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Rampant Samoa power to USA Sevens title

Rampant Samoa – Samoa hit jackpot in Las Vegas, – New Zealand lead HSBC Sevens World Series, – Over 64,000 fans attend biggest ever rugby event in USA. Samoa beat Series leaders New Zealand 26-19 with the last play of a thrilling final to clinch the USA Sevens title at the Sam

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Six nations remain unbeaten at USA Sevens in Las Vegas

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 10, 2012: USA Sevens Las Vegas ‘Friday night football’ heralded a success, – 2016 Olympic hosts Brazil revel in return to World Series. New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, South Africa, Kenya and England all remain unbeaten after the opening day of action at the USA Sevens, round five of the HSBC Sevens

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IRB Opens Up HSBC Sevens World Series to Playing Nation

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 07, 2012: Rugby Playing Nation, The International Rugby Board has announced details of a new qualification pathway for the HSBC Sevens World Series as the sport continues to build towards its Olympic Games re-inclusion in 2016. With participation interest and competitiveness at an all-time high as Rugby Sevens goes from

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IRB Launches Concussion Management Education Website

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 07, 2012: The International Rugby Board has stepped up its policy of providing the best possible concussion education with the launch of a new interactive website (Concussion Management Education). The first of its kind in Rugby and one of the most comprehensive sport-specific concussion management initiatives, the website is free to

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IRB Confirms Pool Draw for USA Sevens and New Zealand

Confirms Pool Draw, The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round 5 of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, USA on 10-12 February 2012. The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Hertz Sevens in Wellington, the fourth round of the 2011/12

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Canada and Tonga Join Top Seeds in Sevens Quarter finals in Wellington

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 02, 2012: Sevens Quarter finals Wellington, Canada and Tonga both produced superb displays to top their respective pools on day one at the Hertz Sevens in Wellington and join the top seeds in the Cup quarter finals in the hunt for HSBC Sevens World Series points. Hosts and defending champions New

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2012 IRB Anti-Doping Handbook Launched

Jan 31, 2012: Anti Doping Handbook Launched, Alain Rolland has been forced to withdraw from his appointment as Assistant Referee for the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and England in Rome on February 11 due to a calf muscle strain. The Irishman, who refereed the Rugby World Cup 2007 Final and