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Richie McCaw Retires, Eddie Jones, PRO Rugby, Challenge Cup

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NEW YORK, NY –This has been a tough week. The Paris Attacks, then the loss of a legend in the rugby world (click here for Jonah Lomu) . But the title suggests, The Sun Also Rises, so we all go on and do our thing.  With that, here’s the Rugby Weekend Preview. News & Transactions: […]

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RWU’s Rugby World Cup Final Preview

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Well done, fans of afternoon kick-offs: you got your wish. Despite all evidence being against the claim that rugby in the daylight is somehow more exciting, the Rugby World Cup final will kick off at 4pm. Only problem is that’s 4pm London time. Which means the home audiences of the two […]

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Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v France Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ, AND CASTRES, FRANCE – One Rugby World Cup quarter-final* really caught our attention at Rugby Wrap Up Towers – New Zealand v France. So, we cuffed our Super Rugby expert Jamie Wall and our Top 14 writer James Harrington to their computers and let them fight it out over the interweb. Here’s what […]

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Rugby World Cup Recap: New Zealand v Namibia

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CASTRES, FRANCE – They were outclassed. They were overpowered. But, though they were beaten, battered, bruised and bloodied, Namibia refused to be bowed. Their bodies may have weakened under 80 minutes of New Zealand pressure, but their will, organisation and discipline remained very much in tact. And they were rewarded 10 minutes into the second […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool C Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Of all the pools in the Rugby World Cup, Pool C is by far the easiest to predict. Everyone who is anyone in rugby punditry says New Zealand will win their four group-stage matches with varying degrees of insouciant ease, leaving Argentina (ranked ninth in the world) and Tonga (11th) to fight […]

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Rugby World Cup: Will the Real New Zealand Please Stand Up?

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Ask almost anyone who will win the Rugby World Cup this year, and the answer should be somewhere close to unanimous: New Zealand. The All Blacks are so good they have transcended rugby and entered the rarified atmosphere of mythic sporting status. They arerugby, in the same way that Brazil is soccer, […]

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