Author Archive for Junoir Blaber

Born in Osu, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Junoir Blaber is a rare commodity; while most Ghanians eat, sleep and dream Soccer (football), Junoir is all about Rugby. A self-proclaimed Rugbyologist, he has been involved in Rugby as a ref, coach, administrator and player since Columbus discovered Ohio. His useful/trivial rugby knowledge qualify Blaber as RWU's Senior Correspondent & known in rugby circles as The Rugby Rain Man. He can also be found moonlighting for our American partners at MeetTheMatts.com.

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#Canada7s Preview, Predictions by the Rugby Rain Man

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VANCOUVER, CAN – Welcome to Van City! Canada’s second largest city and one of the shining jewels of North America, is the 6th stop of the HSBC 7s World Series. Usually, when World Rugby talks about a stop on the circuit getting close to being a sellout, the cynic in me comes out. But apparently, there […]

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RWU Rugby Africa Watch: Rugby Africa Bronze Cup in Ghana

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RWU HEADQUARTERS – As part of RWU’s mission to cover rugby globally, we are now working with APO media to cover news in African Rugby. The amount needed to host the Bronze Cup in Ghana, an honour that was bestowed on Ghana for the second year in a row, runs into tens of thousands of dollars. […]

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#Vegas7s Lookback: Sensational Perry Baker and USA @Eagles7s

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LAS VEGAS, USA – The desert sun has risen and set a few times since the wild Vegas 7s wrapped up. History was made, as the home team @Eagles7s went undefeated showing heart, resiliency, depth and ruthlessness to walk away winners. For the rest of the world, it was a tournament where the second tier made […]

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#LasVegas7s Preview, Predictions by the Rugby Rain Man. Perry Baker Interview

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LAS VEGAS, USA – The entity then known as USA Sevens LLC was thought to be insane when they bid to host a leg of the HSBC 7s World Series years back in 2003. The IRB, now known as World Rugby, shocked people when it awarded the USA a leg for the 2004 Series. It started […]

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Men’s #Hamilton7s Recap: Flying Fijians Champions, USA @Eagles7s Win Challenge Trophy

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HAMILTON, NZ – The dust has cleared and the fourth leg of the 2017/2018 Mens Sevens World Series is officially in the books. The @Eagles7s showed a lot of heart and grit to walk away with some hardware from the leg by finishing ninth and winning the Challenge Trophy. For the rest of the world, Fiji bounced […]

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#Hamilton7s: USA @Eagles7s and Tournament Preview in Sleepy Town

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HAMILTON, NZ – Welcome to the Tron!! Aka Hamilton, New Zealand. There used to be an old joke of there being no fun things to do in Hamilton. Well that can be put to bed for one weekend, at least, as the HSBC 7s World Series has come to town. The tournament was in Wellington for […]

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