GRR: North American Pro Rugby
In RuggaMatrix Show number 173, Alex, Bruce, and Pat discuss what happened with PRO Rugby.
With Pat's article on Rugby Today outlining financial issues related to the league, the guys look at whether everyone should have seen the problems coming, and whether there's only one direction to point the finger.
Guess what, there's some disagreement.
The ongoing discussions between USA Rugby and PRO Rugby USA is about PRO wanting to extend the league's sanctioning agreement past the current three-year deal.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The newly-formed United States Rugby Players Associations (USRPA) has announced that it will extend membership to the PRO Rugby players, effective immediately.
In a December 22 announcement, the USRPA said it "pledges its support to help PRO Rugby players through this critical period."
PRO Rugby chief evecutive Doug Schoninger issued a statement to players today, Dec 20 that casts serious doubt on whether the one-season-old league can survive a second year.
The email said this: