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RWU’s Rugby World Cup Final Preview

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Well done, fans of afternoon kick-offs: you got your wish. Despite all evidence being against the claim that rugby in the daylight is somehow more exciting, the Rugby World Cup final will kick off at 4pm. Only problem is that’s 4pm London time. Which means the home audiences of the two […]

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Rugby World Cup: Semi-Final Recap and Bronze Final Preview

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NEW YORK, NY – Courtesy of of my new website, Americas Rugby News, a merger of talents between myself and other great writers, we present our recap of the semi-finals and prepare you for the RWC Bronze Medal Match. New Zealand were able to fight off a very determined South Africa team. Australia were relentless […]

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Rugby World Cup: Quarter-Final Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heartbreak, euphoria, humiliation, tension, disbelief and despair – the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals wore all their emotions on their sleeves in a weekend that had tournament organisers breathing more easily than at any time since England’s ignominious and drawn-out departure became apparent with a match of the group stages to play. New […]

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Pool Play Reflections

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Referees who stop a player from taking a penalty quickly are like my dog refusing to pass a bush without peeing on it.  “Everyone needs to know I am here!” One of the things that I have learned during the 40 pool matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup is that the referee’s […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool A and Pool B Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Now we know which teams have reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and it’s a Rugby Championship v Six Nations face off as New Zealand face France, South Africa take on Wales, Argentina play Ireland and Australia are against Scotland. Here’s how the teams from Pools A and B […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool A and Pool B Weekend Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Why England rugby fans are rapidly rediscovering their long-forgotten Celtic heritage after the Rugby World Cup hosts crashed out in embarrassing fashion, how Japan remain in the mix for the quarter-finals following a second impressive win in Pool B, and what ruthless South Africa did against Scotland… it’s all here in your […]

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