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By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - It is hard to miss the fact that football (soccer) in Brazil is far more than just a sport. In recent years however, other sports have gained traction in the land of Pele and Adriano. One such is rugby union, and those involved with the Rio Rugby Club can attest to a growing enthusiasm among locals and expatriates alike.

One of those heavily involved with spreading the rugby gospel in Rio is New Zealander Dale Smith. By all accounts a talented . . .

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