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Pro Rugby Stats: Did Kickers Play Well? Attacking Effectiveness Rating

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – For the recent PRO Rugby match between Denver and San Diego, Will Magie’s Attacking Effectiveness Rating (AR) was 4.81 while Kurt Morath’s was only 2.33.  What’s that you say?  You’ve never heard of AR?  As far as I know, it hasn’t existed until just now. How do we, all of us not part […]

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PRO Rugby San Diego Surfs to First Win over Sacramento

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –  San Diego must have jettisoned their first-game jitters last week with the other 4 PRO teams, even though they didn’t play.  Maybe they danced them away.  Both sides had a fair number of errors, but it was San Diego who was more clinical. Sacramento had the better scrum and were able to maul […]

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PRO Rugby Team Preview: San Francisco

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – They have the most famous player in the league (or will have once he gets there); they have the right sized stadium; they have a strong rugby community around them from which to pull players and fans.  San Francisco is poised to have a good Year 1, and if PRO Rugby can make […]

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PRO Rugby Team Preview: Sacramento

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sacramento is the PRO team that, from afar, seems to be getting the best local press.  They also have the biggest venue to fill, Bonney Field.  With a capacity of 14K (recently up from 11K, apparently), it is more than twice as big as the next largest venue, Torero Stadium, in San Diego. […]

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PRO Rugby Team Preview: Ohio

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – With PRO Rugby’s kick off inching closer, it is time to look closely at what we know about the teams and how we think they’ll fare on the pitch.  There is, or course, lots we don’t know about how this first season will go and how the rosters will or won’t gel, or […]

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Southern Hemisphere Class of 2015 Review

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NEW YORK, NY – With another season of great Super Rugby action around the corner, we review the progress of our  Southern Hemisphere class of 2015 – just as we did for 2015 classes of USA, Canada  and Europe. Without further adieu, let’s begin the review: A big difference to our southern hemisphere rugby coverage from 2014 to 2015 was the […]

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