Weekend Watch Guide: All Eyes Are On College 7s & PRO14 Final

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It's very likely that if you are reading this; your son, daughter, sibling, or friend is playing in the Tucson in the College 7s National Championships.

It's possible you live in the Middle East and North Africa and you're super excited for a classic PRO14 final between Leinster and Glasgow.

2019 USA Rugby College 7s

Track the results here.

Watch all of the College 7s matches LIVE here.

Why should you be excited?

The 2018 batch of Falcons 7s players found their swagger at the College 7s National Championships. The D1A bracket produced Harley Wheeler, Austin White, and Lorenzo Thomas, while Marcus Tupuola got noticed crushing D1AA teams.

Expect a balmy 86 degrees fahrenheit to get hotter throughout the weekend in Tuscon.

Will Lindenwood complete their three-peat?

Can the Fresno State Bulldogs could pull off the double national championship spring in the women's D1 bracket?

Iowa CCC aree underdogs no more in D2.

Guinness PRO14 Final: Glasgow vs Leinster

 Leinster lost to the Sarries in the Champions Cup. It would be hard . to believe Leinster could have a trophy-less spring.

Watch Live from Celtic Park as Glasgow vs Leinster face-off in a massive clash. KO 6:30PM GMT/UTC

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2019 French Top 14 Round 26: La Rochelle vs Bordeaux

Sale fans are counting on a La Rochelle win if they want to watch Champions Cup next season. Bordeaux-Begles has nothing to play for.

2019 French Top14 Round 26: Clermont vs Montpellier

Watch Clermont vs Montpellier

Montpellier cling to their playoff dreams at the sixth spot in the table. Clermont is no stranger to crushing playoff dreams, but Montpellier is fresh off a momentous win over Stade Francais.

2019 French Pro D2 Final

Watch Bayonne vs Brive LIVE here.

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

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

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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

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

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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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