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Disappointment In Ireland Has Propelled Dylan Fawsitt To World Cup

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“I was washing cars, walking dogs, doing whatever I could to get that extra bit.”  For US international Dylan Fawsitt, the meandering path which has brought him on the cusp of competing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup has been wrought with setbacks, challenges and at an initial glance, what looked to be dead ends. The 29-year-old hooker is now …

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Four Irish Players Included In USA Rugby World Cup Squad

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USA head coach Gary Gold has named his final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  The former Worcester Warriors boss has overseen a positive preseason for the Eagles. They performed well in the Pacific Nations Cup which included wins over Canada and Samoa before falling to eventual competition winners Japan on a final scoreline of 34-20. …

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Ireland Fall To Disappointing Defeat To The USA

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Ireland – 10 USA – 19 Sean McMahon reports from Donnybrook Ireland have fallen to a disappointing defeat in their opening November international against the USA at Donnybrook this afternoon. The result will no doubt frustrate head coach Adam Griggs because his side had enough possession and territory to get the points needed to win this game only for unforced …

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PRO14 Chief Confirms American Side Will Join The League

After bringing in two clubs from South Africa to join for this season, it was announced this Tuesday that the PRO14 will expand further in the coming years. According to the chief executive of the PRO14 Martin Anayi, the league which already has teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy and South Africa, will look to add franchises from the east …

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EXCLUSIVE – Dreams Of America: The Rise And Fall Of PRO Rugby

For an outsider, America is endlessly fascinating. A place of breathtaking landscapes, a land of contrasts and colossal in scale; it is seemingly boundless potential and uniquely inspiring. Its people absorbed the world around them and shaped a culture that is defined by optimism, hope and uninhibited ambition. In America the impossible is made possible by an unrelenting desire to …

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Americas Rugby Championship Strikes Deal With ESPN And Rugby Channel

The second annual Americas Rugby Championship will be broadcast exclusively live on The Rugby Channel, with three North American-hosted games to be re-aired nationally on ESPN2, USA Rugby has announced. Last year’s tournament champions Argentina will kick off their 2017 defence with a trip to Langford where they will take on Canada in their opening game. The ARC includes six of …

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Former All Blacks Star Mils Muliaina ‘Owed $20,000 By PRO Rugby CEO’

As more details of the financial disagreement between PRO Rugby CEO Doug Schoninger and governing body USA Rugby are emerging, it seems a number of players, coaches and organisers are out of pocket and fuming about the mess that has been left as the tournament seemingly disintegrates. According to RugbyToday.com, former All Blacks star Mils Muliaina is owed $20,000 by …

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Does Rugby Really Need To Break Into The American Market? Why?

Oasis, The Stone Roses and Blur, three of Britian’s biggest acts but three massively successful bands that never quite made it in America.  The rock giants were among the most influential groups in British music throughout the 1990’s, but for whatever reason, musical differences or otherwise, these bands were just never able to replicate their domestic success in the world’s biggest media …

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Is This The End For The USA’s PRO Rugby Competition?

After a very successful year for the USA’s first ever fully professional rugby league, it seems its organisers are on the brink of pulling the plug after a bitter dispute with governing body USA Rugby. Rugby Today is reporting that just a week after ending its San Francisco team, the PRO Rugby organisers has contacted all its contracted players to …

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USA Rugby Express Keen Interest In Pro 12 Inclusion

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Given the season that has passed and the current context of the European rugby market, it is evident that something must be done on behalf of the Guinness Pro 12 in order for the league to not only remain relevant on a European basis, but also to maintain it’s standing as a premier rugby competition aimed at producing an exciting …

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5 Ways To Improve The Pro 12 Before Adding An American Franchise

The Pro 12 needs to come up with some radical solutions if the league is to close the gap with the Top 14 and Premiership. The Pro 12 came in for a great deal of criticism last season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and criticising the fact that many of the league’s star players are …

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Watch: PRO Rugby – Ngwenya Scores Wonderful Try For San Diego

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Takudzwa Ngwenya (C) of the United States sings the national anthem with team mates during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and USA at Brighton Community Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Best known for his scorching of Bryan Habana at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Takudzwa Ngwenya has some serious pace to burn. Now the 30-year-old USA Eagles winger is scoring some beautiful tries for San Diego in the PRO Rugby competition. Formerly of Top 14 side Biarritz since 2007, Ngwenya is spending one season in the USA’s first professional rugby …

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USA Taking Step Up As Rugby Nation With Launch Of PRO Rugby

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 24: Mils Muliaina of the All Blacks during the New Zealand All Blacks 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup celebration parade on October 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. The All Blacks won the 2011 RWC Final last night by defeating France 8-7 at Eden Park. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

North America’s first ever professional rugby union competition is set to be launched this month, which begs the question, what have the ‘Yanks’ been doing until now? After what was a record breaking World Cup and now with the growing popularity in 7s, due to its inclusion in this summer’s Rio Olympics, obviously USA Rugby felt that now was the …

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The Premiership’s Cross-Atlantic Folly

HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 12: Sean Maitland #15 of London Irish carries the ball in the first half against Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match on March 12, 2016 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Last night Saracens defeated London Irish 26-16 in a half full Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The match was a bid to grow rugby in the United States, but is it really worth the effort? The Americas is the ground where rugby can really grow still and the Premiership sides tried their best. But in a Six Nations weekend, they would …

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