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USA PRO Rugby week 9:

In the only match played this weekend, Ohio Aviators beat San Diego Breakers.

OHIO 55
Tries – D. Waldouck 3 (4, 42, 66), A. Elkins 2 (22, 32), S. Davis 2 (40, 75), T. Howden (64)
Cons – R. Shaw 3 (5, 23, 43), S. Davies 3 (65, 67, 76)
Pens – R. Shaw (12)
Yellow cards – J. Mackintosh (24)

SAN DIEGO 29
Tries – K. Konrad (25), B. Leatigaga 2 (36, 78), Z. Pangelinan (80)
Cons – K. Morath 3 (26, 37, 80)
Pens – K. Morath (20)
Yellow cards – P. Haitsuka (24)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/06/12/ohio-trample-san-diego-obetz/
 

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Any idea what the attendance has been like in the latter stages of this tournament?
 

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It seems to decrease. Particularly in San Francisco.
However, I don't have reliable information.
 

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USA PRO Rugby week 10:

SAN DIEGO 19
Tries – B. Leatigaga (50), P. Haitsuka (77)
Pens – K. Morath 3 (14, 28, 34)
Yellow cards – S. Tu’ihalamaka (6)

SAN FRANCISCO 24

Tries – J. Lenaerts (9), M. Haley (21), D. Tameilau (68)
Cons – V. Rouse 3 (10, 22, 69)
Pens – V. Rouse (31)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/06/19/san-francisco-breakers-san-diego/


DENVER 27
Tries – M. Knoetze (48), Z. Fenoglio (67), P. Wannenburg (80)
Cons – W. Magie 3 (49, 68, 80)
Pens – W. Magie 2 (27, 30)

OHIO 48

Tries – F. Ferrarini (18), S. Davis (25), J. Mackintosh (33), A. Elkins (51), D. Waldouck (54), A. Harajly (58)
Cons – S. Davies 6 (19, 26, 34, 52, 55, 59)
Pens – S. Davies 2 (12, 39)
Yellow cards – J. Mackintosh (65)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/06/19/ohio-smiles-denver-fall/

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Current Standings

1 Ohio Aviators ] 27 Pts
2 Denver Stampede 27 Pts
3 San Diego Breakers 23 Pts
4 San Francisco Rush 12 Pts
5 Sacramento Express 5 Pts
 

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USA PRO Rugby week 11:

OHIO 71
Tries – S. Davis 2 (4, 44), A. Elkins (6), P. Dargan (19), S. Kalm 2 (29, 48), F. Ferrarini (53), P. Malcolm (59), D. Fawsitt (64), A. Harajly (66), D. Waldouck (74)
Cons – S. Davies 4 (7, 30, 45, 49), R. Shaw 4 (54, 60, 67, 75)

SAN FRANCISCO 20
Tries – Penalty try (70), J. O’Hara (79)
Cons – V. Rouse 2 (70, 80)
Pens – V. Rouse 2 (2, 9)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/06/26/ohio-smash-san-francisco-obetz/


DENVER 29
Tries – L. Mare (28), P. Wannenburg 2 (44, 80)
Cons – W. Magie (80)
Pens – W. Magie 4 (18, 56, 70, 76)
Yellow cards – J. Turnbull (39)

SACRAMENTO 10
Tries – K. Sumsion (40)
Cons – M. Bergamasco (40)
Pens – M. Bergamasco 2 (23, 59)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/06/26/denver-survive-sacramento-scare/
 

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USA PRO Rugby week 12:

With only four weeks remaining, the Ohio Aviators made a clear statement about their intentions of be the first US Pro Rugby Champions.

OHIO 44
Tries – D. Fawsitt 2 (19, 28), R. Hattingh (48), S. Davis 2 (59, 63), S. Kalm (66)
Cons – S. Davies 2 (20, 29), R. Shaw 2 (60, 64)
Pens – S. Davies 2 (6, 16)
Yellow cards – R. McTiernan (14), A. Hanson (72)

SAN DIEGO 21
Tries – T. Bliss (72), E. Kalemani (80)
Cons – K. Konrad (73)
Pens – K. Morath 3 (12, 23, 32)
Yellow cards – I. Carpenter (45)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/03/aviators-crush-breakers-obetz/

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With the end of the season coming closer, the Sacramento Express finally got their second win at expense of San Francisco Rush.

SAN FRANCISCO 19
Tries – D. Tameilau (32), O. Ai’i (34), B. Fukofuka (39)
Cons – V. Rouse (33, 40)

SACRAMENTO 43
Tries – C. Falcon (5), C. Jerabek (10), L. Haupeakui (20, 44), K. Sumsion (25), Penalty try (70)
Cons – M. Bergamasco (6, 21, 26, 45, 71)
Pens – M. Bergamasco (57)
Yellow cards – C. Jerabek (29)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/03/express-blow-past-rush/
 

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USA PRO Rugby week 13:

Ohio continued their winning ways, leaving only Denver an oportunity to challenge the 1st spot.

SACRAMENTO 31
Tries – L. Haupeakui (17), S. Moore (64), K. Tavake (66), T. Kefu (71)
Cons – M. Bergamasco 4 (18, 65, 68, 72)
Pens – M. Bergamasco (39)
Yellow cards – L. Haupeakui (55)

OHIO 41

Tries – J. Mackintosh (13), R. Hattingh 2 (30, 50), S. Davis 2 (35, 58), A. Elkins (44), K. Baillie (52)
Cons – S. Davies 3 (14, 31, 59)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/10/ohio-battle-win-sacramento/

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Denver doesn't loose their hopes.

DENVER 59
Tries – M. de Achaval (7), P. Dahl (13), H. Germishuys 2 (22, 53), Z. Fenoglio 2 (40, 58), M. Garrity 2 (42, 64), T. Tahu (74)
Cons – W. Magie 6 (14, 23, 40, 54, 59, 65), A. Malifa (75)

SAN DIEGO 23
Tries – J. Taufete’e (30), Z. Pangelinan (50), R. Matyas (77)
Cons – K. Konrad (51)
Pens – K. Konrad 2 (15, 19)
Yellow cards – A. Suniula (40)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/10/stampede-trample-san-diego/
 
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That should guarantee a Denver vs Ohio final. I've watched a lot of highlights and some of the live games and I think the organisers have got it spot on in terms of what is actually played on the field. It sounds like they banned specialist defensive coaches which may explain the high scores.

But there are very worrying signs off the field. First they lost the streaming deal with AOL and then they had to downgrade Denver's stadium so they are now only paying at a Uni campus with capacity of less than 2000. It looks terrible on TV like that and I guess Denver will be hosting the final? I see no way that they are breaking even with the crowds in recent weeks and charging $20 seems too much given the lack of quality of some of the stadia.

The guy running it says he'll stump up the cash to run the league for two more seasons and is open about gambling on a bounce from US involvement in the Rio 7s. But if the 7s side bombs I can see this entire project going south very quickly.
 

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They didn't lose the AOL deal but figured out they could stream it themselves for less cost and with better accessibility, and that much has worked out.
 
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That should guarantee a Denver vs Ohio final.

As far as I know is not going to be a final match this year. They may implemented in future seasons.


But there are very worrying signs off the field. First they lost the streaming deal with AOL and then they had to downgrade Denver's stadium so they are now only paying at a Uni campus with capacity of less than 2000. It looks terrible on TV like that and I guess Denver will be hosting the final? I see no way that they are breaking even with the crowds in recent weeks and charging $20 seems too much given the lack of quality of some of the stadia.

The guy running it says he'll stump up the cash to run the league for two more seasons and is open about gambling on a bounce from US involvement in the Rio 7s. But if the 7s side bombs I can see this entire project going south very quickly.

As @riffraff said, they didn't lost AOL, they realized that AOL wasn't adding any real value.

Regarding the Denver's stadium, it's true that Infinity Park has better infraestructure. However, it's also true that it was too expensive for this moment. Also, the 2000 capacity of the CIBER Field is in line with the attendance expectations/reality of this first season (where only few matches went over this number).

IMHO, they are achieving what they initially expected regarding attendance and streaming. But sure, the whole thing can go up or down really quickly.
 
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USA PRO Rugby week 14:

San Francisco Rush winning againg after the bye.

SAN FRANCISCO 50
Tries – O. Ai’i 2 (4, 71), D. Ferris 2 (12, 61), V. Rouse (18), M. Haley (42), N. Blevins (49)
Cons – V. Rouse 6 (5, 13, 19, 43, 62, 72)
Pens – V. Rouse (9)

SAN DIEGO 26
Tries – T. Tuisamoa (16), C. Garber (30), M. Te’o (55), D. Broussard (68)
Cons – K. Konrad 3 (17, 31, 69)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/16/san-francisco-fend-off-breakers/

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Denver one step closer.

DENVER 59
Tries – C. London (6), T. Tahu 2 (11, 47), Z. Fenoglio (18), M. de Achaval (22), A. Malifa (40), D. Croy (68), H. Germishuys (74), M. Garrity (79)
Cons – W. Magie 7 (7, 19, 23, 40, 69, 75, 80)
Yellow cards – Z. Fenoglio (63)

SACRAMENTO 13
Tries – A. Hodgkinson (77)
Cons – M. Bergamasco (78)
Pens – M. Bergamasco 2 (4, 15)
Yellow cards – C. Falcon (46)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/17/denver-take-express-route-victory/
 

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USA PRO Rugby week 15:
One week remaining, and everything to be decided in the last weekend.

Sacramento beat San Diego, and targets San Francisco to avoid the bottom place.

SACRAMENTO 35
Tries – V. Lee-Lo (24), J. Quill (27), G. Brewer (71), K. Sumsion (78)
Cons – M. Bergamasco 3 (28, 72, 79)
Pens – M. Bergamasco 3 (5, 45, 54)

SAN DIEGO 27
Tries – M. Te’o 2 (49, 56), T. Ngwenya (60), R. Matyas (67)
Cons – K. Morath 2 (57, 61)
Pens – K. Morath (3)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/24/express-defeat-breakers-see-saw-battle/


Denver recovered the first place, and will travel to Ohio to decide the first ever US Pro Rugby Champion.

SAN FRANCISCO 24
Tries – P. Iongi 2 (1, 14), B. Fukofuka (30), V. Rouse (42)
Cons – V. Rouse 2 (2, 43)

DENVER 31
Tries – T. Tahu (10), P. Wannenburg (20), M. Knoetze (49), M. Timoteo (64), C. London (73)
Cons – W. Magie 3 (21, 65, 74)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/24/denver-outlast-san-francisco-shootout/
 

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Off topic, but thats a good wee website that those match reports are from. Just enjoyed reading the article explaining why the Jaguares didn't meet expectations and about the maniac banned for 99 years for biting off someone's finger!
 

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USA PRO Rugby final week:

SACRAMENTO 34
Tries – C. Saint (17), Penalty try (54), O. Kilifi (69), K. Tavake (80)
Cons – M. Bergamasco 4 (18, 55, 70, 80)
Pens – M. Bergamasco 2 (23, 29)
Yellow cards – J. Quill (31)

SAN FRANCISCO 37
Tries – J. Finau (11), S. Finau (25), D. Ferris 2 (37, 40), M. Muliaina (43)
Cons – V. Rouse 3 (12, 38, 40)
Pens – V. Rouse 2 (3, 77)
Yellow cards – V. Rouse (13)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/31/rush-hold-edge-express/

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In the final mach of the US Pro Rugby Champioship, the Ohio Aviators scored a last minute try to win the match against the Denver Stampede.
However, it wasn't enough to take the first ever profesional rugby title from the hands of the visitors.

OHIO 32
Tries – J. Mackintosh (12), Penalty try (49), D. Fawsitt (76), R. Hattingh (80)
Cons – S. Davies (50), R. Shaw 2 (77, 80)
Pens – S. Davies 2 (25, 43)
Yellow cards – R. McTiernan (20), J. Mackintosh (61), A. Hanson (68)

DENVER 25
Tries – C. London (21), D. Croy (56), Z. Fenoglio (64), H. Germishuys (67)
Cons – W. Magie (65)
Pens – W. Magie (45)
Yellow cards – T. Tahu (24)

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2016/07/31/ohio-win-denver-crowned-champions/

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US Pro Rugby 2016 - Final Positions:

1 Denver Stampede 48
2 Ohio Aviators 47
3 San Diego Breakers 25
4 San Francisco Rush 24
5 Sacramento Express 18


http://prorugby-rbu-en-scoreboard.sportsflash.com.au/site/#/home/standings/200
 

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Too bad Ohio couldn't capture it with the win, but oh well there's always next year. I didn't manage to watch as much as I'd have liked, but hopefully there will be a Canadian team to cheer for soon.
 
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