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Perfect Pro Rugby Denver Poise and Power Too Much for San Diego Flair

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – In the end, we got the final minutes of Pro Rugby drama and suspense we were hoping for.  However, San Diego looked frazzled for much of the final 20 minutes and ultimately, it was another deserved win for Denver, 22-16. In the opening few minutes, it was clear that Denver was not going […]

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PRO Rugby Recap: Denver Out-Muscles San Francisco

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The San Francisco backdrop at Boxer Stadium for PRO Rugby matches is picturesque.  Unfortunately for the crowd, much of the home team’s performance did not live up to the picturesque setting.  Denver had the dominant scrum and better fundamental skills on the day and won 35-18. The match got off to a halting […]

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PRO Rugby Team Preview: Denver

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – With the pool of players already in and around Denver, creating this roster might have been the easiest of the PRO bunch.  They have a great venue in Infinity Park and expectations are high in terms of both wins and atmosphere.  Denver, with two Pacific Rugby Premiership teams, is one place where the […]

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Americas Rugby Championship Kicking Skills: More Ouch Than Ooooh!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Even though there were some really entertaining moments, we know that the Americas Rugby Championship in its first year did not see the same standard of rugby as, say, the 6 Nations, which was competed at the same time.  Here is one final look back at the 2016 ARC and some numbers […]

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Brasil Rugby with Epic Upset of USA Rugby Eagles in ARC

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – In their first 3 matches of the Americas Rugby Championship, Brasil Rugby played some laudable rugby and proved they were in the competition as a real threat.  Against the USA on Saturday night, they got their first win, 24-23. The winning points of the Brazil upset came after the final hooter from […]

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Short-Term and Long-Term Americas Rugby Championship Goals as per Two Execs

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Americas Rugby Championship is just over 2 weeks old and seems off to a healthy start. There is a broadcast deal in place, the crowds have been respectable, and the rugby itself has been fun to watch. Knowing that there have been many tournaments that have been born and died in North […]

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