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Old 02-25-2016, 10:23 AM   #101
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Super Rugby on TSN!!!!

http://www.tsn.ca/rugby-on-tsn-and-tsn-go-1.433673

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/02...urces-say-tsn/

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ís coming down to the wire, but it looks like Canadian rugby fans will be able to watch Super Rugby again this season.

It appears TSN is set to acquire Canadian TV rights. As the agreement has yet to be officially announced, itís not yet clear if the games would be available over regular cable channels or only via the TSN GO online streaming service.

Either way, this will please the multitude of fans who have been writing in with worry.

The 2016 season kicks off Thursday evening, Pacific Time.

UPDATE (1:37 p.m. Wednesday): TSN has now updated their site with a preliminary schedule. All games will be available streamed through TSN GO, available on phones, tablets and the website. Games in other sports are generally archived for later viewing. Subscribers to TSN via cable or satellite also have access to the streaming package Ė you just need your service provider account login information.

This is such good news. I hope they archive the games, as some of the times suck.


Super Rugby is, IMO, the top club conpetition in the world. It isn't even close.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:49 AM   #102
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I just keep an eye on this site:

http://www.rugby.com.au/wallabies/Ti...chTickets.aspx

Not on sale yet obviously and I'm not sure how easy it is for non-Australian residents to get tickets.

My personal experience in Brisbane is that you will have no problem getting tickets. Last year for example the Springboks game only had 37,000 at a 50,000 seat stadium. No idea about Perth though.
Maybe some Aussies on here can nab him some tickets?

Also the more Rugby on TV the better, I know the times suck but thats why God invented the PVR.
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:29 PM   #103
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Also the more Rugby on TV the better, I know the times suck but thats why God invented the PVR.
My understanding is that it is only available via their App.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #104
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I loathe TSNGO. I was excited because I thought for a second it would be on one of their five channels in the middle of the night when they're otherwise showing....well what do they show at those times? Anyway, I love Super Rugby, but odds are I won't watch if that is the only way.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:06 PM   #105
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I loathe TSNGO. I was excited because I thought for a second it would be on one of their five channels in the middle of the night when they're otherwise showing....well what do they show at those times? Anyway, I love Super Rugby, but odds are I won't watch if that is the only way.
Agreed, I thought that during the World Cup they kept the games accessible for a week, until the next games.

I will hit up some of the 8 am games, but not the middle of the night games.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:38 PM   #106
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Isn't it the login where I have to have my account number and all that junk in order to get to see the games though? I didn't even get past that step for whatever I found there that I kind of wanted to watch once.

I just don't understand why they have five channels, which will all show Sportscenter all night long, and they can't broadcast the game instead. And they wonder why people cut the cord...
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:57 AM   #107
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I'm hoping that TSN will eventually get some of these onto the main channels for PVR purposes, or at minimum, archive the games on TSN Go. As already mentioned, this is the exact type of broadcast that TSN should be putting on one of their five feeds. Let the other four show SportsCentre!

It does sound like the confirmation of broadcast rights came very late, so I am hoping that TSN has just thrown them up onto TSN Go for now, and will try and work them into the schedule once they get things sorted out.
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I just watched the France v Wales game.

Yuck is the only word I can think of to describe the game.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:10 PM   #109
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David Pocock is being featured on this week's Australian Story on the Aussie ABC. It covers his life including fleeing Zimbabwe, dealing with anxiety and an eating disorder, and his current activism which resulted in an arrest for chaining himself to a tree. He is such an amazing rugby player and an even better person.

If you have geo blocking skills you can watch this online on the ABC iView. If not here is the transcript for part 1:

http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2015/s4384756.htm




Is this it?
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Is this it?
Yep, that's the one. I think part 2 airs in a few days.

Speaking of Mr. Pocock, he scored a try in the Brumbies 52-10 win over the Hurricanes.
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England v. Ireland was a great game today. This sets up an England v. Wales at Twickenham match in a couple of weeks which is going to be extremely interesting. Firstly, it could determine the 6 nations winner. Second, after the Wales upset at Twickenham in the RWC it was already going to be a good one!
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So the US lost to Brazil.

While these are two lowly ranked nations it is great for Brazil and the sport.

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Yep, that's the one. I think part 2 airs in a few days.

Speaking of Mr. Pocock, he scored a try in the Brumbies 52-10 win over the Hurricanes.
Part 2 buddy

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International rugby coming to Calgary.



also more games

http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/ne...D=0&page=94021

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Canada vs. Japan — June 11th
BC Place, 6pm ET/3pm PT

Canada vs. Russia — June 18th
Calgary Rugby Park, 5pm ET/2pm PT

Canada vs. Italy — June 26th
BMO Field, 12pm ET/9am PT
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Anyone watching the USA Sevens? Quade Cooper made his debut for Australia and led them to a 3-0 opening round. Their real test comes against the Boks in the Semis though.

Also, my thoughts on the weekend that was in Super Rugby:
-The Lions are now 2-0 after beating the Chefs in Hamilton. I need to revise that Ghostbuster quote: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, the Lions winning rugby matches..
-The Brumbies are good and I mean really good. Definitely the early title favourites.
-The Reds are bad and I mean really really really bad. You normally wouldn't call for the coach to be fired after only 2 games but it is time to fire the coach.

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Old 03-06-2016, 03:42 PM   #116
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Wow, the Aussie Thunderbolts vs the SA Blitzboks was the most ridiculous Sevens match I have ever seen!

The Aussies took a 2nd half 7-5 lead after a penalty try and looked to have the game in control until a series of high tackles puts Cooper in the sin bin and the Boks soon make it 12-7 with under a minute to go. They then stole the kick off and had control of the ball until a bad pass literally went out of bounds with 2 seconds left. Australia got the ball back with no time left down one man but then drive down the field and score on another penalty try to win! Ridiculous.

So the final will be Fiji vs Australia. Canada plays Samoa for the Shield in about 30 minutes.
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Who thinks Canada will be qualifying for the Oly's in the last chance tourney? Not likely based on the games I've watched this season.
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Who thinks Canada will be qualifying for the Oly's in the last chance tourney? Not likely based on the games I've watched this season.
Short answer: No chance

Long answer: Maybe. The Canadians are competitive but wildly inconsistent so anything can happen in the last chance tournament.
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I called it, the Reds have just fired their coach after two horrible games.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/rugb...07-gnciuk.html

This is going to be a long year for the Queenslanders. I really hope they don't go 0-15!
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Who thinks Canada will be qualifying for the Oly's in the last chance tourney? Not likely based on the games I've watched this season.
Women are in and it wouldn't surprise me if they won a medal.

Men, nope
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