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Rugby TV and Podcast: Bryan Habana on MLR Rumors, Perry Baker, Play Rugby USA Changing Lives, Top Career Moments

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NEW YORK, NY – Thanks to Wil Snape-Rogers and the stellar people at Play Rugby USA, we had a special week. Along with weepily seeing firsthand the continued life-changing work PRUSA does/has been doing, they had their Athlete Giving Back Award winner, Bryan Habana in town. But Mr. Habana, whose incredible rugby career includes just […]

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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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Top 14 Recap: Toulon Lay Waste To La Rochelle

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulon’s workmanlike opening-night victory at Bayonne last week prompted some pundits to say that the champions had laid down an early marker for the rest of the Top 14. If that was the case, then on Saturday, they threw down the gauntlet and proceeded to grind it into the Stade Mayol dust […]

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Top 14 Preview: Move Along… No Club vs Country Row Here

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CASTRES, FRANCE – There’s no Six Nations this week… which means that the Cold War between the FFR and the Top 14 clubs heats up again, as players who have been away on international duty are sent back to their clubs, with a note from Philippe Saint-Andre asking that they be excused from games. Toulon’s […]

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In-Depth Six Nations Analysis: Can Wales Rebound vs France?

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Our latest RWU Contributor looks exclusively at Packs And Backs, thus his PAB nickname. Today, PAB provides some excellent, In-Depth Six Nations Analysis re Wales vs France. CARDIFF, WALES: Outfoxed by Joe Schmidt’s Ireland, the reigning Six Nations champions were given plenty of food for thought from their lethargic performance in Dublin. The mind wanders […]

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