Tag: Brian O’Driscoll

State of the Unions: Ireland Rugby

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – For the past six weeks, we’ve been checking in on the state of the Northern Hemisphere’s  rugby unions – a year ahead of the World Cup. To see the previous reviews click the following:  Italy, Scotland, France, Wales, and England. This week concludes the series, with Six Nations champions Ireland bringing us home. Domestic Game Almost every article discussing Irish rugby in the […]

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The Ref Zone: Need for NFL Players or Just Athletes?

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GREEN BAY, WI – The other day I was Assistant Referee for a state quarter final and overheard a conversation that really got me thinking.  The conversation was this: “We don’t need football players. We need the kids who don’t play the major sports- the ones who want to play sports but never really can.” Two […]

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Weekend Rugby Recap: Finals Of The Pro12, Top 14, And Aviva W/ CRC7s, USA Rugby And June Internationals

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NEW YORK, NY-  The first page of the Rugby Wrap Up website lists the 6 most recently published articles. We were so busy this weekend that between Friday night’s Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) in the USA and this article, we spilled over into the second page. It is to be expected when we covered everyday of […]

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Rugby Q&A: USA Rugby Star Lou Stanfill

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RWU HQ – After a fortnight of anticipation, I am pleased to bring you our  latest RWU Rugby Q&A, this one with  USA Eagles lock/loosie Lou Stanfill. Here it is: Q: Great to have you, Lou. Much appreciated. A: My pleasure, DJ. Q: What made you first decide to play rugby at Sacramento Jesuit in […]

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Six Nations Picks: Six Pack’s Final Review

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The RWU Six Pack is comprised of West Ghana’s Rugby Rain Man Junoir Blaber, England’s Knight of the Realm Jamie Loyd, East Midlands’ Machiavellian Rugger Nick Hall, the infamous Ireland National, Declan Yeats, the Irish-born, Castres-residing, lean(ish), mean(ish) writing machine, James Harrington and contrived Kiwi Co-Host, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie. LONDON, ENGLAND – The fifth and […]

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Weekend Rugby Recap: Women’s 6N Champs, LV= Cup, USA Rugby News and more

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NEW YORK, NY: This weekend will be referred to as Hardware Weekend, hence forth.  The titles and cups handed out were the Championship trophies for the 6 Nations (6N), which included all 4versions, the Women’s 6N & Mens 6N, U-20s and the 6N B… The first domestic trophy of the season was given out in the […]

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