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The Straight Feed – Fixing the Fixers

It’s now July 4. Independence Day for those who hail from South of the 49th. Or holed up at the Alaskan Mountain Grounds. The Eagles have now been celebrating for the best part of three days straight. Not only did they steal Canada’s spot in the World Cup, they also ...

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The Straight Feed – Woe Canada

Now that the euphoria of the Vancouver 7s has faded it’s time to get back to serious business. To steal a phrase from Chris LeFevre’s open letter, Canadian rugby is ‘heading into the abyss’ and it’s time to start clawing our way out. Conveniently Rugby Canada’s Annual General Meeting is this ...

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The Straight Feed – Women, Dubai, and the ARC

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It was not a great weekend for Canadian rugby. Losses were taken on all fronts – the men’s and women’s 7s, and the women’s Maple Leafs XVs. The scorelines only tell part of the story, it’s the performances themselves that we need to talk about. GREEN MAPLE LEAFS The Maple ...

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The Straight Feed – Americas Rugby Cup

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So the secret is out. The Americas 6 Nations competition is a go. It will run concurrently with the original tournament that inspired it in February and March, and will add Brazil and Chile into the mix with the established quartet of Argentina, Canada, Uruguay, and the USA. Of those, ...

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The Straight Feed – Field of Dreams

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What a week it’s been for Rugby Canada. Ups and downs, twists and turns it’s been nothing short of chaotic. The World Cup squad named on Monday, a CEO leaving announced earlier that day, a trip across the country to Halifax, and a new field required two days before the ...

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The Straight Feed – Last Chance Saloon

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It’s a cliché and a well-worn one at that but this is really it. Canada will announce their final World Cup team on Sunday – to the players at least, hopefully to the public as well – meaning tomorrow’s game has added significance. For those on the edge, this is ...

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The Straight Feed – PNC Thoughts

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With the Pacific Nations Cup now behind us, it’s time to turn our full attention to the World Cup, but not before we have a little debrief on the tournament. After endless changes to the format over recent years we finally got something closer a full-on version again, but as ...

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The Straight Feed – 50 Days Out

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We are now 50 days out from the World Cup. Ok, technically yesterday was 50 days out, but Canada plays on the second day of the tournament. We’re getting close. Very close. The Pacific Nations Cup is all but over, and the team for England is due to be named ...

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The Straight Feed – Full Speed Ahead

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Seems like yesterday we were wondering who might make the Pacific Nations Cup squads. Today is round two of the competition and in 10 days the tournament will be done. Two weeks after that the final preparation for World Cup warm-up matches will be in full swing, and then next ...

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The Straight Feed – Canada’s PNC Selections

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Canada released their Pacific Nations Cup training roster late this week without much fanfare. That in itself is no real surprise, it’s been their modus operandi for years, certainly throughout Kieran Crowley’s tenure. It did seem a little odd, however, that it was delayed for so long following the CRC, ...

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