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Rugby-Style Tackling Back In Spotlight With World Cup Here

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RWU HQ – The Rugby World Cup is finally here! Which means, rugby and rugby concepts are the talk of the water cooler here in the United States. And one of them is rugby-style tackling in American football. (The other is Jarryd Hayne, and we’ve discussed him rather often lately, so we’ll move on… For now.) […]

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Update On Rugby Players In The NFL


Just prior to the April’s NFL Draft and then again on Draft Day, we focused on two rugby-stars-turned-NFL-wunderkinds: Hayden Smith and Nate Ebner. Smith is a free agent signee with the New York Jets and Ebner is a sixth-round special teams extraordinaire on the New England Patriots. With teams starting Organized Team Activities (known as OTAs), we figured […]

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New England Patriots Draft Rugby Star Nate Ebner


DJ Eberle is a student/athlete at Western New England University. He is an offensive tackle, built like his dad; a rugby Prop. Track him on Twitter @Ebstide52 BOSTON, MA – The New England Patriots took a play from their AFC East rival New York Jets, drafting rugby star Nate Ebner out of Ohio State. Ebner […]

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