Negotiations halt between Rugby Canada and U.S. pro league

Talks to add Canadian teams to Pro Rugby North America have broken down.The Pro Rugby league, founded by New York financier Doug Schoninger, debuted this year with teams in Denver, Ohio, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. There had been expectations that Canada would soon join the league.Rugby Canada chief executive Allen Vansen said that while there was disagreement over a number of issues, an exclusivity clause that would have prevented Rugby Canada from sanctioning any other professional rugby organization was the primary stumbling block.

“Rugby Canada greatly appreciates the investment Mr. Schoninger and Pro Rugby are making …
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