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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Figaro » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 08:40

It feels very odd to be defending Kingsley Jones' coaching record... but you can't blame him for the Dragons' having been poor for so long. They've been 4th out of the 4 Welsh regions for almost every year since they were set up; Kingsley was only in charge for one year and took over after Lyn Jones (who if anything is even worse than Kingsley) was sacked for being rubbish. They're looking a bit better this year after finally spending some money on players - they've got a couple of wins and their losses have been much better - but I'm not necessarily convinced yet that the coaching has particularly improved.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 10:03

Canadian_Rugger wrote:
sk 88 wrote:Toronto Wolfpack lose their play off so remain in the second tier for another year.

Wonder how long they can cope with being in the second tier before the money starts to run thin?


Wouldn't count on it. Almost a sellout yesterday and they are receiving continuous national media coverage.

The owner is in it for the long haul and has very deep pockets. Rugby doesn't have many David Argyle's, never mind League.



The attendances have been very impressive and MLR should be studying and copying a lot of their methods intently.

But people get bored and frustrated in the second tier a lot quicker than they do in the top. This is their first set back and it will be interested to see how it goes.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 10:26

I can't see how the Wolfpack can go on long term with no other teams domestically. It doesn't make a great deal of sense to me to have a lone team in an entire continent that has no rugby league roots.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby iul » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 12:22

sk 88 wrote:
Canadian_Rugger wrote:
sk 88 wrote:Toronto Wolfpack lose their play off so remain in the second tier for another year.

Wonder how long they can cope with being in the second tier before the money starts to run thin?


Wouldn't count on it. Almost a sellout yesterday and they are receiving continuous national media coverage.

The owner is in it for the long haul and has very deep pockets. Rugby doesn't have many David Argyle's, never mind League.



The attendances have been very impressive and MLR should be studying and copying a lot of their methods intently.

But people get bored and frustrated in the second tier a lot quicker than they do in the top. This is their first set back and it will be interested to see how it goes.

Their model is:
- lying about the size of the crowd by vastly inflating them
- giving away tickets for free by the thousands
- selling the tickets they do sell dirt cheap

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 14:11

iul wrote:
sk 88 wrote:
Canadian_Rugger wrote:
sk 88 wrote:Toronto Wolfpack lose their play off so remain in the second tier for another year.

Wonder how long they can cope with being in the second tier before the money starts to run thin?


Wouldn't count on it. Almost a sellout yesterday and they are receiving continuous national media coverage.

The owner is in it for the long haul and has very deep pockets. Rugby doesn't have many David Argyle's, never mind League.



The attendances have been very impressive and MLR should be studying and copying a lot of their methods intently.

But people get bored and frustrated in the second tier a lot quicker than they do in the top. This is their first set back and it will be interested to see how it goes.

Their model is:
- lying about the size of the crowd by vastly inflating them
- giving away tickets for free by the thousands
- selling the tickets they do sell dirt cheap



So like everyone else then :shock:

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 14:56

iul wrote:Their model is:
- lying about the size of the crowd by vastly inflating them
- giving away tickets for free by the thousands
- selling the tickets they do sell dirt cheap


Maybe someone in Romania should try this.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby iul » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 15:05

4N wrote:
iul wrote:Their model is:
- lying about the size of the crowd by vastly inflating them
- giving away tickets for free by the thousands
- selling the tickets they do sell dirt cheap


Maybe someone in Romania should try this.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 15:16

And they still can’t break 1000 most of the time. Wolfpack must be doing something right.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby iul » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 17:59

touche

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 00:15

Tickets are just one part of it. If 2000 people get in for free and buy 4 to 6 beers each are they really there for free, or did you just make money off them while boosting the atmosphere?

In Canadian National Team player watch news, Lucas Albornoz was called up to play for Northland against Bay of Plenty, who will be captained by Tyler Ardron.

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