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Electric Final Round of Aviva Premiership Makes Absorbing Playoff Picture

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NEW YORK, NY – It would be remiss of me to open an article focused on English Premiership rugby without firstly offering thoughts and best wishes to the Youngs family.  Over the weekend, Leicester and England scrum half Ben Youngs very understandably withdrew from the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on learning […]

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Champions Cup Picks Review and Notes

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LOS ANGLES, CA – The rugby world should be standing proud this week after the events of last Friday’s horrific attacks in France. Seeing the scale of the atrocities at hand, every fixture in theEuropean Rugby Champions Cup was preceded by a poignant minute of silence, a remembrance of the victims and all those affected […]

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Aviva Premiership MVK, Sniper and more Kicking Stats!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Here it is: the final kickers ranking table for the 2014-2015 regular season of the Aviva Premiership! The Most Valuable Kicker (MVK) is George Ford with 18 points scored over the expected return. Ford finished the season well, and continued to add value to Bath right through the end.  Gareth Steenson and Rory Clegg have the […]

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Aviva Premiership Preview- Frantic Finish

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – For three clubs, this weekend is make or break. Leicester, Exeter, and Saracens all enter the fray with nothing guaranteed, and only a point separating the sides. Both Exeter and Saracens sit on 63 points, while Leicester, by virtue of their victory over Wasps at the Ricoh last weekend, have 64. However, the Tigers […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Round 19

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LONDON, ENGLAND – With nineteen rounds in the books, the playoff picture is still unsettled in England. The potential field has been winnowed to five teams, but the race for a home semi-final heated up when Bath cooled down in March. With three rounds left, nothing is certain. Bath vs. Newcastle Newcastle sits in eleventh place in […]

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Aviva Premiership Round 15 Recap: Chaos in the Playoff Chase

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LONDON, ENGLAND – The Premiership playoff race is in chaos after fifteen rounds. Though Bath and Northampton have home semi-finals almost wrapped up, third through seventh place are separated by a mere point. Three teams will end the season disappointed, but for fans it will be a thrilling conclusion to the year. Wasps Don’t Help Their Case With a Draw […]

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