1. Rugby: Why IRB Rugby Officiating Has Many Seeing Red

    Rugby Canada and London Irish forward Jebb Sinclair was sent off the field with a straight red card last weekend in the late stages of Canada's International Rugby Board (IRB) test match with Scotland at BMO Field in Toronto...

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  2. Canada vs. Scotland Rugby: Live Blog, Scoring Updates and Analysis

    Scotland have settled themselves in Toronto and will take to the pitch at BMO Field on Saturday to battle Canada in what promises to be the most exciting of this year's major North American internationals...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 4 months ago 1,009 reads 0 comments

  3. USA Rugby: The State of America's Rugby Union with Nigel Melville

    Seven years ago, former England scrum-half and captain Nigel Melville was appointed as CEO and President of Rugby Operations at USA Rugby...

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  4. Rugby Player Welfare Part 5: Talking CTE with Chris Nowinski

    Concussions in rugby have been one of the hot topics across the global rugby community over the last 12 months...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 9 months ago 454 reads 3 comments

  5. New Zealand Maori vs. Canada Rugby: Live Blog, Scoring Updates and Analysis

    New Zealand's Maori All Blacks begin their North American tour this afternoon against Canada at Toronto's BMO Field. It has been almost a year since these two teams faced each other at Oxford University; the Maori won that contest 32-19 ...

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  6. Picking a World Under-23 XV

    Following the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the International Rugby Board issued a statistical analysis of the event in which it broke down the ages of various players and groups within the tournament in comparison to years past...

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  7. Pro Rugby in America: New National Rugby Football League Soaking Up NFL Talent

    Players cut from NFL teams are being given the opportunity to continue with their sporting careers through the new National Rugby Football League ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 21,802 reads 142 comments

  8. Rugby Player Welfare Part 4: Trying to Shed Light in a Land of All Black

    Hot on the heels of our recent interview with the International Rugby Board's ( IRB ) Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Martin Raftery , we are pleased to bring you the final installment of our Bleacher Report series on player welfare in rugby...

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  9. Rugby Canada vs USA World Cup Qualifier Live Blog: Scoring, Updates and Analysis

    USA Rugby battles Canada on Saturday in a 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifier, live from Toronto's BMO Field, and we here at Bleacher Report are going to be with you every step of the way...

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  10. Pro Rugby in America: Brian Burke Calls for Professional Rugby in North America

    Professional rugby in North America has been a hot topic in 2013.  Our exclusive Bleacher Report coverage has previously chronicled the interest of both SANZAR (Super Rugby) ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 1,781 reads 6 comments

  11. USA Rugby vs Canada World Cup Qualifier Live Blog: Scoring, Updates and Analysis

    USA Rugby battles Canada on Saturday in a 2015 Rugby World Cup Qualifier, live from Charleston, and we here at Bleacher Report are going to be with you every step of the way...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 4,083 reads 28 comments

  12. Rugby Player Welfare Part 3: The IRB Responds to Its Critics

    Player welfare in the rugby community continues to be a hot topic these days. Our own Bleacher Report investigative series has outlined some of the major issues within the public ...

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  13. USA Rugby vs. Canada: Complete World Cup Qualifier Preview

    USA Rugby will host Canada in Charleston this Saturday as part of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 2,133 reads 17 comments

  14. The Most Shocking Rugby Jerseys Ever

    Rugby jerseys are at the heart of the sport's culture and lore. One need only think about the famous green and gold of the South African Springboks, sported by Nelson Mandela at the 1995 World Cup and made world famous in the movie Invictus ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 5,560 reads 5 comments

  15. Rugby Player Welfare Update: "Confirmed" Link Between Rugby and CTE

    Player welfare in the sport of rugby has been on the minds of many lately, following the recent comments of Scotland international Rory Lamont...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 1,706 reads 8 comments

  16. Rugby Player Welfare, Part 2: 'Rugby Is Not the NFL'...Not Yet, Anyway

    "Rugby is not NFL Football." That was the claim made by an International Rugby Board (IRB) representative recently. The comment came in response to a series of investigative reports from Ben Heather of New Zealand's Dominion Post ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 7,043 reads 16 comments

  17. Women's Rugby: 2013 Nations Cup Brings More Heartbreak for England

    It has not been an easy 2013 for the English women's rugby program. Once seen as a near unstoppable power in global rugby circles, England's women have suffered a  series of ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 649 reads 1 comments

  18. Rugby Player Welfare Part 1: The Canary in the Coal Mine

    The damning revelations that came to light this week, courtesy of veteran Scotland winger Rory Lamont, were revealed amidst a flurry of troubling reports concerning player trauma ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about 1 year ago 1,772 reads 7 comments

  19. British and Irish Lions: Will the Lions Win Really Matter?

    The British and Irish Lions have finally reversed their decades-old failure to secure a Test series win on tour, but will that win have any positive effect on the state of northern ...

    Jeff Hull Written by Jeff Hull about over 1 year ago 1,369 reads 5 comments

  20. The Hottest First Pitch Of All Time

    Hot is seldom a word closely associated with the ceremonial opening pitch at a baseball game. Now, if you're like me, then you've probably wondered about the answer to the age-old ...

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  21. Rugby 7s World Cup: Just Another Tournament

    The 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup concluded last weekend to a smattering of applause at a nearly empty Olympic Stadium in Moscow...

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  22. Brian O'Driscoll Dropped from Lions: The Right Move but Will It Matter?

    Brian O'Driscoll is one of the greatest rugby players of his generation. However, his presence was unlikely to help the Lions to the Test series victory they so desperately need...

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  23. 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup: Complete Day 2 Analysis

    The 2013 International Rugby Board 's (IRB) Rugby Sevens World Cup entered its second day of competition and the first day of contests in the women's bracket on Saturday...

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  24. IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup: Breaking Down the Day 1 Results

    The International Rugby Board's (IRB) Sevens World Cup officially kicked off its men's competition in Moscow Friday, with its first round of fixtures ...

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  25. Canada vs. Japan Live Blog: Pacific Nations Cup Updates, Analysis & Reaction

    The 2013 Pacific Nations Cup ( PNC ) decider kicks off today in Nagoya, Japan. Canada, who are undefeated in this year's PNC competition, will look to complete their perfect run, after a 15-hour flight to the Far East just days ago...

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