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New York Rugby v San Diego
MK Al (IP Logged)
10 June, 2019 20:39
There are brief highlights on You Tube of yesterday's US semi final between New York and San Diego including a great kick through and catch by Ben Foden leading to a try. Unfortunately, they lost in the last minute so the final is between San Diego and Seattle - with Samu Manoa. Seattle's semi-final is also on You Tube.

Interestingly, the crowds at both games look reasonable.

 
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Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Jon in Wherever (IP Logged)
11 June, 2019 05:46
About 3,500 at the Seattle match. Supposedly the first time this season it wasn't a sell out. I'll post some highlights tomorrow from the Toronto YouTube page.

I was at that match, working as the sin bin manager, and the atmosphere was surprisingly good. The usual artificial winding up by the stadium announcer ("lineout to Toronto, so LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE!!!"), but a lot of impromptu chants (one person hollers "Sea", the crowd respond "WOLVES!" is their signature). They haven't caught on to Seven Nation Army/Samu Manoa yet...

Talking of which, Samu is in quite good form. He and his second row partner were putting in big hits around the park, including several that left the Toronto flyhalf trying to reinflate lungs. I caught up with him and one of his sons after the match. Amusingly, his son was wearing one of the pale blue Saints shirts from a few seasons back, rather than a Seawolves replica. Big hugs after the match, and we agreed that the Space Needle wasn't a replacement for the Lighthouse...

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
11 June, 2019 08:48
it will never catch on in America, we need to focus on Northants support blah blah blah

 
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Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Le marseillais (IP Logged)
11 June, 2019 16:16
New York is the club where Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon) will play next year, after the world cup.
( so very early for the french...)



ASM Clermont Auvergne supporter

 
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Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Jon in Wherever (IP Logged)
11 June, 2019 19:54
As promised, here's the link to the highlights from the Seawolves vs Arrows.

[www.youtube.com]

Shorter highlights from the Legion vs RUNY match

[www.youtube.com]

For anyone interested, search USMLR or YouTube, and they have full match replays on there.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/2019 20:04 by Jon in Wherever.

 
Scooby Saint COYS
Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Scooby Saint COYS (IP Logged)
12 June, 2019 22:37
Thanks Jon- really interesting to hear a first hand impression of how things are going over there.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: New York Rugby v San Diego
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
12 June, 2019 22:49
+1


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