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Rugby and Football Scramble to Cope with Omicron Variation Threat | sport

Postponement is not an option for the European Champions Cup as rugby union is in the front row against the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The organizers of the elite rugby clubs tournament in the northern hemisphere must insist that the teams do everything possible to organize matches, when the group …

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Canadian rugby sevens teams finish 8th, 11th at season opener in Dubai

The men of South Africa and women of Australia won the Dubai Sevens in style on Saturday, with both teams going undefeated in the first leg of the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The two finals were one-sided. The Blitzboks beat the United States 42-7 for their eighth title …

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Diocese director and rugby administrator Tony Murphy has died

WARWICK SMITH / Stuff Tony Murphy, center, when he received the title of Knight of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great in May. Murphy passed away last Saturday. Former Manawatū Catholic Church and Rugby administrator Tony Murphy has died. Murphy was director of the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North …

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T-Birds lead Canadian university men’s rugby championship

History links VANCOUVER – It’s that time of year again when the UBC Thunderbirds usually make noise on the national stage and this season shouldn’t be any different when they head east as the head of series number one before the start of the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship on …

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Super Rugby: Marty Banks had to prove to himself he’s good enough for the Highlanders’ return

Cult hero Marty Banks had every intention of returning for another season in Japanese rugby before a surprise phone call from Tony Brown before the NPC began redirecting him to a third stint with the Highlanders. Banks, 32, was named to the Highlanders squad on Monday alongside seven new Highlanders …

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Men’s rugby: Norwich advance to domestic quarter-finals with 36-5 win over IUP

Men’s rugby: Norwich advance to domestic quarter-finals with 36-5 win over IUP – Norwich Fri 11/19 | Rugby Men vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania F, 36-5 (Final) RC Sat 11/06 | Rugby Men vs. UMasse Lowell F, 29-14 (Final) RC sun, 10/31 | Rugby Men vs. Vermont F, 17-3 (Final) …

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The World Rugby Prize snub won’t bother the Springboks

01:04 am, November 18, 2021 With back-to-back wins over Wales and Scotland, the Springboks generated fantastic momentum on the year-end tour ahead of their clash against England at Twickenham on Saturday. The incredible depth and strength of Team Springbok make it very difficult for the opposition to absorb the pressure, …

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US Rugby Foundation seeks nominees for 2022 Hall of Fame class

The US Rugby Foundation accepts nominations for the 2022 American Rugby Hall of Fame Class. The nomination criteria are set out below. Applications for the 2022 class must be received no later than January 31, 2022. The US Rugby Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 with the mission of …

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