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Change of plans

A switch from football to rugby has brought Ryne Haitsuka success

By Cindy Luis

~~<p>The similarities between rugby and football are many, including the balls used and the odd, unexpected bounces they can take.</p>
<p>Had the ball bounced one way, Ryne &quot;Pono&quot; Haitsuka would have spent Christmas break with Oregon State preparing for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl against Boise State. The former Kamehameha receiver had hoped to play football for the Beavers when he headed to Corvallis three years ago.</p>
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The similarities between rugby and football are many, including the balls used and the odd, unexpected bounces they can take.

Had the ball bounced one way, Ryne "Pono" Haitsuka would have spent Christmas break with Oregon State preparing for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl against Boise State. The former Kamehameha receiver had hoped to play football for the Beavers when he headed to Corvallis three years ago. Login for more...



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