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Everest Awaits For Britain and Ireland’s Finest: Michael Halsey on British and Irish Lions

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NEW YORK, NY – “This, is your Everest, boys!” So said legendary British and Irish Lions‘ forward coach Jim Telfer’s immortal words (clip below) prior to the first test of the 1997 South Africa tour remain powerful enough to send a shiver down the spine of any rugby fan.  They serve as a reminder of […]

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Can Ireland follow the Cubs into Sports History?

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CHICAGO, IL – Even in the midst of the Chicago Cubs first World Series Championship in 108 year, a bigger David and Goliath story waits in the shadows. Tomorrow’s match between Ireland and New Zealand at Chicago’s famed Soldier Field pits the world number one New Zealand All Blacks against an Irish team that has […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: Heinken Cup and Amlin Cup Finals, Super Rugby, Tier 3 Rugby And More

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NEW YORK, NY- The impending June internationals means that there is an uptick in international rugby while domestic rugby dwindles down. However with both the Amlin and Heineken cup final, this weekend, there will be clashes of great intensity occurring on the level of internationals.  In Super Rugby it is time to run for the playoffs or be left […]

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Weekend Rugby Recap: Amsterdam 7s, Super Rugby, Pro12, Top 14 and Aviva Playoffs, Tier 3 and more

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NEW YORK, NY-  To grasp the kind of weekend we just had, wrap your mind around this. We are in the second season, aka the playoffs, for the Pro12, Aviva Premeirship and Top14, Europe’s top leagues. Also, there was the start of the final third, aka the business end, of the season for Super Rugby .  This meant […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: Amsterdam 7s, All Blacks in Chicago, Pro12, Top 14 and Aviva Playoffs

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NEW YORK, NY-  When England were the largest colonial empire in the world, the saying was “The sun never sets on English soil.” It was true as wherever in the world it was daytime, England usually had a colony. The same can be said for Rugby Union now, but maybe hold it to weekends as it […]

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