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Rugby TV and Podcast: Heineken #ChampionsCup Round Deux Awards/Recap/Bickering. Steve Lewis, Matt McCarthy

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?? NEW YORK, NY – Another edge-of-the-seat series of Heineken Champion’s Cup matches are in the books. Which means Steve @LizardRugby Lewis and Matt McCarthy are back with their Rugby Wrap Up Round Deux Awards (your ideas on segment names are welcome, FYI). Aside from reflecting on the round and annoying each other, this Week […]

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Top 14 Recap: Toulouse Comeback Stuns Toulon… And Other Headlines

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The Top 14 did its best to recreate the glorious mayhem of the final weekend of the RBS 6 Nations. The number of tries – 28 – was low for the weekend’s seven matches, and the 302-point combined total wasn’t overly impressive, but at least five of the seven matches left journalists […]

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France v Argentina Preview: Medard Steps Into Thomas Breach

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CASTRES, FRANCE – He may be the glory boy of French rugby, but Teddy Thomas has learned the hard way that no player – not even one who has scored four tries in the first two Tests of his international career – is bigger than The Team. Flying wingman Thomas had been due to start […]

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Top 14 Preview: End nigh in long-running Rory Kockott saga

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Hidden away behind all the Six Nations hype in France is one Top 14 story that has been simmering gently in the background for a while But now, it is slowly coming to a boil. It’s the neverending will-he-won’t-he saga of Rory Kockott and his big-money move from champions Castres to richer-than-Croesus […]

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Top 14 Review: Grenoble’s raiders steal victory at Toulon

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CASTRES, FRANCE – A week before Heineken Cup champions Toulon face Cardiff at Stade Mayol, Grenoble stunned the stuttering stellar side with a last-gasp smash-and-grab raid that shook the Mediterranean fortress to its foundations. With Toulon six points to the good and just two minutes on the clock at the end of a gritty nip-tuck […]

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Backs to the wall as New Zealand hang tough to beat France

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CASTRES, FRANCE – New Zealand head to Twickenham to face England this weekend with their perfect record for 2013, but spirited France almost gave as good as they got at a sodden Stade de France on Saturday. It’s probably safe to say that – but for the 15 crucial minutes between the two All Black […]

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