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Seahawks mum about Australian rugby star

...Pete Carroll said any player trying to make the transition from rugby to the NFL is in for a difficult challenge.Carroll was peppered with questions about Australian National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne on Wednesday after Hayne announced his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-16/seahawks-mum-about-australian-rugby-st
Sports

...in love with the profession. When he started there, he was an 18-year-old from the suburbs of Sydney who just "liked rugby and drinking with my mates," he said, but by the time he left the school (which has an alumni list boasting names like Hugh...

http://juneauempire.com/2015-03-25
Dean of college rugby

...saw a flier advertising the school's rugby program and decided to give the sport a...School, Dean proved to be a natural in rugby and is now considered one of the top college...country. "It was my first time playing rugby," Dean said of the tryout during a recent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110402/spo_rugby.shtml
Sports
My Turn: Standing united against domestic violence, child abuse

...with all Alaskans: Mark Schlereth, former NFL player; Matt Carle, NHL player; Alev Kelter, member of Team USA's womens rugby; Mario Chalmers, NBA player; David Registe, national champion long jumper; Lauren Murphy, world top-10 UFC fighter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-04/my-turn-standing-united-against-domes
Opinion
Today In Sports History

...221875 - Harvard beats Yale 4-0 in the schools' first football meeting. With 15 players on each side, the game is a mix of rugby and soccer.1945 - Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams is the first NFL player to have more than 300 receiving yards in a game...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-22/today-sports-history
Sports
Crimson Bears out-box Patriots 79-51 in Cap City Classic

...going to a fight and a hockey game breaks out was changed to a bruising mixed metaphor of basketball, football and full-speed rugby as the Juneau-Douglas and North Pole boys' basketball teams committed 31 first-half fouls and 60 for the game in a 79-51...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-29/crimson-bears-out-box-patriots-79-51-c
Sports
NZ's All Blacks defeat USA 74-6

...Zealand's mighty All Blacks turned their USA rugby rivals blue with a bruising defense, and...able to field their best side after USA Rugby chief executive Nigel Melville was able...same for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where rugby (the seven-a-side version, instead...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-02/nzs-all-blacks-defeat-usa-74-6
Sports
The long road south

...accident, McBride medaled twice in wheelchair rugby Paralympics and won two world championships...the last seven years playing wheelchair rugby for Team USA, traveled to 16 countries...McBride is playing with the local wheelchair rugby team, planning on trying out again for...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/long-road-south
Outdoors
Today in sports history

...victory over Atlanta in the NLDS. The longest postseason game in history takes 5 hours, 50 minutes to complete.2009 - Golf and rugby are added to the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympic Games.2010 - Mike Brinkley passes for six touchdowns and Armond Smith runs for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-09
Sports
The All Blacks win!

...back on top. Though battered and bruised, the New Zealand rugby team beat France 8-7 in the World Cup yesterday, or last...like Juneau should be proud of every one of theirs. Also, in rugby they use the word "biff" when describing a fight. And that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2011-10-24/all-blacks-win
Sports

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