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Rugby Canada adds Brian Burke to board of directors

Aug 20, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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Brian Burke admits that he’d like to be an NHL GM again, but in the mean time, he’ll wear other hats.

Along with being a scout for the Anaheim Ducks, it turns out that Burke will have a new gig, as Rugby Canda named him to its board of directors on Tuesday.

(Lengthy pause for inevitable truculence jokes.)

Rugby Canada points to his “deep understanding of professional sports in North America,” while Burke notes how he became acquainted with one of the other toughest sports around.

“When I was at Harvard in my first year of my Law Degree I used to walk by the rugby field and I asked around if I could join this exciting game and started shortly after,” Burke said.

“… I played five years in New England and I thought that was good competition until I moved to Vancouver and saw club rugby in BC and how good it was.”

Seems like a sensible match, eh?

  1. 19to77 - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    “So, any of you guys ever heard of pankration? Because I have some ideas.”

  2. hockeyflow33 - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I wonder if Poonerman likes this move?

  3. craigmaitland - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Rugby Canada can expect to get bigger and stronger….. And by that I mean smaller and no backend

  4. badintent - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Wonder if Hazel Mae will now cover Rugby Canada. ? JUST KIDDING BURKE. RELAX. CHILL.

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