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NEW YORK, NY – It was a somewhat quiet weekend for rugby. There was not much to be said off the field. However there was big news made in the Rugby Championship, a World Cup Warm-up match showed some promise and the kickoff weekend for Currie Cup provided lots of tries. We will cover all that stuff in good time so get ready for the Global Rugby Recap:

News & Transactions:

Aviva Premiership: Bath head coach Mike Ford has denied a report linking the Premiership club with veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield.

USA Rugby News/Updates: The American Rugby Pro Training Center won the 2015 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Club 7s National Championship with a 21-12 defeat of Seattle Saracens at James W. Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday. It was the ARPTC’s first appearance in the tournament.  Seattle Saracens won their third consecutive USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Club 7s National Championship after a 26-10 victory over Denver Barbarians.

Up to #2
Up to #2

World Rugby NewsIreland are now the second best team in the world according to the World Rugby Rankings after the results of the weekend. VIEW FULL RANKINGS HERE.

The weekend’s fixtures:

The Rugby Championship: If you felt like the earth was shaking on Saturday, don’t be alarmed. That was just the reverberations from the big shake-ups in world rugby as a result of the scores in the final round of abridged The 2015 Rugby Championship. Our SANZAR Rugby expert Kiwi , has a review of all the action and upsets, if you Click Here.

World Cup Warm-up: In a World Cup warm-up game, Celtic rivals Wales came up short against Ireland. In a disappointing affair, a good number of Welsh players didn’t raise their hand for selection with their disappointing. The win helped move Ireland up to 2nd ranked in the world.

Here are the results:
Sat – 8th Aug 15
Wales 21 – 35 Ireland

Currie CupCurrie Cup: The 77th edition of the Currie Cup kicks off this weekend. Unfortunately, it has been it has been revamped once again. We will get into the specifics of the revamping later this week, when we do our tournament preview. As for round 1, Western Province thumped Griquas , Pumas upset the Sharks, the Eastern Province Kings were no match for the Golden Lions and finally Free State Cheetahs were snotklapped by the Blue Bulls.

Here are the results:
Fri – 7th Aug 15
Griquas 19 – 43 Western Province
Pumas 33 – 24 Sharks
Sat – 8th Aug 15
Eastern Province Kings 14 – 51 Golden Lions
Free State Cheetahs 19 – 57 Blue Bulls

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And as always, stay low and keep pumping those legs.

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