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Rugby TV and Podcast: Super Rugby Preview, Super Heroes Play Rugby

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Marvel Super Heroes playing rugby?! CAPETOWN, S.A. – Live from South Africa, Barry Herbert joins Steve Lewis & Matt McCarthy in NYC for this Week 81 Super Rugby installment of our Fantasy Sports Network show.. The trio discusses: –Capetown Invasion –Crusaders Repeating –Ma’a Nonu –Quade Cooper –Lions Roaring –Chiefs on warpath? -Transfer news -Hang-gliding & […]

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LangiLangi Haupeakui: PRO Rugby Sacramento Express Find a Diamond in the Rough

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Who do you think of when you hear the term “Beast Mode?” Maybe it’s the Tuilagi brothers, New Zealand’s Julian Savea or Ma’a Nonu, or perhaps the USA’s own Danny Barrett. Sooner rather than later, you’re going to think of this man: LangiLangi Haupeakui. One of the newest capped USA Eagles is […]

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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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Top 14 Team-by-Team Guide: Hopes, Fears, and the Rugby World Cup

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PARIS, FRANCE –  The new season of French rugby’s Top 14 kicked off on August 22 – with September’s Rugby World Cup adding more potency to the usual heady mix of hope and fear that greets the start of the longest, richest and most competitive club rugby tournament in the world. The Rugby World Cup […]

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Toulon Are Simply The Best – Live With It

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It is very easy to dislike Top 14 giants Toulon. Especially if you are a rugby fan and live in any part of Europe – or, indeed, the world –  that is not the relatively small Var department on the south of France’s sun-soaked Cote d’Azur where the blue-collar port can be […]

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Show Me the Rugby Money: All Blacks Jersey Losing Value?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Once upon a time, European rugby was regarded as a well-earned big-money pension plan for All Blacks whose international careers were all-but behind them. No more. Now younger players want a slice of the northern hemisphere’s big-money action, too and they appear to be saying that if it means giving up on […]

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