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Champions Cup Semi Final Previews: No Sleep ’til Edinburgh

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DUBLIN, IRL – I’m not going to sugarcoat it, last year’s European Rugby Champions Cup semifinals were horribly mediocre, about as run-of-the-mill as an IHOP steak or a fancy dinner at Applebee’s. Attendance figures were down and we unfortunately weren’t treated to the fireworks of a typical European semifinal. Hopefully this weekend’s semi finals between […]

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Everest Awaits For Britain and Ireland’s Finest: Michael Halsey on British and Irish Lions

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NEW YORK, NY – “This, is your Everest, boys!” So said legendary British and Irish Lions‘ forward coach Jim Telfer’s immortal words (clip below) prior to the first test of the 1997 South Africa tour remain powerful enough to send a shiver down the spine of any rugby fan.  They serve as a reminder of […]

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Champions Cup Quarterfinals Set Up Great Semis

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DUBLIN, IRL – And then there were four… A full weekend of European Rugby Champions Cup quarterfinal action unfolded last weekend across Europe showcasing the continent’s best clubs in four hard-fought matchups. Two days jampacked with top class rugby made for a spectacular weekend. In the fray of the action we witnessed spectacular tries, big […]

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Stade Francais and Racing 92 Merger Called Off; Savare, Lorenezetti Quotes

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NEW YORK, NY – Like a rugby supernova that burst onto the rugby news scene so bright you couldn’t avoid its glare; then in the blink of an eye, it burned itself out and disappeared… That’s how the proposed merger of Stade Francais and Racing 92, came and went. The idea which shocked the rugby […]

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That’s A Wrap on Tremendous 2017 Six Nations. Here’s More!

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DUBLIN, IRL – If you weren’t watching Saturday’s Six Nations season finale triple-header, you might want to give Doctor Who a call and travel back in time to soak it all up in the moment.  The day started with and emotional send-off to Scotland head coach, Vern Cotter, who handed the Scottish baton to Glasgow […]

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Vancouver 7s Men’s Predictions by Rugby Rain Man Junoir Blaber

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VANCOUVER, CANADA – The 2016-17 World Rugby Men’s Sevens Series keeps trucking along as it now reaches its sixth leg in Canada. The #Canada7s in Vancouver is in its second year on the HSBC Sevens Series circuit and like last season the fans are queuing up for a fantastic event. With only four legs left […]

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