A recent pro soccer statistic from England carries significant long-term importance regarding a professional club’s revenue stream; specifically, a sports organization can be profitable without fans in the stands. Original NFL owner, Tex Schramm, forecast way back in the early 1980s that a football game could be played on a field-sized soundstage minus attendees.
The annual share of television... Read More
Three-cap Paul Mullen has been signed to the Newcastle Falcons on a four-month trial contract. The Irish-born, American-educated scrum specialist played sparingly for the Houston Sabercats during the inaugural MLR season, but he follows Paul Lasike, Bryce Campbell and Ben Landry in the move from the budding American league to overseas.
"Paul has broken through to the full international scene in... Read More
The San Diego Surfers captured their third sevens national championship with a 19-12 victory over the Scion Sirens. The California side jumped out to an early 19-0 lead and withstood a late charge to become the first program with three 7s titles in history.
The Surfers were dominant on day one, going 3-0 in pool play and only yielding five points. They were put to the test, however, in the cup... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This week, Memphis Inner City Rugby co-founder and executive director Shane Young breaks exciting news for arguably the most impressive rugby organization in the country, as well as the day-to-day of improving kids' lives through the sport. Shane also talks about recruiting Cam Dolan, then a backup QB, off the... Read More
To honor longtime rugby player and supporter, Terry O'Reilly, the United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the third year of the Terry O'Reilly Memorial Scholarship Program.
USRF Accepting Terry O'Reilly Memorial Scholarship Applications Through September 30, 2018
In 2016, the USRF introduced the Terry O'Reilly Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a deserving high school senior rugby... Read More
This Saturday, August 18, sets up the showdown for the side that will qualify as Africa 1 in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Two unbeaten teams, Namibia and Kenya will face off in Windhoek, Namibia, on Saturday. The loser will be relegated to the four nation repechage tournament, which already numbers Canada, Hong Kong, and Germany.
Last week, Kenya thumped Tunisia 67-0 to remain... Read More
World Rugby has confirmed Australia and New Zealand as Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 host candidates after each union submitted their bid responses to the international federation by the 10 August deadline.
The 2021 tournament will be the first to feature exciting new format changes, including the extension of the tournament window from 23 to 35 days, promoting player welfare, the addition of a... Read More
The Bulldogs bested Belmont Shore to 19-7 to claim the men’s club 7s national championship at Columbia University in New York, NY. The side comprised of mostly College All-Americans went 6-0 on the weekend in route to a title.
The Colorado based side coached By Steve Lewis battled Belmont Shore in the final game of pool play. They overcame a 7-0 lead to win 15-7 and claimed the top spot in the... Read More
Day one of the women’s club sevens saw most of the favorites reach the cup quarterfinals with several exceptions. Traditional powers, NYRC, Life West, San Diego and Scion all came out as group victors.
Pool D featured the most competitive balance with three teams going 2-1. Scion, ARPCT, and Boston all finished 2-1 but Scion and ARPCT found their way through thanks to point differential.
The... Read More
Day one of the men’s Club Rugby 7s was a long, wet and tough day of rugby. Playing on a small field on the campus of Columbia in the heart of NYC, 16 teams battled it out to reach the final eight after an extensive lighting delay after two rounds of action.
Mystic River clinched its spot in the final eight with a 2-0 start and finished the day with a win over an over an uninspired Denver... Read More