Tag: Greig Laidlaw

Over to you, Mister Warren Gatland; Lions Squad Selection Preview

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CARDIFF, WALES – Lions fans the world over are waiting with baited breath ahead of next Wednesday’s tour squad announcement. Debating who should be in the squad, starting XV and who should captain the tour has been a favourite pastime of rugby fans in clubhouses and pubs across the globe over the past few months. […]

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Americas Rugby Championship: New Calendar Needed

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – With The Americas Rugby Championship only two weekends away, I can’t help but start to daydream.  I dream of an Americas Rugby Championship that sees full-strength sides from all 6 nations involved.  I dream of big crowds watching competitive matches.  At the same time, I dream of a successful professional league in North […]

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Fan Factory: Advice for Becoming a Rugby Fan in America

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – A fact that is exciting in its truth but boring in its repetition: Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in America.  It is my experience, though, that many, if not most, in the rugby-playing community are slow to become part of the rugby-fan community.  We love playing the game, but that love of […]

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Response to The Economist: What Was Missed

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Oooh, let’s talk some numbers!  My reaction to “Why rugby teams should go for penalties not tries” from the Economist  by J.T. is delayed only because I didn’t see it until yesterday.  It is worth looking at thoughtfully. Here is the central conclusion: “Thus, whether you are mighty New Zealand or plucky Namibia, against […]

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Rugby World Cup: The Pool Stage in Numbers

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RWU HQ – As the Pool stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup fades into history, here’s a countdown of key numbers from the tournament so far, from when England kicked off the tournament against Fiji, way back on September 18, to the final whistle of the match between Japan and USA that was the […]

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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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