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Irish-American Ronan Nelson is from California, is a new UCLA Bruin and is a rugby lifer. Plus he's got two passports. But that's just scratching the surface. He's got more courage and resolve in his thumbnail than most of us combined. Le Wolf of Wheelchairs is a man amongst men. Check him out in this video: https://www.facebook.com/PrayForRonanNelson/videos/vb.377373885627475/995548307143360/?type=2&theater and follow him on Twitter: @ronan_nelson

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USA Rugby vs Rugby Canada: Eagles Off To Great North Seeking World Cup Berth

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HAMILTON, ON — The Canadian port city of Hamilton, Ontario will be taken over by Canadian and American Rugby fans this Saturday as the USA Eagles travel to take on Canada in the first leg of the Americas Rugby World Cup Qualifying Series. Dubbed “one of rugby’s fiercest rivalries” by World Rugby, this rendition of […]

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Eagles Look to Improve Against Visiting Georgians

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KENNESAW, GA — The test against Rugby Europe’s reigning champion, Georgian Rugby, is the USA Eagles’ opportunity to put in a positive showing before June 24’s World Cup qualifying series opener against Canada. This is the USA’s “learn from your mistakes” moment. My belief in Eagles’ potential remains steadfast, but the outcome of the match rests […]

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USA Eagles vs. Ireland: What Can Be Fixed

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HARRISON, NEW JERSEY — Before Ireland waltzed passed the United States in Saturday’s test match at Red Bull Arena I wrote that the Eagles had a great opportunity to beat a Tier 1 side. The on-paper potential of the players head coach John Mitchell had selected in his starting 23-man roster had me believing, or […]

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Eagles Capable of Historic Victory Against Ireland

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The Eagles, winners of this year’s America’s Rugby Championship (ARC), are at the threshold of great opportunity, seemingly poised to leap into the next era of USA Rugby. Head coach John Mitchell has led the team to consistent improvement under his tenure and has provided much welcomed hope to the international-stage viability of the Eagles. But his resume with the USA still lacks a top-class defining moment.

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Saracens Join European Elite in #ChampionsCup Final

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Dublin, Ireland — I’d like to give a huge shoutout to the rugby gods because THAT was the #ChampionsCup final we were all hoping for. The on-field product displayed in Saturday’s European Rugby #ChampionsCup Final by eventual champions, Saracens, and reigning finalists, Clermont Auvergne, was enthralling. There were big hits, beautiful offloads, stunning tries, and records […]

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Champions Cup Preview: Edinburgh Final Awaits Saracens vs Clermont

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DUBLIN, IRELAND — After two high-profile, high-intensity semi-finals it’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the European Rugby #ChampionsCup Final.Yes, tomorrow’s final in Edinburgh between reigning champions, Saracens, and perennial almosts, Clermont Auvergne, is shaping up to be an absolute cracker, but the buzz that should surround Europe’s grand finale doesn’t seem to be there. […]

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