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Luke Bienstock hails from Greenwich, CT and now studies and plays rugby at Dartmouth College. While at Greenwich High School, he became a rugby fanatic and developed a passion for cinematography which he now brings to Rugby Wrap Up.

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Americas Rugby Championship Round 1: Weekend of the Underdogs

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HANOVER, NH – It was a weekend of upsets, as the USA recorded its first victory over Argentina XV in the Americas Rugby Championship and Brazil took down Chile. On a separate but related note, while not an ARC match, Uruguay defeated Canada 32-31 to win the World Cup qualification series with an aggregate 70-60 […]

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ARC – Americas Rugby Championship Team Previews, Notes and Brash Predictions

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HANOVER, NH – The Americas Rugby Championship has officially already started, but the bulk of the first round matches will kick off tomorrow. Last week saw Canada host Uruguay for the first game of a two-match series that will determine the Americas 2 spot for the 2019 World Cup in Japan but also doubled as […]

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Dust Settled: NZ Wins Cape Town 7s: USA Off to Rough Start

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CAPE TOWN, SA – New Zealand took the top spot this past weekend to claim the top spot in the series. New Zealand It was a tale of two different days for the @AllBlack7s. On day one, the Kiwis were victorious over Australia and Spain were shut out 0-22 by the USA to claim the […]

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Men’s Sevens Series Season Preview: Top 3 Finish For USA This Season???

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DUBAI, UAE – This season’s HSBC Sevens Series carries plays an important role for the USA this year as it will serve as its preparation for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July and, for some countries, the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. All locations for the series remain the […]

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Rugby Utah Selects Comeback To Win Consecutive National 7s Championships

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BLAINE, MN – Rugby Utah proved again why it is a 7s powerhouse against Denver, a familiar foe, in the final. On day one, Pool A saw Rugby Utah Selects take the top position while national newcomers Bulldog Rugby out of Connecticut led by Stevie Lewis got the second spot. The Washington Athletic Club took care […]

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Rugby Wrap Up Fans of the Month Royal Treatment for USA vs Ireland

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HARRISON, NJ – During the USA vs. Ireland match, Matt McCarthy checked in with the Rugby Wrap Up Fans of the Month. Not only were these fans given free tickets by The Legacy Agency, but they also were featured on camera. We would like to recognize “Wild” Bill Bishop of the Connecticut Grey and Vandals […]

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