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Fifth Weekend of the 2019 USA Rugby League Season — RWU Recap

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TAMPA, FL – On Saturday, 22 June, the Atlanta Rhinos (1-2-0) trampled the Tampa Mayhem (1-3-0) 64 to 28. Also, the Southwest Florida Copperheads (SWFL, 2-1-0) rolled over the Lakeland Renegades (1-3-0) 30 to 12. So, these two match-ups marked the fifth weekend of the 2019 USA Rugby League (USARL) Southern Division (SD) regular season […]

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Australian Buildcorp National Rugby Championship Rewind & Predictions

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WOLLOGONG, AUSTRALIA – Three rounds of captivating action are in the books in the newly-created Australian Buildcorp National Rugby Championship. Here is a whip-around Round 3 Recap and Round 4 Preview. Brookvale Oval, Sydney – The round kicked off with the with an all NSW clash with the North Harbour Rays hosting the undefeated NSW […]

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Super Rugby Preview: Australia Conference

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WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA: Super Rugby has officially kicked off and the only conference RWU has not previewed is the  one for the Land of Oz.  This conference is often viewed as the weakest of the 3 conferences. This year that is only partly correct. The fourth and fifth seeds will be a joke but the there will […]

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Two Refs for Rugby: Yay or Nay?

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After being lost in the outback, Australia’s Working Class Rugger is back!  WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA: This headline query – Two Refs for Rugby: Yay or Nay? – isn’t exactly as new as the new year… In fact it surfaced last November via a South African rugby magazine, but following it up nonetheless provides an interesting proposition […]

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The Fine Line Between All Blacks & The Rest: Mind Over Matter

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WOLLOGONG, AUSTRALIA – A fortnight or so ago I wrote an article relating to the difference between the best team(s) in the world and the chasing pack constantly clamoring for their chance to knock them off their mantle. While the obvious answers are skills and application and depth and the degree of competition for position, […]

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Lazarus Rising – The Australian Rugby Championship Lives

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WOLLOGONG, AUSTRALIA – In earlier pieces, we discussed the need of having strong national competitive structures, along the lines of the ITM Cup in New Zealand and the Currie Cup in South Africa. We kept to the theme of the state of the game not being that different in Australia and the USA. We drew […]

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