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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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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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Expert Panel Champions Cup Picks, News, Chris Wyles

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DUBLIN, IRELAND (via Los Angeles) — After a breakout week of the 2017-18 European Rugby Champions Cup, action returns this weekend for Round 2 matches across the continent. Will La Rochelle continue shocking the pundits after winning their first ever Champions Cup match, or will they be tamed by the Ulstermen? Can the Glasgow Warriors […]

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Guinness Pro14 Inaugural Season Preview

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DUBLIN (VIA SAN DIEGO) — South Africa, the final frontier. These are the voyages… Tomorrow the Guinness Pro14 makes its competitive debut in the world of dual-hemispheric rugby competitions. The inaugural match between Ulster and the Toyota Cheetahs in Belfast marks the start of a high stakes game for the Pro14 as it flies south […]

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