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World Cup Limits London From Hosting More NFL Games

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RWU HQ – The National Football League is always looking to expand the game of football. It’s never been a secret. From  alternating locations of the draft to playing games in counties not named the United States of America, the league wants to grow its brand. Heck, even in the virtual world the NFL is looking […]

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Top 14 Recap: Stade Have Last Laugh Despite Reffing Howler

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CASTRES, FRANCE: The clock is ticking down on the Top 14 season and this weekend brought with it more than its fair share of promotion and relegation issues – not to mention a reasonable smattering of controversy. With the Rugby World Cup looming and seasons ending – adding just a dash of relegation and promotion […]

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Show Me the Rugby Money: All Blacks Jersey Losing Value?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Once upon a time, European rugby was regarded as a well-earned big-money pension plan for All Blacks whose international careers were all-but behind them. No more. Now younger players want a slice of the northern hemisphere’s big-money action, too and they appear to be saying that if it means giving up on […]

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Philippe Saint-Andre Successor ? Raphaël Ibañez Plus Two in Frame for France Job

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It is finally official. Win or lose – and it will come as no surprise to anyone to read that the French are emphatic-Gallic-shoulder-shrug-level resigned to lose – the Philippe Saint-Andre error era will come to an end after the Rugby World Cup. The news that most self-respecting rugby fans in France […]

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England Rugby Legend Kat ‘One-Touch’ Merchant: On Concussions, A Glittering Career and Coaching

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Much has been made in the press about the concussion suffered by Wales’s George North during their Six Nations opener against England, but one player who knows only too well the realities of a head knock is legendary England women’s team winger Kat Merchant. She took time out to chat to Rugby […]

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Women’s Rugby Gets Hall of Fame Boost, But Did You Hear About It?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It’s been what can only be described as a phenomenal week in Women’s Rugby – on both sides of the Atlantic – but you probably don’t know it. A few days ago, England Women – you know, the side that actually WON the Rugby World Cup this year – were crowned The […]

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