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Six Nations Third Round Review

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DUBLIN, IRL – The third round of the 2017 Six Nations wrapped up on Sunday following a weekend of pure craziness. Scotland’s victory over Wales to start the weekend pushed them up to their highest ever ranking in World Rugby’s classifications, pushing them into the top five. Ireland overcame an early deficit to score a […]

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British & Irish Lions XV Picks: A Second Take

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DUBLIN, IRL – Back in September I named my preferences for the starting XV for the British and Irish Lions for their tour the New Zealand later this year. I was adamant then, and am adamant now, that this tour will mean more than ever for the status of northern hemisphere rugby. The three test […]

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Inspired Ireland Earn Emphatic Victory in Chicago

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CHICAGO, IL – Yes, Ireland did follow the Cubs into sports history. Chicago, the Windy City, played host to not one, but two of the greatest moments in sports history last week: the Cubs breaking the 108-year Curse of the Billy Goat and, more importantly, Ireland finally vanquishing the All Blacks after 111 years of […]

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Can Ireland follow the Cubs into Sports History?

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CHICAGO, IL – Even in the midst of the Chicago Cubs first World Series Championship in 108 year, a bigger David and Goliath story waits in the shadows. Tomorrow’s match between Ireland and New Zealand at Chicago’s famed Soldier Field pits the world number one New Zealand All Blacks against an Irish team that has […]

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My B&I Lions Starting XV Selection

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Northern hemisphere rugby needs a momentum-shifting victory more than ever, and it really can’t come soon enough. If the Rugby Championship-themed World Cup semifinals were wake up calls to the northern hemisphere’s rugby powers, England were the only ones who answered the call, humbling Michael Chekka’s Australia over the summer.   But, there’s hope…The 2017 […]

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Cipriani, Pocock, Wasps, Leinster, USA Rugby and World Rugby News

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NEW YORK, NY – Sure, this is the first bye week of the Six Nations – but with all three top European competitions having a big round of fixtures the nuggets of Rugby News and Transactions, plus the continuing Americas Rugby Championship (ARC), we’ve got plenty to cover in our Weekend Preview. News & Transactions: Aviva […]

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