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New Coach Changes Nothing For Jarryd Hayne

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RWU HQ – Nothing has changed for San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne and his future in the National Football League.  The dual-sport athlete still has with 49ers even though there’s a new head coach in town. “I don’t have a crystall ball, but what I do know is that he is very conscientious and this […]

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With NFL Concussions at High, League Needs Rugby Tackling Technique

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RWU HQ – After a steady decline in each of the last three years, NFL Concussions have reached a four-year high in the NFL. This season saw 271 concussions take place, compared to 206 in 2004. Something needs to change. More teams need to start teaching rugby-style tackling. And not just at the professional level. […]

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What the Firing of Jim Tomsula Means for Jarryd Hayne

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RWU HQ – Just when things started to seem secure for San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne, his world got turned upside down. Sunday night, shortly after San Francisco’s 19-16 victory over the St. Louis Rams, head coach Jim Tomsula was relieved of his duties by the organization. The move now puts Hayne and […]

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Jarryd Hayne Ready For Season-Finale

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RWU HQ – San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne took the NFL by storm this summer when he dazzled in the preseason. The former rugger’s preseason performance earned him a spot on San Francisco’s 53-man roster as a punt returner and reserve running back. However, after struggling in the return game early on Hayne was […]

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Pros and Cons: Nate Ebner Going Back to Rugby

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RWU HQ – Happy Holidays!!! After starting my two-column Pros and Cons series last week when I weighed the options of Nate Ebner sticking with the NFL, we’re now going to look at the idea of the dual-sport athlete returning to rugby. Ebner’s contract with the New England Patriots is up at the end of the season […]

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Tom Burgess Continuing NFL Tour

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RWU HQ – The journey continues.  South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess has continued his tour of workouts around the NFL. After working out as a tight end with the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants last week, the rugger worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks this week. “Burgess has been given the […]

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