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The Straight Feed – Woe Canada

Now that the euphoria of the Vancouver 7s has faded it’s time to get back to serious business. To steal a phrase from Chris LeFevre’s open letter, Canadian rugby is ‘heading into the abyss’ and it’s time to start clawing our way out. Conveniently Rugby Canada’s Annual General Meeting is this ...

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I Urge Argentina To Relax Overseas Player Rule

I urge Argentina to relax the overseas player rule. The existing UAR policy blocks any player from playing for Los Pumas who does not play in Argentina. The only exceptions are when an individual has permission from the union to play abroad. The ruling was brought into being to attract ...

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Ease Up on Italy – Progress is Apparent

Recent performances against Wales and Ireland saw the Italians coming off second best without meeting expectations. Yet the past provides insight into the present and also the future. There is reason to say ease up on Italy – progress is apparent. Failures A lot has been going wrong, this cannot ...

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World Rugby Deserve Questioning Over Anglo Monopolized Refereeing

World Rugby deserve questioning over Anglo monopolized refereeing. In response to the past weekend’s Six Nations fixtures social media was alive with people opposed to monolingual officiating. Played on Saturday and Sunday, the opening round of the 2017 Six Nations Championship featured referees from the Top 14, Super Rugby and Aviva ...

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Argentina Mourns the Loss of Puma Bernardo Miguens

Argentina rugby mourns the loss of Bernardo Miguens. The former CUBA and Puma fullback suffered an accident while on vacation in Pinamar and was unable to respond to treatment. He passed away while being transported to Buenos Aires. He was 58. The fourth child of a rugby family, his brothers ...

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Eagles set to Experiment in ARC

John Mitchell has included some surprise names in his 35-man squad for the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship. Nine uncapped players and a few unexpected returnees line a largely inexperienced squad that also features some overseas pros. As expected Todd Clever returns as co-captain, though he will assume sole leadership responsibilities ...

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Full Speed Ahead for Ireland’s RWC 2023 Bid

It is full speed ahead for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid. The ‘small island on the end of the world’ is ‘ready for the world’. These are two of the phases used by the IRFU to promote their bid. Together they provide clarity as to Ireland’s determination to host ...

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Changing New Zealand Policy and Tests in Americas

Ongoing discussions to establish a Global Season are reported to be reaching a stalemate. The divide of union-run professionalism and that of private-run leagues has a north vs south split. Going to War In seeking to find common ground the meetings have, thus far, failed. Midi Olympique wrote that “the ...

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