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Old 01-15-2016, 12:15 PM   #45
undercoverbrother
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http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/01...-rugby-canada/

Slava, there is a paragraph that might interest you, and is along the lines of what I was saying:

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The poor run of results from the last two years was something he couldn’t hide from. This is a results-based business, he admitted. While the strides his players made in the skill department was pleasing, the fact his team couldn’t find wins burned him.

It was down to one big thing, he said: a lack of full-timers. The only place in Canada for his best players to earn some kind of living was sevens. Asking those players to jump back and forth between two very different styles of rugby just wasn’t sustainable in the long run. Just as specialized sevens players are being developed, Canada needs specialized fifteens players if the men’s team is to return to the heights so many Canadian rugby people hold in their collective aspirations.
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