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Pro12 Round-up: A Guide to Who’s Hot, Not, & Round 1 Review

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Dublin, Ireland- This past weekend marked the first round of the Guinness Pro12’s fifteenth season, formerly called the Celtic League, Magner’s League, and RaboDirect Pro12, a major milestone celebrating the growth of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and Italian club rugby over the past 15 years. After a class performance in last year’s final against Munster at […]

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Guinness Pro12 Round 1 Preview

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RWU HEADQUARTERS – It’s finally September, finally time for one of the most exciting events in world rugby…the opening weekend of the Guinness Pro12! Well, maybe not as exciting as the World Cup, but it is an exciting time for European club rugby nonetheless. The Pro12 will certainly have a noticeable lack of big name […]

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Guinness Pro12: Leinster Threepeat on the cards?

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Dublin, Ireland –  September 5th was the beginning of a new era for the Celtic League or as it is more commonly known – the Pro 12. During a tumultuous off-season, it gained a new sponsor in Guinness, somehow managed to avoid some sides folding and survived the Welsh Rugby Civil War. So now, all […]

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Peace in Wales at Last

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CARDIFF, WALES – After a saga stretching more than a year, peace has finally been declared in the Welsh civil war between the Wales Rugby Union and the regional authorities. The meat of the agreement promises the regions 60 million pounds over the next six years, with ten “dual” contracts to be shared between the union and […]

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No Easy Draws in European Rugby Champions Cup

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Unusually, perhaps uniquely in the history of European rugby competitions, the draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup has thrown up no obvious ‘Pool of Death’. Instead, it has thrown up at least three of them… English champions Northampton will be relatively pleased with their Pool Five lot. They face Racing […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Anglo-Welsh Developments, Northampton Dominates, Big Game a Hit

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CARDIFF, WALES – The midpoint of the Aviva Premiership has been reached, and it looks like a memorable stretch run will commence with six legitimate contenders for the four playoff spots. However, some of the biggest news of the weekend took place off the pitch, as BT Sport and Premiership Rugby made plans to make […]

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