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Rugby World Cup: News in Brief – Tuesday, September 22

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The short Rugby World Cup hiatus between group matches does not mean that nothing is happening. Here’s a rundown of the latest news from the tournament. Take the three! Japan coach Eddie Jones has admitted he was screaming: “Take the three! Take the three!” when his side, 32-29 down at the time, […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool D Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND –  Three Six Nations rivals line up in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup. History dictates that France and Ireland will qualify ahead of Italy – with the big question on most people’s lips being who will go on to lose to pre-tournament champions-elect New Zealand in the quarter-finals. That does Canada […]

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USA Rugby Eagles Handle Romania 27-17

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Eagles beat Romania 27-17 (highlights here) in Bucharest in a match that might be summed up by Mike Petri’s drop goal. When I saw the replay of Petri taking half a step back from a ruck and then calmly slotting it over, I thought, “Huh. That’s an unexpected bonus.” In a […]

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November Internationals Part 3: USA, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Japan, Romania, Canada

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West Ghana, NYC – As you probably know, Tier 2 and Tier 3 rugby nations are often referred to as Minnows.  However, the IRB is working hard to improve these nations by increasing their yearly tests and international exposure. In trying to help with that exposure, here is Part 3 of our 4-part series on […]

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