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2012-06-15 10:22:43

RICHMOND, BC, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament (Richmond), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association in support of the 2012 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. The event is being held from June 21 to 23, 2012, at the Richmond Oval. "Our Government is pleased to support this...

2012-04-30 10:28:11

RUGBY, England, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JK Lasers, a subsidiary of GSI Group Inc. and a leading supplier of fiber lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, Q-Switched lasers, gas lasers, and associated process tools, announced today the launch of a two kilowatt (kW) fiber laser. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120305/NE64445LOGO) The new JK2000FL offers excellent beam quality and high processing powers, presenting manufacturers with a viable and cost-effective alternative to traditional...

2012-03-05 11:34:00

CHICAGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the spring 2012 season for the Chicago Wapiti Rugby Football Club (CWRFC) for children ages 4 - 14 to play rugby. On Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm from April 15 - June 24, children will once again be playing Rookie Rugby at Revere Park through a partnership between CWRFC and the Chicago Park District. Register at www.ChicagoWapitiRFC.com. Last year, CWRFC successfully launched the first youth rugby program in...

2012-02-21 11:45:19

How they won Rugby World Cup through height, mass and collective experience Rugby teams with the tallest backs, heaviest forwards, and greatest amount of collective experience are likely to be the most successful at World Cup level, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The researchers collected information on the weight, height and age of all players, including starters and substitutes who took part in Rugby World Cup matches between 1987 and...

2012-02-14 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The sport of rugby and city of Las Vegas are proving to be a perfect match after the 2012 USA Sevens international rugby tournament broke all previous attendance records in its third year at Sam Boyd Stadium. The three-day tally of 64,551 rugby fans was a significant increase in attendance from the 2011 USA Sevens. A crowd of 30,323 on Saturday, Feb. 11 was the largest crowd to ever attend a live rugby match in the United States....

2012-02-02 10:34:00

LONDON, February 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- England, Wales and Italy Face a Struggle in Six Nations Match Ups England, Wales and Italy face tough encounters in the opening weekend of games in the 2012 Six Nations according to a new interactive infographic [http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/infographic/rugby/index.html#EngFra04 ] from Thomson holidays'. The new infographic allows Six Nations fans to see the performance of each team for the past eight...

2011-09-29 11:03:21

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby. The research shows that the chance of a school player suffering an injury during a single season is at least 12 per cent and, according to some research, could be as high as 90 per cent. The researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and Cass Business School, City University say there is an urgent need to inform children, parents and coaches alike about the...

2011-09-28 08:09:00

LONDON, September 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dial-a-flight confirms you can still attend the Rugby World Cup live- but you'll have to hurry. Can the home nations quash every New Zealander's hopes and dreams? Rugby is adored in New Zealand. It's New Zealand's equivalent to football in Brazil- so you can imagine the jovial atmosphere and excitement currently being echoed across the country, as New Zealand hosts the seventh Rugby World Cup. The tournament's into...

2011-09-09 09:00:00

ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP Communications, Inc., a leading provider of international calling services and solutions, today announced the official release of its 2011 Rugby World Cup Expat Survey Report, which provides an inside look at the upcoming Rugby World Cup, taking place from September 9 to October 23 in New Zealand. VIP Communications solicited feedback on a variety of questions from more than 30,000 expat customers from six continents and more than 40...

2011-08-25 02:00:00

LONDON, August 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Celebrate the upcoming games in destinations from World Cups past, and join in the predictions for host country of the future - With the first game set to kick off on 9th September in New Zealand, the UK's leading website for travel deals comparison guides travellers to the world's top destinations for celebrating the Rugby World Cup. Show your colours at any of these rugby loving spots, all past, future or, in our opinion, most...