Written By: Mark Janzen Like every rugby-playing South African boy, Riekert Hattingh grew up dreaming of playing in the World Cup. Next summer, Hattingh – a 23-year-old up-and-coming No. 8 hailing from Pretoria – has plans to make his childhood fantasy a reality – with an Eagle emblazoned on his chest. The burly forward, who is set to make his debut with the Seattle Seawolves of the MLR later this month, has June 1, 2019 circled in his calendar. That’s the date when Hattingh will become eligible to represent USA Rugby, having completed the World Rugby required 36 consecutive months...
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Written By: Adam McQueen After several weeks of recuperation following the adrenaline-sapping Vancouver Sevens, the Canadian Men’s Sevens Team now prepares to embark on the most testing month of their entire season. The three upcoming major tournaments, played over the next four weeks, may dictate the success of Canada's 2017/2018 campaign. First, Canada will compete in the prestigious Hong Kong event, the first of the two Asian legs on the HSBC World Sevens Series, with an eye on cracking the top ten in the yearlong standings. In order to do so they will need to knock off Spain, Australia, and...
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Written By: Karen Gasbarino-Knutt Evan Olmstead is a Canadian export. Then import. Then export again. And he's a great one at that.  Despite his Australian brogue, not a lot of Rugby Canada supporters are aware that Evan Olmstead was born in North Vancouver; though he did move with his family to Australia in 1994 at the age of three, where he grew up playing rugby. Canadian rugby supporters are also often unaware that Olmstead’s Canadian sporting ties run deep – he had a great-uncle who played professional hockey during its golden age, for three of the Original Six: Chicago, Montreal and Toronto....
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