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U.S. leagues taking note of Australian growth

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

A collection of 200-pound rugby players from Australia is expected to create a buzz for the sport in Chicago again on Saturday. For the second year in a row, TLA Worldwide is bringing a top international rugby team to Soldier Field. Last year, it was the New Zealand All Blacks that attracted a s...

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