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CanadianRugger last won the day on July 19 2018

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  1. I have not received mine yet or been given any word on where it is.
  2. Without TWP, RL is dead in Canada. Any support they did have will be quickly swallowed up Union who have already made the moves. I know the owner of the Arrows, the void left by TWP will be filled by his club.
  3. Disappointed it's through a Gofundme mostly because I would like a large donation to be tax deductible but oh well. Thanks, going to flip some cash the lads way as they def need it.
  4. I wasn't going to post here again but will make an exception for this: I would be interested in committing money to a fund to help the players out, or at the very least give them something positive going in to the holidays. I also believe I could leverage the wider Canadian Rugby Community for some funding as well. Would anyone know how I could get in touch with someone at the RFL to help the players out?
  5. It's been a good three years and I have had fun watching TWP. However, I am doing the only thing I can do now and voting with my wallet. I've cancelled my Sportsnet NOW subscription (Canadian provider who carries Super League) and let them know it's because of this decision. It's Watch NRL App for me from here on out and I won't be following Super League any longer.
  6. Toronto Adds Nothing To Small, Regional, Irrelevant Rugby League Competition Nov 02, 2020 League Freak European Super League News 0 News keeps filtering out of the UK that Super League is finding every single possible reason not to re-admit the Toronto Wolfpack into Super League. Despite 2020 being impacted by COVID 19, with the Super League competition turning into a shambles of unfulfilled fixtures and a draw that is being thrown together on a week to week basis, and the fact that the competition has bent over backwards to make it difficult for the two teams based outside of Great Britain to compete this year, the powers that be have decided that the competition does not need a team in Toronto any time soon. Its understandable really… Toronto is only a major city in North America, the biggest sporting market on planet earth. Toronto as a city has shown it can support and sustain teams in the NBA, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Canadian football League, as well as many other sporting competitions, but apart from the way the city embraced, promoted and turned up in great numbers to support the Wolfpack in the English championship, do we have any indication that the city of Toronto even likes sport at all? I mean, what would they even add to Super League that you can’t get out of locations like Whitehaven, Bately, Dewsbury, Swinton or Sheffield? Small towns with a history of failure in their own right as opposed to the crushing costs of competing in Super League with no central funding during a Pandemic. It makes sense why you would want these exotic locations in Super League rather than Toronto. Who doesn’t want to tune in to see Whitehaven play Widnes on a Friday night from some local ground that looks like you’d need a tetanus shot to play at! How are Super League officials supposed to get any money out of having a team based in North America anyway? To have a team based in a major city in Canada sounds expensive. Sure there are a wide range of commercial opportunities, but do any of them involve free tuna and corn pizza? It really seems like supporters of the Toronto Wolfpack, and there are many of them based not only in Toronto, but across the world, just don’t understand what Super League is all about. Super League is a geographically isolated oddity to people ion Great Britain. A quaint little competition playing a long lost and dying form of Rugby that people in the nation use to care about, you know, before the age of mobile phones and colour television. Super League isn’t about attracting new supporters to the game. Its about dying with the old ones. Its about nostalgia, and thats something Toronto supporters will never understand. A vibrant new city just doesn’t get the fact that Super League is about little old towns that look like backdrops for historical movies about the downfall of society. Toronto might be a wonderful place to live and visit and enjoy a game of Rugby League at, but does it even have a Nandos? Super League gets exactly what it wants out of rejecting the Toronto Wolfpack at the worst possible time. It gets to stay small. It gets to be irrelevant. Less people get to watch at the administrators of Super League keep giving CPR to the rotten corpse of British Rugby League. So keep your entire continent, your big city, your commercial opportunities and your new and committed fanbase. We have a game between Wakefield and Castelford to fire up about. Its like the Super Bowl, except no one gives a . All the best Toronto fans. http://www.leaguefreak.com/toronto-adds-nothing-to-small-regional-irrelevant-rugby-league-competition-47427/?fbclid=IwAR0yB0J2JOAGuxbyHS6-csdLzfPcLbpVgNgqcYpGeQ7jMUZMy-uN2TZWISU
  7. One more time for those with short memories: Yummy! Elstone would rather eat free tuna and corn pizza than share in the profits of some grooming products
  8. I like that Livolsi is playing hard ball, it's what these other owners and Robert Elstone need. "If we receive the necessary votes for reinstatement, the final component for reinstatement will be confirmation of my net worth statement," LiVolsi wrote in a letter that is part of Toronto's submission to be accepted back into rugby league's top flight next season. "I will instruct my lawyer to provide the necessary NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to one representative from the RFL and SL for each of the executive teams to confirm that we are solvent and capable to own the team." https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/54761414 Basically, I'll show you proof of how much money I actually have once you accept me back in to the League. I find his profit sharing proposal interesting as well. Considering Super League gets free tuna pizza atm, they can't really afford to be picky
  9. The cut of TV revenue would go a long way to stabilizing the club. I don't know how it was thought a team that couldn't generate any revenue, couldn't receive Government funding, couldn't furlough while not having access to centralized funding would be successful this season?
  10. It's been the case since the inception. It's why Ngawati left the first time and Burroughs also left. Paul Rowley even mentioned that Burroughs would have started every game had he not been considered an import. Canadian and American players are considered the exact same as Aussies & Kiwis in the RFL and get no exceptions even though they may be playing for a Canadian club. This has been mentioned numerous times on this forum but the usual suspects go silent and ignore this fact. They then proceed to moan about how Toronto isn't developing players.
  11. RL couldn't afford Van der Merwe, Taylor Paris, Wil Percillier or any of our other better players. Biggest issue is actually the Visa issue. Canadian and American Players are treated like imports, even when they play for TWP. That's the reason Ryan Burroughs left, because he couldn't get game time due to being considered an import. Certain Brits here have selective understanding of their own rules and regulations.
  12. I've played Rugby in 4 different provinces. I've also lived in 4 different provinces and worked and travelled to every single province and territory except the Yukon. Lower Mainland BC and Victoria are like their own little world. My personal opinion is RC has their head so far up their own asses they don't actually know what's good for the sport. BC still controls the sport but all the good players now come from Central Canada. Ontario has 4x the playing base of BC and I believe BC has recently been usurped by Alberta as well. I live and work in Victoria now and it's a place that doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. I plan on leaving as soon as I can because the place is overrated in many ways.
  13. There are a tonne of rural farming areas that are big in to Rugby Union, kind of like the Welsh Highlands. In the East Coast, some of the biggest rugby areas are small farming areas. Belleisle, NB is under 2000 people, has the top high school team in the Province and has produced two of Canada's top pro players who both went on to pro careers in Europe.
  14. This is literally only true in BC and nowhere else in the Country. Almost everywhere else, Rugby Union is a working class sport, sure you get the odd doctor that plays, etc but there is no class system. At my old club, which was a pretty big club by Canadian standards, we had three men's sides, an old boys side, three women's sides and both boys and girls sides from U18 all the way down to minis. Everyone from tradesmen, police officers, corrections officers, bartenders, doormen, doctors, etc played. It was certainly not a bunch of rich people.
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