What To Watch And Why This Weekend

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It's a big weekend in live rugby with the Women's Six Nations kicking off, and the Americas Rugby Championship starting, as well.

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The USA is looking for a three-peat, with Chile the first opponent in the five-game competition. Argentina XV opens against Brazil, but watch out for a resurgent Canada.

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Women Six Nations

Six of the very best teams in the world playing for a historic trophy. We're already underway. Can France repeat?

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Guinness PRO14

The PRO14 takes a break because of the Six Nations, but the South African teams aren't taking a break. Fans in the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and France. 

The Southern Kings are just about the most exciting 2-11 team in professional rugby. The Cheetahs are on the outside of the playoff group right now, but not that far outside, and a win over the Kings would give them a boost.

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Premiership Rugby Cup

Up-and-comers in the Premiership chase each other as Worcester takes on Wasps. Worcester is 2-1 and has a shot at catching Saracens.

Worcester vs Wasps

College Rugby

The Saint Mary's Gaels host a very capable Utah Valley University, who are seriously looking to make a rankings case, and the Glendale Rugby Academy. Games are at 12:45pm and 2:45pm Pacific Time.

Utah Valley U at Saint Mary's

Glendale U23s at Saint Mary's



DateGameCompetitionLinkViewing Area
Feb-1England at IrelandWomen Six NationsWatch LiveUSA and Canada
Feb-1Italy at ScotlandWomen Six NationsWatch LiveUSA and Canada
Feb-2Utah Valley U at Saint Mary'sUSA D1A CollegeWatch LiveEverywhere
Feb-2Glendale U23s at Saint Mary'sUSA D1A CollegeWatch LiveEverywhere
Feb-2Canada at UruguayAmericas Rugby ChampionshipOn-DemandUSA
Feb-2Argentina XV at BrazilAmericas Rugby ChampionshipOn-DemandUSA
Feb-2USA at ChileAmericas Rugby ChampionshipWatch LiveUSA
Feb-2Cheetahs v Southern KingsGuinness PRO14Watch LiveMid. East, N. Africa, Latin Amer., Spain, Portugal, France
Feb-2Worcester vs WaspsPremiership Rugby CupWatch LiveUSA and Canada
Feb-2Wales at FranceWomen Six NationsWatch LiveUSA and Canada



Round 4: Super Rugby Aotearoa/AU Team of the Week

Codie Taylor, Crusaders

With the Australian Super Rugby teams entering the fold this week, the Super Rugby Team of the Week selection just got a whole lot tougher. There were plenty of great performances over the weekend, and a few names on the sheet that continue to show up week in and week out. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: New England Freejacks

New England Free Jacks

The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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10 Monday Notes: Hot Seats In NZ, Super Rugby Kicks Off In AUS

Reds, Harry Wilson

The gifts keep on coming, as Super Rugby AU's new season just got underway this past weekend with two scintillating matchups, while Super Rugby Aotearoa once again dazzled fans. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Houston Sabercats

Houston Sabercats

The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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More Rugby! Super Rugby Australia Kicks Off With Reds vs Waratahs

Waratahs

Much to the delight of many rugby fans all around the world, Super Rugby began a New Zealand-only competition three weeks ago, giving spectators something great to feast their eyes on after a long rugby layoff since the start of the pandemic. Well, starting this weekend the rugby universe will be treated to another great competition, as Super Rugby now begins its Australian-only league. 

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TWO UNBEATENS REMAIN: Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 4 Preview

Richie Mo'unga, Crusaders

Through three rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa, it's the Blues and the Crusaders who still remain unbeaten, while the Chiefs and the Hurricanes are still in search of a first victory on the season. The Highlanders, meanwhile, sit at 1-1 after two heart-stopping fixtures against the Chiefs and the Blues. 

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Date Set For New Zealand's North vs South Island Battle

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For the first time since the mid 1980's, New Zealand is set to reintroduce the famous North vs South Island match on August 29th, pitting players from each of the two parts of New Zealand against one another to settle where the best rugby players in the country truly come from. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Colorado Raptors

Colorado Raptors

The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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Could New Zealand Be Hosting The Entire 2020 Rugby Championship?

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With much of the world shut down still thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, rumors are swirling that New Zealand could be home to the entire 2020 Rugby Championship. The past three weeks have seen the beginning of the Super Rugby Aotearoa, a competition involving just the four New Zealand Super Rugby franchises. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Austin Gilgronis

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The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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