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2019 MLR Championship Preview

2019 MLR Championship Preview

Sunday afternoon’s Major League Rugby Championship will feature two sides in the Seattle Seawolves and the San Diego Legion that are extremely familiar with one another. The Championship match at Torero Stadium will also feature two teams that are extremely evenly matched. Between the familiarity and the similarity between the two sides, Sunday’s match has all the makings to be another instant classic. Dating back to last season, the top-ranked Legion and the second place Seawolves come into Sunday’s match having played each other four times. The all-time series is tied at 2-2, with the Seawolves taking the two matches...

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RUGBY RULES EXPLAINED

RUGBY RULES EXPLAINED

  Rugby’s existence made its first debut in the town of Rugby, England, in the year 1823. Supposedly a man named William Webb Ellis was playing a casual game of association soccer, when he decided to pick up the ball and run with it toward the opposition’s goal line. The sport developed over time, leaving us with the Rugby Union, a full contact team sport traditionally played with 15 players on each side. ~ ~ ADVANTAGE LAW – Allows play to proceed after an infringement in the case of the non-offending team receiving an advantage. ATTACKING TEAM – The team in possession...

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RUGBY 101 BY COACH ROB

RUGBY 101 BY COACH ROB

Coach Rob’s playing career started at London Irish in 1999, spending 5 seasons with the club and winning the Powergen Cup in 2002. In 2004 Hoadley moved away from London Irish to join rivals London Wasps. During his time at London Wasps the club won the 2004-05 Zurich Premiership, 2005–06 Anglo-Welsh Cup, 2006-07 Heineken Cup, 2007–08 Guinness Premiership.

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