The Eagles advanced into the quarterfinal round in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens in the Langford, British Columbia, Canada, tournament via 2-1 an opening day performance from two uncommon match outcomes.
The USA opened the tournament’s first game with a 21-19 victory over an English side that has underformed all year. Both teams scored three tries, but the three conversions by Kelter (2)... Read More
John Mitchell has four games left on his plate before taking off for South Africa, or before he stops commuting to America from his home in South Africa, you might say. It was announced Thursday that Mitchell would leave USA Rugby after less than two years at the helm to coach the Blue Bulls of Super Rugby.
The move doesn’t come as a surprise, as Mitchell had been linked to multiple jobs over the... Read More
June events – June will see the final club playoff matches for women and men, the weekend of June 3 and 4. The contests will be played at Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado.
June 3 and 4 is also the weekend of the College Rugby Championships (CRC) for men, women, and highs schools. As in this past, the tournament will be in Chester, Pennsylvania’s MLS, Talen Energy Stadium (formerly, PPL Park.)... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - John Mitchell, head coach of the USA Men's Eagles, has been appointed executive of rugby at Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd, USA Rugby confirmed Thursday. He will assume the role in Pretoria, South Africa, in July following the U.S. National Team's Emirates Airline Summer Series and Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier matches.
Hired by USA Rugby in January 2016, Mitchell had plans to... Read More
The British are coming! The British are coming!
Specifically, a touring Oxford University fifteen is making a two-week tour of New England and New York City. The team will play two matches against leading clubs, and train with four eastern colleges.
Oxford arrives September 10 in Boston and leaves from New York City September 26.
The college rugby co-training will occur on the campuses of... Read More
On the latest episode of The Carter Divide, Ethan and I manage to get through a discussion about the London Sevens without exploding, in part because any frustration is tempered by Ethan’s increasing appreciation for the USA sevens squad.
The episode is on iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud, and here.
We also spend some time admiring the Hurricanes, and Ethan—who could be the poster boy for how easily... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Head Coach JD Stephenson has selected a 28-player squad for the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans' World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier series against Canada set for the third week of June.
Five D1A Rugby National Championship finalists - from Life University and Champion Saint Mary's College - in addition to varsity athletes from University of California, Berkeley, and Central... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Life University Director of High Performance Systems Scott Lawrence will join John Mitchell's Men's Eagles coaching staff this summer as the U.S. National Team seeks qualification for Rugby World Cup 2019.
The former AIG Men's Junior All-Americans coach recently led Life's men's collegiate side to a fifth consecutive D1A Rugby National Championship appearance - the second... Read More
In June of 2011, the College Rugby Championship would move to PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. It marked the second year of the CRC sevens event, first held in Columbus, Ohio, to a sparse crowd. That initial contest – aired on NBCSports – witnessed a ding-dong battle between Cal and Utah, tied at the whistle, and won in overtime by Utah 31-26. Utah’s football and rugby ace... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has recently released their Men’s Top 50 Final Rankings and the Men’s Top 10 Final Rankings (Challenge Cup).
Leading the Men’s Top 50 Final Rankings is The Claremont Colleges, followed by: Xavier University, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, California State University Maritime Academy and Louisiana State University –... Read More