Mark Button 0

Change Your Mind Rugby Canada

32 people have signed this petition. Add your name now!
Mark Button 0 Comments
32 people have signed. Add your voice!
Maxine K. signed just now
Adam B. signed just now

Rugby Canada recently decided not to allow PRO Rugby to operate in Canada. They changed their mind on an exclusivity agreement at the last minute and the result has been that there will be no professional Rugby in Canada, for who knows how long. Rugby Canada was recently involved in a pay dispute with it's Sevens players, and now they've killed the chance for Canada to have 70 players playing full time in two teams, with decent pay. What's more is they offer no elite training facilities beyond Vancouver Island, PRO Rugby was going to base a team in Toronto, providing a pathway for players outside of BC.

As fans we have watched the steady slide of Canadian Rugby for a decade now. We haven't beaten the US in three years, we loose to the likes of Romanian and Georgia, Japan doesn't even bother to send it's full team anymore. And now Rugby Canada has turned down the best opportunity for Canada to develop it's player pool and start catching up. We are demanding Rugby Canada reverse it's decision and allow PRO Rugby to operate in Canada for the 2017 season.

Share for Success