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Champions Cup Preview: Edinburgh Final Awaits Saracens vs Clermont

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DUBLIN, IRELAND — After two high-profile, high-intensity semi-finals it’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the European Rugby #ChampionsCup Final.Yes, tomorrow’s final in Edinburgh between reigning champions, Saracens, and perennial almosts, Clermont Auvergne, is shaping up to be an absolute cracker, but the buzz that should surround Europe’s grand finale doesn’t seem to be there. […]

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RWC Japan 2019: Rugby World Cup Pools Draw Mean Death vs Delight

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – With speculation on Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions squad over, the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals concluded, the news of Super Rugby’s impending doom contraction setting in, and international rugby on hiatus until June, a look towards rugby’s biggest event seems appropriate. That’s right… let’s go ahead and take a look […]

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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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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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Champions Cup QF Previews: European Cup Rugby Returns

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DUBLIN, IRL – Just two weeks after the end of the 2017 Six Nations, European championship rugby returns this weekend for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarterfinals. It’s safe to say that rugby gods have blessed us with an incredible amount of action over the last several weeks. If Andy Williams were a rugby fan then It’s […]

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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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