Chicago is the city of Lovable Winners this week as Ireland defeats New Zealand for the first time since they started playing each other in 1905.
As Ireland started well against New Zealand and then kept the lead at Soldier Field, the first 50 minutes were surprise, followed by delight, followed by optimism.
Then New Zealand narrowed the gap, and anxiety and tension wandered into the stadium.... Read More
At Toyota Park just outside Chicago, the New Zealand Maori All Blacks comfortably defeated the USA Eagles, 54-7. The last time the two sides met, in 2013, the Maori won 29-19.
For the USA, too much of the first 40 minutes was spent inside its defensive half. Maori coach Colin Cooper said, “We made the States play inside their half. We’re blessed with the kickers that we have. That was probably... Read More
In Episode 8 of The Carter Divide, it was another week with The Rugby Championship at the center of the conversation. Ethan continues to become more aware of the current landscape of rugby, and not everything is good.
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I confess that I am pretty excited for the European leagues to start... Read More
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The match that focused much of the discussion was South Africa v Argentina in the opening round of The Rugby Championship. There are quite a few things that I either take for granted or ignore when watching something like The Rugby Championship, and... Read More
The Counties Manukau Steelers of the ITM Cup officially confirmed the signing of Kutztown University lock Mike Lawrenson. Lawrenson’s contract is guaranteed for the duration of the 2013 season. Competition starts on August 15th and can run into October, when the finals take place. Preseason camp begins July 15th, and should be an eye-opening experience for Lawrenson as he will try to get... Read More