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Six Nations Round 5 Preview: The Finale

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DUBLIN, IRL – Super Saturday, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Six Nations Championship. It’s enduring mission: seek out Europe’s best team through five rounds of grueling action and thrilling play…and boldly go where no tournament has gone before. Well, close enough… Here are your Six Nations Super Saturday previews: Scotland vs. […]

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The 6 Nations Returns: Round Four Preview

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DUBLIN, IRL – After two weeks without the northern hemisphere’s top international competition, the 2017 Six Nations returns this Friday when Ireland travel to Wales to kick off the fourth round of action. The only thing that made last weekend’s gap in the 2017 Six Nations bearable was the return of Super Rugby, but even […]

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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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Six Nations Analysis, News, Nuggets

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – Round 1 of the 2017 RBS Six Nations is in the books and, as always when it comes to The Championship, it was unpredictable. Pre-tournament favorites struggled with mediocrity, newly capped players put in big performances, and the tournament saw it’s very first losing bonus point. Business as usual when it comes […]

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Fan Factory: Advice for Becoming a Rugby Fan in America

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – A fact that is exciting in its truth but boring in its repetition: Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in America.  It is my experience, though, that many, if not most, in the rugby-playing community are slow to become part of the rugby-fan community.  We love playing the game, but that love of […]

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Response to The Economist: What Was Missed

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Oooh, let’s talk some numbers!  My reaction to “Why rugby teams should go for penalties not tries” from the Economist  by J.T. is delayed only because I didn’t see it until yesterday.  It is worth looking at thoughtfully. Here is the central conclusion: “Thus, whether you are mighty New Zealand or plucky Namibia, against […]

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