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Guinness Pro14 Inaugural Season Preview

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DUBLIN (VIA SAN DIEGO) — South Africa, the final frontier. These are the voyages… Tomorrow the Guinness Pro14 makes its competitive debut in the world of dual-hemispheric rugby competitions. The inaugural match between Ulster and the Toyota Cheetahs in Belfast marks the start of a high stakes game for the Pro14 as it flies south […]

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Champions Cup Round 6 Review, Expert Panel Results

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DUBLIN, IRL – The European Rugby Champions Cup group stages ended with a bang last weekend as all 20 teams in the tournament fought for eight coveted spots in the quarterfinals. After all was said and done Clermont Auvergne, Munster, Saracens, Leinster, Wasps, Glasgow, Toulouse, and Toulon still stood in Europe’s elite competition, looking ahead […]

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Champions Cup Round 6 Preview, Panel Picks

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DUBLIN, IRL – After five thrilling rounds of group stage European rugby the stage is now set for the final round of pool fixtures before the knockout stages: Round 6 of the European Rugby Champions Cup. Leinster, Clermont, Saracens, and Munster i’ve already qualified through to the quarterfinals, Saracens the only of which yet to […]

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Champions Cup Round 1 Preview & Expert Picks

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WESTWOOD, CA – European club rugby is a spectacle to behold. The leaner, meaner evolution of the Heineken Cup has delivered on its promise to cut the fat from European competition, creating scintillating matchups week after week and a competition that has the pace and skill of test-match rugby. The 2016-17 edition of the European Rugby […]

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USA vs Italy – Highs and Lows: Moral Victories Are Nice, But I Prefer the Win

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SAN JOSE, CA – The USA Eagles fell 20-24 to the Azzurri of Italy on Saturday night but it was one of the more exciting – yet frustrating – contests the Eagles have had with a Tier 1 side. Despite a host of problems, the USA continued to strive and had the advantage in the final […]

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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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