Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
by Ted Hardy
The recent unveiling of the American Pro Rugby Competition excited fans across the globe and raised discussions and debates far and wide. With the competition planned to be a cross border venture with both American and Canadian sides, there is a lot at stake for North American rugby coaches, players and especially fans.
Is this the “one” we have been waiting for or just like the others that have teased us and passed? Will the APRC be able to get ten franchises in place by October? What are the overseas player restrictions? Is the APRC the real name of the league or just a placeholder?
There are so many questions that need asked. Probably enough to fill an entire book.
Fortunately, APRC founder Jason Moore has agreed to an interview with Rugby America which will take place after the holidays. Over the years, I have done many interviews, but never once opened the floor up to fans of Rugby America.
Not this time. I know how everyone feels about the APRC. I feel the same way. We want this to happen… big time. I also want to let the voice of the fans be heard. After all, when it comes down to it, fans will be the ultimate decider as to whether this (or any) competition survives for the long haul.
If you have a question that you want me to ask Mr. Moore, please log them in the comment section below. While I would love nothing more than to sit down and pick Moore’s brain on every detail and ask every single question that the fans want, that wouldn’t be fair to him. So, I will pick 5-10 of the very best fan questions to present to Moore in our upcoming interview to go along with a handful of my own.
There you have it. Fire away my friends.