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Sacramento team signs Mirco Bergamasco
 

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Has there been any hints as to where the expansion of this league will be looking at for next season. Curious as to how quickly they'll try and grow it
 

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No franchises in New York, Chicago, Boston or Texas?
 

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Didn't they say, they first want to expand to Canada ?
 

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They do, but I'm willing to bet they will expand here as well.
 

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Pro rugby franchise names shortlist out
Ohio
1) Flight
2) Presidents
3) Aviators

San Diego
1) Admirals
2) Destroyers
3) Breakers

Sacramento
1) Steamers
2) Express
3) Pioneers

Denver
1) Peak
2) Vipers
3) Stampede

San Francisco
1) Miners
2) Rush
3) Fury

My favourites are in bold.
 

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- Ohio Presidents
- San Diego Admirals
- Sacramento Pioners
- Denver Vipers
- San Fransisco Fury
 

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San Francisco Rush/Fury

Would be my preferences.
 

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Team names now official
Denver Stampede
Sacramento Express
San Diego Breakers
San Francisco Rush
Ohio Aviators
 

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And now we go for the logos...
 

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really disappointed by the chosen names, I remember entering Mile High Rugby Club and thinking I was a genuis
 

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The logos should be interesting...

Will the Breakers be some kind of wave crashing on a coastline?

Will the Stampede feature horses or bison?

Will the Express be a locomotive or a rider on a horse?

Will the Rush feature a miner, nugget/pickax or something boring like the 49ers? Or maybe a rock trio with a 2112 logo?

Will the aviators be a biplane or a guy in a bomber jacket and sunglasses?

I'm curious how the colors will be used in the logos, too.
 
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Can someone rename this after the actual league name? PRO Rugby :)

SF Rush finally living up to their potential thank god. Two wins on the bounce against Ohio and SD! M

If you want to watch any of the games so far their YouTube channel is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_oonClThY-aB1Vhd8TFyw

There aren't any official attendance figures but apparently the average gate is about 2,500 and Doug Schoninger is saying they're breaking even at the moment so far which is encouraging.

Also, one of the reasons being cited officially as to why there wasn't a PRO Rugby team in New York was due to "exorbitant workman’s-compensation insurance rates" apparently so I'm guessing if there is a "New York" team it'll be based in New Jersey...

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Oh, also, any San Francisco Rush fans should know that we've got a fan group set up on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/sfrushfans/
 

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