Tag: Billy Vunipola

Saracens: Perennial Rugby Underachievers To Dominant Global Force

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NEW YORK, NY – “Too much of sport operates under the tyranny of the result; the core principle at Saracens is that we gather talented people together, treat them unbelievably well and in return they try unbelievable hard. That is it. Everything else – winning or losing matches, winning or losing Cups – are just […]

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British & Irish Lions XV Picks: A Second Take

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DUBLIN, IRL – Back in September I named my preferences for the starting XV for the British and Irish Lions for their tour the New Zealand later this year. I was adamant then, and am adamant now, that this tour will mean more than ever for the status of northern hemisphere rugby. The three test […]

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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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Vunipolas, O’Connor, Pollard, ARC, 6N, ENC, Super Rugby, USA Rugby and World Rugby News

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NEW YORK, NY –  It will be one of the busiest weekend in Rugby history this weekend.  We has the return of  the Six Nations, along with all three top European leagues going on. Add the start of Super Rugby plus the continuing Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) and not to be forgotten is all the […]

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Rugby World Cup: News in Brief – Monday, September 29

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RWU HQ – Options behind the scrum look very thin for Wales, the Youtube tribute to Waisake Naholo, what scares Jacques Burger, something for conspiracy theorists – and other stories from the tournament in England that you may unnaccountably have missed…   Hook finally gets Wales call-up as injuries strike Wales boss Warren Gatland finally […]

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Rugby World Cup Weekend One Recap: Pools A and B

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Remember the date: Saturday, September 19, 2015. That’s when the rugby world briefly slipped off its axis, as – in the English south-coast city of Brighton, this happened: In Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japan had just upset two-time World Champions South Africa 34-32 at the Brighton Community Stadium. […]

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