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Brian Burke joining Rugby Canada

Updated: August 20, 2013, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario -- Brian Burke is joining Rugby Canada's board of directors.

Burke, fired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in January, is currently a part-time scout with the Anaheim Ducks, but he has roots in rugby.

Burke played for Harvard Business School Rugby Football Club while he worked on his law degree.

"I'm really excited," Burke said Tuesday. "I think it's a great sport and I think the future of rugby in Canada is really bright."

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