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2018 Hong Kong 7s Recap: Fabulous Fiji; Eagles claim 6th; Japan Promoted

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HONG KONG, CHINA – The 2017/2018 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series is creating a very unique horse race. This edition of the series sees two separate ongoing horse races occurring.  South Africa and Fiji are in a very tight battle for the title while the battle for 4th place has four teams separated by seven points going at […]

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2018 Hong Kong 7s: @Eagles7s Analysis, Tournament Picks

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HONG KONG, CHINA – Welcome to the Granddaddy of them all for the World Rugby HSBC 7s. By now, we all know that the great game of 7s was born in my great-grandfather’s homeland of Scotland, however Hong Kong is the birthplace of the 7s series. Long before the 7s series became a circuit, this was the […]

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USA Rugby @Eagles7s Starters Announced For 2018 Hong Kong 7s

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Stephen Tomasin and Maka Unufe confirmed to start, Malon Al-Jiboori serves as 13th man HONG KONG – With two days until the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens tournament begins, Men’s Sevens’ Head Coach Mike Friday announces his confirmed starters for the seventh stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Series. From an extended traveling roster to compensate […]

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Rugby World Cup: What Now for USA?

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NEW YORK, NY – What lies ahead for the #bluenation2015, after a winless Rugby World Cup? It’s an interesting question. We will look at this year’s world cup performance overall. We will then analyze the state of the program, what we can build on for qualifying in 2019 and the search for a new coach. […]

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Rugby World Cup: Midweek Matches Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – How Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu’s Rugby World Cup try-scoring record against USA, what’s so impressive about Romania’s comeback against Canada, and why Georgia are celebrating while for brave Namibia it’s farewell to all Jacques. Four more England 2015 matches get the Rugby Wrap Up treatment. POOL A Fiji Fly High Again […]

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USA Eagles v Quins Analysis

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The USA Eagles’ Rugby World Cup roster is out with no big surprises.  The only player who was part of Sunday’s match against Halrequins to miss out is Matt Trouville.  Heading into the summer, Trouville was on the bubble but seemed ahead of Al McFarland.  As the analysis below helps to indicate, McFarland simply […]

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