1. Canada vs. Ireland Rugby: Live Coverage, Updates and Analysis

    Welcome to our live Bleacher Report coverage of summer international rugby. We are live from Toronto’s BMO Field, where Canada will host Ireland on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET...

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  2. Rugby Union: Vicious Rugby Hit Sees Tongan Suspended

    Tonga's David Halaifonua has been suspended by the International Rugby Board (IRB), via IRB.com , for six weeks due to a vicious, illegal hit on Canada winger Matt Evans...

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  3. IRB Rugby 2013 Summer Tests: Canada vs Ireland Match Preview and Analysis

    Rugby Canada will undertake their biggest challenge of the summer this Saturday, when they take on Ireland at Toronto's BMO Field...

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  4. Rugby Union: Tonga Allege Prejudice in IRB Officiating

    Tongan head coach Mana Otai has made a serious and controversial set of allegations in regard to how the International Rugby Board (IRB) officiates matches involving Pacific Island nations...

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  5. USA Rugby vs. Ireland: Live Coverage, Updates and Analysis

    USA Rugby's national senior men's team, the Eagles, take to the field at BBVS Compass Stadium in Houston on Saturday night against Ireland in their biggest test of the summer...

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  6. Blue Jays: Top 5 Brett Lawrie Overreactions

    Brett Lawrie , that athletic, ultra-skilled, ultra-competitive phenom for the Toronto Blue Jays —who just happened to be batting ...

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  7. State of Origin: Historical Series Infographic and Analysis

    The 2013 State of Origin Series got off to an explosive start this week. As our complete Bleacher Report coverage of Match 1 explained, the Blues reigned superior in the initial contest, in more ways than one...

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  8. Rugby Union: American Pro Rugby Project Pushed to 2014

    Rugby Law, the partnership which had forged a carriage agreement with the NFL Network, and has dreams of bringing a professional rugby competition to North American shores, has announced ...

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  9. USA Rugby vs Ireland: Coaching Staffs Talk to Bleacher Report

    USA Rugby head coach Mike Tolkin knows he and his squad will be in a tough spot on June 8, when they face the might of Ireland at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium...

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  10. IRB Rugby 2013 Summer Tests : USA vs Ireland Match Preview, Rosters & Analysis

    The USA Rugby Eagles will take on a dangerously understrength Ireland squad in their second International Rugby Board (IRB) test match of the summer at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on June 8...

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  11. Ranking a Rugby Rogue: 5 Shades of Dylan Hartley

    New Zealand-born Dylan Hartley has had a long and storied rugby career; unfortunately, you'll have to find many of those stories in the horror section...

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  12. IRB Pacific Nations Cup Match Report: USA vs. Canada

    The 2013 Pacific Nations Cup kicked off on Saturday, with two fiercely contested matches between some of the world's more promising rugby nations...

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  13. IRB Pacific Nations Cup Preview: Canada vs USA

    On May 25, the battle for North American rugby supremacy opens a new chapter as, for the first time, Canada and the United States will play each other as part of the revamped Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) ...

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  14. IRB World Junior Rugby Trophy: A How-To Guide

    In 2012, the USA Rugby AIG Men's Junior All-Americans won the IRB World Junior Rugby Trophy in a competition designed as a development tool for the world's tier 2 rugby nations...

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  15. NFL and Premier Rugby to Partner in USA

    The NFL Network and Premier Rugby Limited , the parent company of The Aviva Rugby Premiership in England, will soon partner in an initiative which, if successful, has the potential ...

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  16. IRB Sevens Rugby: New Zealand Win and Lose

    Last Sunday brought us one step nearer to the close of the 2012/13 IRB Sevens season, in what was perhaps the most decisive tournament yet...

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  17. 2015 World Cup Schedule: 5 False Facts

    When the International Rugby Board (IRB) released their schedule for the 2015 Rugby World Cup , they did so adamant that all of the previous inequity issues— which I related in my last column —had been addressed...

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  18. 2015 Rugby World Cup: Another Shameful Schedule

    Today, with the release of its match schedule for the 2015 Rugby World Cup , the International Rugby Board (IRB) firmly drove its knife through the back of developing rugby regions—namely Eastern Europe, Africa and North America...

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  19. 2013 Lions Tour: A Legacy at Risk

    There are few legacies more famous in world rugby circles than that of the British and Irish Lions. The first Lions fixture and first tour collaboration between the four British home unions took place in 1950 ...

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  20. Rugby Union: Cross-Border Clashes and Pro Possibilities

    Having eliminated the possibility of European rugby expanding to North America in my February interview with RaboDirect Pro 12 Director David Jordan , I sat down in March to talk ...

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  21. IRB Women's Sevens: Last Call in Amsterdam

    The International Rugby Board's (IRB) Women's Sevens Series will soon arrive in Amsterdam for the fourth and final leg of the 2012/13 season...

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  22. IRB Sevens Series: Into the Home Stretch

    When they fly into the West of Scotland in a few weeks' time, New Zealand head coach Gordon Tietjens and his team may feel a tinge of deja vu...

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  23. IRB Rugby Sevens: A Look Ahead to Hong Kong

    In past years, Hong Kong was something of a showcase on the IRB Sevens Series . Its expanded tournament format allowed for some great storylines , as minnow nations got their shot at taking on the world's elite...

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  24. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Case Against Truculence

    The Toronto Maple Leafs and their coach Randy Carlyle have adopted one of the NHL 's toughest team personas, but is it providing Toronto fans with a false sense of optimism? ...

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  25. Exclusive: SANZAR CEO Greg Peters Talks Super Rugby Expansion

    In 2004, the International Rugby Board (IRB), recognizing that North America lacked an effective high-performance rugby competition, used its strategic-investment dollars to create a tournament known as the North America Four (NA4)...

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