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Jake Frechette lives outside of Philly, where he is engrossed enough in rugby that he sometimes forgets that when he talks about the Eagles, most people assume he means the NFL flock. He once played both tight head and inside center in the same game, which shows that he is strong, handsome and has nice hair. One of the things he finds most enjoyable in the rugby world is that Andrew Hore is a Hooker and he can't wait until his sons are old enough to giggle at that one with him.

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Pro Rugby San Diego Swipes Stuns Ohio, Hubert Buydens On Camera with Ronan Nelson

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NOTE: The Hubert Buydens/Ronan Nelson interview is at the bottom of the recap. PHILADELPHIA, PA – San Diego saved the sharp dagger for the dying moments against Ohio.  Charlie Purdon scored a try in the 81st minute to give San Diego the lead, and Kurt Morath converted to make it a 24-20 final. The momentum for the […]

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PRO Week 5 Preview: San Francisco Will Not Lose!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – This is the last weekend of the PRO Rugby season in which teams play each other for the first time.  San Francisco has the bye this week, so they will have to wait until hosting Ohio in Week 7 before they get another chance for their first win. This weekend also features only […]

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PRO Rugby Stats Weeks 1-4: Signs of Improvement?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – We now have 8 matches of data to look at for the new PRO Rugby competition. There is still a lot of rugby to play, but here is where things stand now.  For a look at the trial run of a new stat, check this out. Denver did not play in Week 4, so […]

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Pro Rugby Recap: Ohio Squeezes Sacramento Out of Match in Second Half

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ohio played another strong match and defeated Sacramento 31-11. The second half was a sloppy affair, but the first half of Sacramento v Ohio was the most intense 40 minutes PRO Rugby has seen thus far.  The Denver v Ohio match went into extra time and was gripping, but did not feature […]

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Week 4 PRO Rugby Preview: Ngwenya Arrives!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – @ProRugbyUSA matches 7 and 8 both kick off on Sunday.  It is Denver’s turn on the bye rotation, so they’ll be undefeated for at least one more week.  Only one of the weekend’s  matches will be streamed/televised.  Those following the action of the San Francisco vs San Diego match will need to […]

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A Few Telling Details in PRO Rugby Stats

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ahead of PRO Rugby’s Week 4, here is a look at some stats from Weeks 1-3.  There is still a lot of rugby to play, but here is where things stand now.  For a look at the trial run of a new stat, check this out. Scrolling through these tables, Denver looks good. […]

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