Tag: Brian O’Driscoll

Rugby TV and Podcast: Pundit Panel Rebukes Brian O’Driscoll Drug-Testing Kids & Halifax Waist Tackle Mandate For Teens

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NEW YORK, NY – Our Panel rebukes/responds to the Brian O’Driscoll thoughts to drug-test kids (not without controversy) and the Halifax Rugby Union’s mandate on waist-tackles for teenagers. Thanks to Jonny Lewis Films for SUPERB post-production work. PODCAST VERSION: AND DON’T MISS… #RWC2019 Round 1 Predictions, Opinion, Kerfuffle. George Hook (@ghook), Bryan Ray (Americas Rugby […]

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Rugby TV and Podcast: #RWC Controversy! Pichot/Toner Crisis! Wales, Scotland & Japan Over-Hyped? Rassie vs Schmidt/Gatland

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DUBLIN/NYC – As Nations announce their Rugby World Cup rosters, gasps and cries of wrong-doing are coming from all corners of the globe and even from big-wigs like Agustín Pichot. In this Week 106 installment of our @RugbyWrapUp studio show, fiery Irishman George Hook (in Dublin) and pragmatic American Matt McCarthy (NYC) go head to […]

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STUDIO SHOW: Alex Corbiesiero re England, NBC, B & I Lions, Northampton, London Irish, Playing Again

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NEW YORK, NY – When a colleague like Alex Corbisiero comes in, it makes for a fun day at the office. After sitting in on our interview with Grant Cole of @ThisIsTxRugby, calling in from Texas with his uplifting story of the rugby community helping Hurricane Harvey’s victims, Alex stayed for another segment. And it […]

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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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