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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 Press Release World Rugby Announces New Opening Round for 2018-19 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series

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• USA Rugby to host opening leg of HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, 20-21 October 2018 • HSBC USA Women’s Sevens tournament will be held at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado • HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series increases to six rounds beginning next season DUBLIN, IRE – World Rugby today announced USA Rugby […]

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USA Rugby Press Release: Men’s Junior All-Americans Set for World Rugby Trophy Qualifier

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USA Rugby Press Release: Houston, TX —The Men’s Junior All-Americans will face Canada’s U20s at Texas A&M’s Penberthy Playing Field on June 12th and Rice University’s Rugby Field on June 16th in their two match World Rugby Trophy Qualification Series. Taking place at 7 PM and 3:30 PM, respectively, admission to both matches will be […]

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Champions Cup Semis Preview: Bilbao Awaits Potential All-Pro14 European Decider

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Cover photo by Getty Images DUBLIN, IRL — This weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals are bound to be explosive. Scarlets, making their first attempt at a European semi-final in many years, have been fantastic to watch and want to prove their readiness for the big stage. Racing 92, finalists only three years ago, covet […]

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MLR’s San Diego Legion Holds Combine. Ronan Nelson Reports

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SAN DIEGO, CA — With Major League Rugby (MLR) set to make its debut in late April, the San Diego Legion, the new league’s sole California franchise (for now), held a two-day combine near the Legion’s training facilities in Carlsbad, CA. It was a low-key opening to the team’s beginnings, with a turnout of around […]

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Knockout Spots on the Line in Champions Cup Fifth Round

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Dublin, IRL — With the holiday season officially over we turn our attention away from domestic derbies back to the European stage as the contentious final rounds of Champions Cup loom over the next two weekends. For many clubs this weekend’s Round 5 matches are do-or-die scenarios, their last shot at attaining a spot in […]

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Champions Cup Round 3 Preview: You Won’t Want to Miss This

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LOS ANGELES, CA — The European Rugby Champions Cup has had its fair share of incredible pool stage rounds – let’s call them power rounds – over it’s illustrious history. Even so, these next two weekends are bound to be unlike anything recently seen in the European championship. Every match has consequences and every team […]

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