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Matt McCarthy comes to RugbyWrapUp.com from their partner in the USA, MeetTheMatts.com. RWU and MTM feature a stable of diverse contributors, with coverage that is both serious and with a wink. Find him on twitter: @Matt_McCarthy00

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Premiership Rugby Statement re PCR COVID-19 Screening Program

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Premiership Rugby can today confirm that on Monday 6 July, 804 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR COVID-19 screening program. Of these, ten people have tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four non-playing staff Players or club staff who have tested positive and their […]

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Springboks Helping: Who Took Siya Kolisi’s Jersey, Faf De Klerk’s Pants & Rassie Erasmus’ Shirt?

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Press Release CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby’s (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) director of rugby, thanked South Africans for answering the Springboks’ call to help raise funds to help with hunger alleviation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as the names of the 44 winners were announced on a live Facebook broadcast […]

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Community Corner: Real-Life, Front-Line, Rugby Super Hero. NYPD’s Tray Belk

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NEW YORK, NY – The people that you get to meet in the rugby world are mostly all great – off the pitch, at least. And then there are those that you instantly want to hug and/or applaud. Detective Deltray “Tray” Belk is one of those people and that’s why he’s the focus of this […]

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Rugby TV & Pod: Schalk Brits Stymies as Mystery Guest, Roos v All Blacks, MLR News, Barrett in Japan, Springboks Impact

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NEW YORK, NY – This one will go down as one of our favorites. A HUGE STAR as our Mystery Guest has Steve Lewis, Dan Power and Bryan Ray scrambling, scratching and faffing about. Yet, can they finally figure out who this storied rugby legend is?! Topics addressed: –Beauden John Barrett to Japan –Kangaroos v […]

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Professional Game Board Statement re Return to Play Stage 2 & Premiership Response

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “I can confirm that the Professional Game Board which incorporates representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Championship Clubs has given provisional authorisation for Premiership Rugby clubs to move to Stage 2: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance, […]

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Northampton Saints Club Statement: Salary Reductions

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FRANKLINS GARDENS – Northampton Saints has today announced the Club has reached an agreement with its employees – including the playing squad, coaching and commercial staff – to take a 12-month salary reduction. The reduction follows positive and constructive discussions where there has been a clear appreciation from all staff of the severe financial impact […]

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