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Over to you, Mister Warren Gatland; Lions Squad Selection Preview

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CARDIFF, WALES – Lions fans the world over are waiting with baited breath ahead of next Wednesday’s tour squad announcement. Debating who should be in the squad, starting XV and who should captain the tour has been a favourite pastime of rugby fans in clubhouses and pubs across the globe over the past few months. […]

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My B&I Lions Starting XV Selection

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Northern hemisphere rugby needs a momentum-shifting victory more than ever, and it really can’t come soon enough. If the Rugby Championship-themed World Cup semifinals were wake up calls to the northern hemisphere’s rugby powers, England were the only ones who answered the call, humbling Michael Chekka’s Australia over the summer.   But, there’s hope…The 2017 […]

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Champions Cup Picks Review and Notes

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LOS ANGLES, CA – The rugby world should be standing proud this week after the events of last Friday’s horrific attacks in France. Seeing the scale of the atrocities at hand, every fixture in theEuropean Rugby Champions Cup was preceded by a poignant minute of silence, a remembrance of the victims and all those affected […]

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England vs. All Blacks Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND/AUCKLAND, NZ – With all due respect to our American hosts, the All Black’s northern hemisphere of 2014 faces it’s real test this weekend at Twickenham against England. Due the magnitude of this match, Rugby Wrap Up will again curl up both fists and hit you with double coverage from both nations: European expert Nicholas Hall will […]

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Aviva Premiership Round 20 Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Two of the hottest teams in European rugby will run out on the pitch Friday for a massive encounter that will define their season. The stakes don’t get much higher for Leicester and Harlequins, each of whom is undefeated since the end of the Six Nations. Elsewhere in the league, Northampton are fighting […]

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Aviva Premiership Talking Points

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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – The fifteenth round of Aviva Premiership action saw a few surprises; one team emphasized their unlikely playoff credentials, while others fatally faltered in the absence of star players. Three teams will be vying for one final playoff berth, but with seven rounds to go there’s plenty of action yet to come, as […]

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