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USA Rugby Head Coach John Mitchell to PRO D2 Oyonnax?

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NEW YORK, NY – Some early morning Twitter-verse had us scrambling to find out more re the reported move of USA Rugby Head Coach John Mitchell to Oyonnax in the French PRO D2 set-up. USA Eagles Coach Linked to French Club https://t.co/wriojUy3Fr #rugbyunited pic.twitter.com/xC90AQB7Lq — Americas Rugby News (@americasrugby) February 6, 2017 After first seeing […]

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Has Canada Lost Cudmore for Good as Oyonnax Beckons?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Jamie Cudmore has left the door ajar for a future approach from Canada, despite turning his back on a coaching role with the Canucks to sign a four-year playing-and-coaching deal with French outfit Oyonnax. Cudmore said: “It’s been a few months of to-and-fro but we’ve finally got ink on paper. “Oyonnax have a hugely […]

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Don’t Cry for Me: Piri Weepu

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Former All Black Piri Weepu has put professional concerns on the backburner for the moment as he concentrates on finding a way to enjoy his rugby again. The 32-year-old half-back has yet to make his debut with amateur side Saint-Sulpice-sur-Tarn, who play in the sixth tier of French rugby. He arrived at the […]

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Top 14 Recap: Third Time’s the Charm for Toulon

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TOULOUSE, FRANCE – As the rest of the rugby world waits, breath bated, for the start of the Rugby World Cup, in France ongoing rugby dramas of the Top 14 kind keep distracting attention from the looming tournament just across La Manche. This week has been particularly fascinating for rugby watchers, as – alongside another […]

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Top 14 Recap: There May be Trouble at Toulon…

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It may be a decade since Toulon last kicked off their season with two straight defeats; the perfect start to the Top 14 may be continuing for Clermont; and Ugo Mola may still be wondering what all the fuss is about at Toulouse – but a reported racist incident in Pau means […]

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Top 14 Team-by-Team Guide: Hopes, Fears, and the Rugby World Cup

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PARIS, FRANCE –  The new season of French rugby’s Top 14 kicked off on August 22 – with September’s Rugby World Cup adding more potency to the usual heady mix of hope and fear that greets the start of the longest, richest and most competitive club rugby tournament in the world. The Rugby World Cup […]

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