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Six Nations Third Round Review

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DUBLIN, IRL – The third round of the 2017 Six Nations wrapped up on Sunday following a weekend of pure craziness. Scotland’s victory over Wales to start the weekend pushed them up to their highest ever ranking in World Rugby’s classifications, pushing them into the top five. Ireland overcame an early deficit to score a […]

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Six Nations Analysis, News, Nuggets

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – Round 1 of the 2017 RBS Six Nations is in the books and, as always when it comes to The Championship, it was unpredictable. Pre-tournament favorites struggled with mediocrity, newly capped players put in big performances, and the tournament saw it’s very first losing bonus point. Business as usual when it comes […]

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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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Rugby World Cup: Pool A and Pool B Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Now we know which teams have reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and it’s a Rugby Championship v Six Nations face off as New Zealand face France, South Africa take on Wales, Argentina play Ireland and Australia are against Scotland. Here’s how the teams from Pools A and B […]

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Rugby World Cup News: The Madness of Ioan Gruffud

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RWU HQ – How a Hollywood star reacted to Wales Rugby World Cup victory over England. When you’ve seen it, guess who he was supporting. Plus, Ma’a Nonu joins an exclusive All Blacks club, the official verdict on ‘the bite’ during USA Eagles’ match against South Africa, and Jacques Burger’s international rugby farewell. These, and […]

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6N Preview & Picks: Italy’s Set-Piece Chewed Up After Dog Bites Man

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Italy’s 109-cap tighthead prop Martin Castrogiovanni will sit out this week’s Six Nations’ match against Scotland after a friend’s dog ate his nose. The excuse generally employed by students to explain away a suspicious absence of homework has been described by Italy as “a minor household incident” – although, it doesn’t sound […]

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