in this country, Rugby Canada administration is full of donkeys with heads full of ****! yes that's right I'm a little bitter right now.
     
  12. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    So can i ask, have the Canadians gotten themselves insurance yet?
    Surely they're not gonna be travelling to Wales and playing without insurance.
    What's the deal?
     
  13. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    That's a completely different deal. They'd have to get separate insurance anyway for going overseas on a tour. This big insurance deal is more for club rugby than it is national team.
     
  14. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    That's a relief to head, but still it's a terrible conundrum for the clubs.
    Are they still playing week in-week out?
    Are players protesting at all?
     
  15. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    Club season has been done since the end of August, though senior mens ended early September. Basically they pulled the plug on the catastrophe insurance at the end of the club season. So basically the Canadian Rugby Union has until May or June to get it sorted out. School rugby starts in March but that is under the schools insurance policy and not the Canadian rugby union.
     
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