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While every other team has around 20 days in which to play 4 matches, the
bye team has only about 15.
in Russia’s case, being the bye team isn’t a bad thing. This is because
Russia’s opening match is September 15 against the USA. The Eagles are the
one team Russia has targeted for a win. And they have just that little
extra bit of time to devote to the game.
The USA,... Read More
physio Michael Keating said Chris Wyles is still uncertain for fitness for
Sunday’s World Cup match against Ireland.
“Now he is progressing through to performance training. So at this point -
outside of contact - he has been training fully with the team. So things
like working on his cutting, pivoting, change of direction, full-tempo
sprinting, kicking … all those things are... Read More
Dartmouth’s Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s victory wasn’t just the icing
on the cake for the Big Green’s season. For several seniors, it was their
last taste of rugby altogether.
Before the CRC, few knew of Nick or Chris Downer, the brothers who helped
lead the Big Green to nationally televised glory. After the tournament they
were featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the... Read More
- All 48 matches of Rugby World Cup 2011 will be available live on
television to fans in Antarctica, Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has
The remote Scott Base has a winter population of 13 New
Zealanders, an Australian and an Irishman and they will benefit
from RWC being broadcast into the Antarctic for the first
A live encrypted feed will be made... Read More
won’t be captain this season because he and his wife have a new baby to
take care of. He will continue to play, but the responsibility of
captaining the club has fallen to young No. 8 Ryan Burns. Still, the old
captain’s perspective is useful.
“Last year was a low point,” said Knipscher. “We had a coaching change and
field issues and lighting issues. We had three... Read More
Media entered the fall of 2010 as one of the favored teams in the
Mid-Atlantic. After all, they had finished the 2009 fall season unbeaten at
But instead, the Pennsylvania club struggled through a coaching change and
a 4-5 record, highlighted by a four-game losing streak starting on October
wasn’t hard to see their problem, given that even in their four... Read More
Buffalo won the New York State Conference last season and was a host for
the first two rounds of the DI postseason. That all came in coach Mike
Hodgins’ first year at the helm of the program. Despite graduating a
considerable amount of contributors in the spring, the Bulls are confident
last year was just a part of the building process, not the finished
“We... Read More
Syracuse is just one year removed from reaching the DI Sweet 16, which they
did before the creation of the College Premier Division and the watering
down of DI, but last year they were unseated in the New York State
Conference by Buffalo.
The Cuse has struggled most since the spring of 2010 in the pack, where
they’ve seen several of their stalwarts graduate each season... Read More
It’s hard to see too many regrets for the Norfolk Blues following the
Blues played a high-scoring, effective brand of rugby all season,
culminating in a Mid-Atlantic championship and a trip to the national
At playoff time the Blues defeated Cincinnati in the Round of 16 and then
were edged 11-5 by the Boston Irish Wolfhounds.
A top eight... Read More