Ronan Nelson

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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STUDIO SHOW: Major League Rugby NY Rep re CBS, MLR NY Future & Silicon 7s Report Card

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Before we get to our stuff, here’s a peek at the VERY COOL and WELL-DESERVED Hall of Fame weekend featuring our pal, Phaidra Knight. The five inductees arrive for their induction ceremony at the #WorldRugbyHOF in Rugby, England. Congratulations to: @phaidraknight Fabien Pelous Felipe Contepomi Rob Andrew Al Charron pic.twitter.com/E7EcRVqjdu — World Rugby (@WorldRugby) November […]

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STUDIO SHOW: Champions Cup, Top14 Pillage, Zebo, Rugby in USA. Mark Griffin, James Harrington, Ronan Nelson

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NEW YORK, NY – Part III of Show 20’s weekly Fantasy Sports Network show features our Eclectic Panel weighing in after hearing Irish Rugby Legend George Hook’s segment about Simon Zebo and Rugby Mothers putting Rugby in peril. James Harrington of RugbyPass.com & EspnScrum.com joins our Ronan Nelson, Irishman-In-The-Pub Nick Murray, former USA Rugby Eagle […]

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