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England drop in IRB rankings

England drop in IRB rankings | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
England's hopes of securing a top seeding for the 2015 Rugby World Cup draw later this year suffered a major setback with defeat to Wales in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday...
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Argentine Rugby Union signs 10 players on professional contracts

Argentine Rugby Union signs 10 players on professional contracts | Global Rugby | Scoop.it

The Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) will, for the first time in its history, have 10 players offically signed as professionals.

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The Rugby Championship - what it means for Argentina

The Rugby Championship - what it means for Argentina | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
The Pumas this year become the fourth team in what used to be the Tri Nations. Michael Burgess visited Argentina and found nervous rugby people who know they face difficult times but believe they will do better than Italy entering...
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Super Rugby set for expansion into USA & Japan?

Super Rugby set for expansion into USA & Japan? | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Greg Peters, the SANZAR chief executive, has admitted that the possibility exists for Super Rugby to expand into Japan and the United States of America...
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Welsh team to face Georgia

Welsh team to face Georgia | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
A representative team from the Welsh Principality Premiership Division will play Georgia next month...
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Mike Tolkin Named USA Eagles Head Coach

Tolkin Named USA Eagles Head Coach BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced today that Mike Tolkin will be the next head coach of the Men’s National Team, the Eagles. A New York native, Tolkin has coached in the U.S.
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Just For Fun: Al Baxter On A Life in the Front Row

Just For Fun: Al Baxter On A Life in the Front Row | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
By Paul Cook Al Baxter - Image by www.seiserphotography.com Part One – Best of the Rest, The Wallabies and ‘That Game’ When the NSW Waratahs forwards pack down for their first scrum of the 2012 Super Rugby season in a little under a month’s time,...
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RuggaMatrix America 079 – The Eightman, The College Man and The 7s Questions

Al, Pat and Bruce check in with BYU captain Ryan Roundy to talk about rugby, injuries and his future, Tennessee Head Coach Marty Bradley to talk about changes in the college game, and break down the USA’s poor showing at the Wellington 7s.
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Brazil confirmed to host South American Sevens in 2012 and 2013

Brazil confirmed to host South American Sevens in 2012 and 2013 | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Brazilian captain, Fernando PortugalBrazil´s dream of becoming a rugby power continues to take shape and the cuontry has been awarded with the hosting rights to the South American Sevens events for the next two years.
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USA to Host IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012

USA to Host IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012 | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
The 2012 USA Rugby Youth Conference was a huge success this weekend in Atlanta, I think it exceeded all expectations in terms of attendance, content and passion.
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Argentine players' futures for next season and beyond

Argentine players' futures for next season and beyond | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Argentina's first choice scrum half Nicolás Vergallo who hasn't fallen to fourth choice scrum half behind Luke Burgess, Jean-Marc Doussain and Nicolas Bézy, is rumoured to be joining Agen next season.
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World Cup Tales – FIJI with Campese Ma’afu

World Cup Tales – FIJI with Campese Ma’afu | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
By Paul Cook Fiji left the last World Cup with a glowing reputation having knocked out Wales in the pool stages before pushing the eventual champions South Africa to the brink in a pulsating Quarter-Final and becoming everyone’s second team in the...
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Tier-Two Countries to compete in new competition?

Tier-Two Countries to compete in new competition? | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Portugal vs USA, November 2010One of the major issues of Rugby World Cup´s is that teams who are given no chance of winning the tournament of getting past or even to the Quarter Finals face the top ranked sides on the global stage despite rarely or...
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Irish Rugby Football Union considers bidding for 2023 RWC

Irish Rugby Football Union considers bidding for 2023 RWC | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Ireland Rugby Football Union chief executive Philip Browne has confirmed that they are considering submitting a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup...
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Pampa'd Pumas on the prowl

Pampa'd Pumas on the prowl | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
If the Pumas spring some surprises over the next few years of the Rugby Championship, significant credit should go to Las Pampas.No, not the thousands of kilometres of grasslands in inland Argentina, where cattle ranches abound...
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Brazilian rugby to elect a new symbol

Brazilian rugby to elect a new symbol | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Arara - new symbol? The final stage of electing a new symbol for Brazilian rugby is underway with the country´s governing body the CBRu set to finish off the process which started back in October 2010.
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The Rugby Championship - Pumas to Watch

The Rugby Championship - Pumas to Watch | Global Rugby | Scoop.it

Having been a flyhalf all his career in Argentina and having made his mark in this position for Biarritz, Marcelo Bosch was unable to make Argentina´s squad for Rugby World Cup 2007.

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World Series relegation scheme could touch 7s Eagles

World Series relegation scheme could touch 7s Eagles | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
The Sevens World Series plans to implement a promotion-relegation system after the end of next season, having first added three more teams as regular competitors.
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Spain climb to new high in IRB world rankings

Spain climb to new high in IRB world rankings | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Spain's reward for victory over Georgia in the European Nations Cup is a place in the IRB World Rankings top 20 for the first time.
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Italy eye historic victory

England will be going out to extend their unbeaten run against Italy when the two teams come face to face at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday...
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Time for a European re-jiggle???

Time for a European re-jiggle??? | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Shouldn’t the IRB be encouraging other European teams to have the chance to improve their play and get more recognition? Surely by doing this, it will highlight the game to a larger audience and encourage them to grab an oval ball and take up the game.
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Canada to play three tests with USA in June. Derbies don't come much bigger than this!

Canada to play three tests with USA in June. Derbies don't come much bigger than this! | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
The Canadian national senior men’s rugby team is heading to Kingston for the first time since 2001.
Rugby Canada announced Tuesday that Canada...
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Who will play for Los Pumas in June?

Who will play for Los Pumas in June? | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
The complications that Rugby World Cup years bring to professional competitions are well known.
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Churchill Cup 2009 - Canada vs Georgia

Churchill Cup 2009 - Canada vs Georgia | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
DTH van der Merwe scoring for Glasgow The 2009 Churchill Cup saw history being made as Canada and Georgia faced each other for the first time ever.
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Paul Wallace investigates who will lead the 2013 Lions tour

Paul Wallace investigates who will lead the 2013 Lions tour | Global Rugby | Scoop.it
Lions manager Andy Irvine (L) chats with Wallabies captain James Horwill
With the World Cup put to bed, the next great landmark for home union players is the Lions tour to Australia in 2013.
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