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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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USA Rugby Junior All-Americans $$$ Issues, Magleby Clarification, Performance vs U20 Canada


EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Junior All-America’s win on Saturday against Canada U20s, 27-25, was not enough to erase the massive point differential accumulated in their 12-46 defeat in game one. A combined aggregate victory of 71-39 by Canada pushes them through to the World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament. BUDGET ISSUES: Before we get to the recap […]

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Cal Dominates CRCs for Fifth Consecutive Year

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – This year’s Collegiate Rugby Championship saw a number of new teams that led to a more competitive and exciting two days than ever before. The split between the USA Rugby College Sevens National Championship and the CRCs had left some of the best teams unable to play each other. However, the addition of […]

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Americas Rugby Championship Round 5 Recap


HANOVER, NH – It was a weekend of upsets as Brazil came from behind to defeat a struggling Canadian side and the USA tied Argentina XV, but won the second edition of the ARC (Americas Rugby Championship) off of points. The final table has Uruguay in 3rd after its convincing defeat of Chile. Brazil manages to finish […]

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Americas Rugby Championship Round 4 Recap


HANOVER, NH – This weekend saw the same winners from round three continue their success into round four. Argentina XV and the USA steamrolled over their competition in the second half while Uruguay upset their higher ranked Canada. Next week’s match-up of the undefeated Argentina XV and the USA will determine the champion for this year’s […]

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Americas Rugby Championship Round 4 Preview


Hanover, NH – Things are starting to shape up after the third week of the Americas Rugby Championship. Argentina XV currently finds itself sharing the top spot with the USA. The rest of the standings are what we would expect except that Brazil has managed to avoid the last place spot after its upset win […]

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First Round ARC Preview: Eagles Shake Up Starting XV


HANOVER, NH – While the European 6 Nations Tournament starts this weekend, don’t forget that Americas Rugby Championship commences as well. Brazil (36), Canada (18), Chile (29), America (17), Uruguay (21), and the Argentina XV (N/A) will face off starting February 4th and commencing March 4. It’s worth noting that Argentina is sending its national “B team” made up of domestic players not […]

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