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ctal1999: I guess I should have included the link to the story.
posted by PropIr at 10:11 AM on July 31
No one has yet mentioned the $100,000 per year per player average salary. Multiply that by 40 and you are up to $4,000,000 a year in salaries per team. Tickets are $30, it is going to take a lot of tickets just to reach break even. I'm sure the universities will be reimbursed for the use of their facilities. Paid coaching staffs, trainers, referees, travel expenses; it all equals more tickets to be sold. They are also prepared to launch without a TV deal, and the TV deal would be the only thing able to keep them out of the red! It will fail miserably and quickly.
posted by PropIr at 08:10 AM on July 28
This tournament alone will not be enough to boost our national ranking. BUT, the concerted effort of the numerous Men's and Women's rugby clubs in the US to bring rugby to the youth level should pay dividends in the future. As more players are introduced to and commit to playing rugby, the more experience our players and coaches will be able to take to the national level in the future. It may take many years, but I do beleive it will happen. FYI, there are now more youth rugby clubs in California than there are Men's level clubs - and there has not been a decline in the number of Men's rugby clubs! A very positive step forward for the future of US Rugby.
posted by PropIr at 08:17 AM on July 14
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