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STUDIO SHOW: Champions Cup Analysis, Citing Critiques. Phaidra Knight, Dan Tanner, Steve Lewis

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NEW YORK, NY – In Part II/Week 28 of our Fantasy Sports Network show, World Rugby Hall of Famer/NBC Sports analyst Phaidra Knight, Ninety-Nine Social’s Dan Tanner and elite 7s coach Steve Lewis join our Matt McCarthy re the European Champions Cup so far. –Manu Tuilagi Citing –Surprise Teams –Premiership Flops –Pro 14 success –Warren […]

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Close Enough is Not Enough

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The rate of tries at the Rugby World Cup 2015 scored from possessions starting with lineouts is cooling while the rate for try-from-turnover is warming.  Through the first 28 matches (everything before Tuesday, October 6), 52% of tries started with a lineout; 16% started with a turnover. For a map of all 156 […]

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Rugby World Cup Weekend One Recap: Pools A and B

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Remember the date: Saturday, September 19, 2015. That’s when the rugby world briefly slipped off its axis, as – in the English south-coast city of Brighton, this happened: In Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japan had just upset two-time World Champions South Africa 34-32 at the Brighton Community Stadium. […]

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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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6 Nations and How Our Expert Panel Fared

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The RWU Expert Panel is comprised of Rugby Rain Man Junoir Blaber, England’s Jamie Loyd, East Midlands man Nick Hall, infamous Ireland National, Declan Yeats, Englishman-in-Castres, James Harrington and contrived Kiwi Co-Host, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie. NEW YORK, NY – The second round of action in the 6 Nations has our Expert Panel  feeling good, some more than others. With the #6N only totaling only 5 […]

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Six Nations Recap: Ireland Dig Deep To Pass Brutal French Test

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The second weekend of the 2015 Six Nations offered, in order, an entertaining exhibition in London, a brutal and unforgiving war of attrition in Dublin, and a controversial heart-in-the-mouth thriller in Edinburgh. At the end of it all, there were more questions posed than answers offered as the competition goes cold for […]

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