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RWU’s Rugby World Cup Final Preview

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Well done, fans of afternoon kick-offs: you got your wish. Despite all evidence being against the claim that rugby in the daylight is somehow more exciting, the Rugby World Cup final will kick off at 4pm. Only problem is that’s 4pm London time. Which means the home audiences of the two […]

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Rugby World Cup: Semi-Final Recap and Bronze Final Preview

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NEW YORK, NY – Courtesy of of my new website, Americas Rugby News, a merger of talents between myself and other great writers, we present our recap of the semi-finals and prepare you for the RWC Bronze Medal Match. New Zealand were able to fight off a very determined South Africa team. Australia were relentless […]

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Rugby World Cup: Quarter-Final Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heartbreak, euphoria, humiliation, tension, disbelief and despair – the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals wore all their emotions on their sleeves in a weekend that had tournament organisers breathing more easily than at any time since England’s ignominious and drawn-out departure became apparent with a match of the group stages to play. New […]

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Top 14 Recap: Bayonne Sunk on Cruel Final Day

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PARIS, FRANCE – The Top 14 is cruel. Last season, penalties in the final 10 minutes of two matches decided Perpignan’s fate. This season, Bordeaux’s play-off dream rested on the very last kick of the very last game of the regular season. But Lionel Beauxis fired a relatively straightforward kick wide of the posts. How […]

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European Champions Cup Final: Thrice As Nice For Toulon

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LONDON, ENGLAND – You can call them mercenaries, you can call them soulless, big money free spenders, The New York Yankees of rugby and a million other things but as far as Rugby Club Toulon and its fans are concerned don’t forget their other name. That name is champions, as in the inaugural European Rugby […]

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Top 14 Review: Galthie dances while Cotter fumes

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Take all your great pre-match expectations about the seventh round of games in the Top 14 and throw them out the window. A close encounter of the classic kind between Montpellier and Clermont? It looked likely. Vern Cotter’s Clermont came into the game on the back of five victories, and Montpellier have […]

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