Agreed, it may even level the playing field between NH and SH a bit as although both are losing revenue the NH will be losing more.All unions will take a hit. That hit will eventually see wages reduced for a few years. Some players who just signed new contracts got lucky. That's my take on it. I think the club teams might be hit more than the unions.
You do.Aussies have stood down 75% of their staff until June 30th and is projecting a loss of $120 million revenue with the entire international season wiped out. Not unexpected, but you'd worry about the sport when this is all said and done.
Coronavirus was just the nail in the coffin. USA rugby would have gone bankrupt years ago if it wasn’t for world rugby. They probably would have declared after nationals this spring as they couldn’t afford to host them.USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy. First of many?
Do you think rugby will be okay over there, or is this a major blow to the growth of the game?Coronavirus was just the nail in the coffin. USA rugby would have gone bankrupt years ago if it wasn’t for world rugby. They probably would have declared after nationals this spring as they couldn’t afford to host them.
If you’re Union was strong before this it will be fine. Nothing was saving USA rugby.
USA Rugby filed for bankruptcy. https://www.cbssports.com/general/n...nkruptcy-in-the-wake-of-coronavirus-outbreak/MLR is fine. It's only relationship with USA Rugby is that USA Rugby sanctions it.
The most likely solution is that a bare-boned national governing body will run the national teams while competitions will begin to run themselves. Frankly, large national structures are unamerican and regional/state based associations make the most sense. Colleges have been doing their own thing for awhile and the club game will become more local based. USA Rugby would just need to sanction all the events and let the rugby sort itself out. There's enough people here who love rugby enough to volunteer their time to make sure there is rugby every Saturday and that each Saturday the rugby gets better.
Honestly, not having as much of our dues go to the national body can only be good for USA Rugby. We need local leadership (I swear to god I'm not a Republican) with money who can do more to grow the game.
Aus Rugby, for those few paying attention, is currently undergoing a 'make Rugby great again' moment where the playing generation from the early 90s are trying to 'take back over' despite being unqualified and inexperienced. If you know who Phil Kearns is, he's posited to take over as CEO of RA despite having no sports admin experience.Yeah it's hard to see Australia coming back from that considering how bad things have gotten over there for Union in general recently
Well stated profitius. I agree with you.All unions will take a hit. That hit will eventually see wages reduced for a few years. Some players who just signed new contracts got lucky. That's my take on it. I think the club teams might be hit more than the unions.