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PRO Rugby North America (Proposed kickoff April 2016)

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I reckon someone should hire Peter Stringer for quarterback at the base of the scrimmage...
 

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Mils Muliaina has signed for San Francisco
 

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I'm really looking forward to seeing how this goes. Have been saying for years that a pro league in the states could have potential to become huge and would certainly benefit the USA and Canada international squads.
 

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Waldouck the crock has gone to Ohio injuries have taken away a potentially great player
 

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Lack of imagination comes to mind!
 

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USA PRO Rugby is finally kicking off today with two games:

- Denver vs Ohio
Venue: Infinity Park, Glendale
Kickoff: 14:00 local (13:00 PDT, 16:00 EDT)

- Sacramento vs San Francisco
Venue: Bonney Field, Sacramento
Kickoff: 16:00 local (17:00 MDT, 19:00 EDT)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/tag/pro-rugby/
 

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Great to see; hopefully it will expand into a competition with a few more teams in it.

I'd like to see a Chicago based team as I think there's a real opportunity there; given the number of test matches played or scheduled there, they should make the most of the exposure provided, and develop the market.

Some Canadian based teams are a good idea too, with a BC based team ... BC is in the same time zone as California, and it has a strong player base already to draw from.
 

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DENVER 16
Tries – M. Al-Jiboori (71), N. Wallace (77)
Pens – N. Kruger (38), W. Magie (82)

OHIO 13
Tries – R. Suniula (16)
Cons – S. Davies (17)
Pens – S. Davies 2 (28, 40)
Yellow cards – S. Davies (70)

Attendance: 2,312
http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/04/17/dramatic-finish-sees-denver-drop-ohio/

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SACRAMENTO 37
Tries – J. Motokana (24), G. Brewer (29), Penalty try (64), O. Kilifi (72), R. Koewler (80)
Cons – M. Bergamasco 2 (65, 73, 80)
Pens – M. Bergamasco (3)
Drop goal – H. Bennett (78)

SAN FRANCISCO 25
Tries – A. Gletzer (8), V. Rouse (34), S. Sakalia (43)
Cons – V. Rouse 2 (9, 35)
Pens – V. Rouse (14), M. Talapusi (68)
Yellow cards – N. Grass (60), T. Coolican (62)

Attendance: 3,400
http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/04/17/sacramento-tops-san-francisco-thriller/
 

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Looks a decent couple of games, Denver's comeback from 13- with 10 to go must have been a decent watch and it looked a good one in Cali too. Not bad crowds,but I'm hopeful those numbers grow.

Any ideas of TV/Stream viewing numbers?
 

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really upset that the Ohio-Denver game wasn't on TV... Anthony Parry, Ohio's tighthead replacement, was a teammate of mine from college and our school's first professional athlete since the 1920s
 

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Yes, it’s a pity they don't have TV coverage for all their matches.
However, IMO steaming half of them it’s pretty good for the first season.

Regarding the TV/Stream viewing numbers, I don't have any info.
Maybe, some local guys can help us.
 

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any idea if we can watch these matches from the UK online?
 

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Watch VIDEO highlights abd interviews of the opening weekends games on this video
Interviews: Wannenburg, Barford, Mackintosh, Howden http://rugbywrapup.com/2016/04/pro-rugby-interviews-barford-howden-mackintosh-wannenburg
 
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