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Pro Rugby League (USA) – A single contest this week as San Diego (4-2) visit Ohio (3-3) on Sunday, June 5. Match begins at 3 p.m.

Men’s Eagles June Schedule -  There are two test matches in northern California. On June 18, the Eagles will face Italy at Avaya Stadium San Jose. Tickets are $18.00. Television on therugbychannel.com begins at 6 p.m. PT, and 9 p.m. ET.

The second contest is against Russia at Bonney Field, Sacramento on June 25. Tickets are $23.00. The television will begin at 7 p.m. PT and 10 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased at www.usarugby.org/tickets.

England versus Australia Down Under – Of the many key test matches this summer, this may be the most interesting, mainly because England Coach, Eddie Jones, has proclaimed that the Red Roses will vanquish the Wallabies. The Australians are currently second in World Rugby rankings. The Aussies whipped England in last autumn’s Rugby World Cup Pool A, where the host nation went 2-2 in pool play and did not qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time in all past World Cups.

The first game is this Saturday, June 11, in Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Wales away at New Zealand – Wales visit the All-Blacks who may be a tad rusty from their second consecutive World Cup championship last October Wales have played competitively in the past winter’s Six Nations Championship, won by England with a 5-0 unblemished record.  The match will be Saturday, June 11 in the famous Eden Park Stadium, Auckland. Wales have not beaten the All Blacks since 1953, a losing skein of 26 matches.

Sportsmanship at the CRC – In one of Sunday’s games, a player rolled atop an opponent in the try zone, attempting to thwart the last minute, winning score. The referee awarded a penalty try, and also signaled a rare red card dismissal for dangerous play. The guilty player left the field but did not return to the changing area. Instead, he waited for the end of the clapping off ceremony (his team lost), and approached the struck player, obviously offering an apology. The two embraced in a fine display of sportsmanship that has always been a hallmark of rugby.