(Kent Ozmanski, VP of Rhino Rugby, interviewed Franklin and Marshall Men's Rugby via a Question and Answer format. Franklin College was founded in 1787 with a gift from Ben Franklin. Marshall College, named after the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was founded in 1836. The schools merged in 1853. F&M is co-ed, and located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Its nickname is the Diplomats.)
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The famous eastern prep schools Andover and Exeter have been football rivals since 1878, the second oldest in the nation. The great youth rugby rivalry is not back east but in Utah where Highland and United meet not only for bragging rights in the state but also often for the national U-19 championship.
In 2010, for the third consecutive year, these fifteens met for the U-19 title in local Rio... Read More
A different, first time venue for the USA will be against a German XV this November away. The German Rugby Federation, founded in 1927, is comprised of 125 member clubs, totaling 14,000 members. Amateurs represent most of the players on the national team, with 12 of the 34-person squad, coming from Heidelberger RK.
Historically, three-months before the 1936 XI Olympiad in Berlin, Rugby was an... Read More
Three conference championships were in play on Saturday as six seeds to the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals were determined. When the dust settled, Belmont Shore and Santa Monica have advanced out of the Pacific South, Rugby Utah and the Denver Barbarians emerge from the Frontier, and the Dallas Reds and the Austin Huns move on from the Red River.
With Belmont Shore already wrapping up... Read More
The USA Club Sevens Nationals bids from the South and Mid-Atlantic are set. Beltway Elite and Charlotte locked up the top seeds from their respective conferences, while Schuylkill River and Optimus Atlanta sealed the second seeds.
With a number of players nursing injuries and not wanting to push it before Nationals, the Beltway Elite came into the day short-handed and played most of... Read More
The continuing and unpromising decline of Men’s rugby in Australia spells problem for the sport in that country, and, consequently, for the world rugby community. One the most successful rugby nations, with two World Cup victories, and two RWC runner up placements, has experienced a steady and serious decline of fan and media interest.
First, there are the facts: rugby ranks as the 26th most... Read More
Team USA will take on Germany Nov. 18 in Frankfurt and Georgia Nov. 25 in Tbilisi in its only two fall tour tests. Both games will be streamed live on The Rugby Channel.
The Eagles are 3-2 all-time against the Lelos, with Georgia taking the most recent test this summer, staving off a late comeback to beat the USA 21-17 in Atlanta in June. The Eagles last played in Tbilisi in 2010, falling 19-17... Read More
Women's Age-Grade Sides in Can-Am Event - From August 1 to August 7, two USA Women's sides - Under 18 and Under 20 - will meet Canadian fifteens. The matches will be played at the University of Ottawa. The U-18s are coached by Farrah Douglas, and are named the Girls High School All-Americans. The team is sponsored by Atavus. The U-20s are coached by Wil Snape and are named the AIG Women's Junior... Read More
The PRO 12 professional league that includes Celtic teams from Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, and also two Italian clubs, announced the addition of two South African sides, the Cheetahs from Bloemfontein and the Southern Kings from Port Elizabeth. Neither of these clubs performed at the top echelon of South Africa's Super Rugby League, which will decrease next season.
Television revenues represent... Read More
Tony Ridnell wants to chair the USA Rugby board of directors. Who cares, you might say? What does that have to do with me, you might ask? The entire goal of this column is for you, whether you’re a low-level senior club player, a newly minted collegiate recruit, a high school coach, a referee, a rugby parent, an Eagle or an old boy, to understand why this matters.
In order to get to that point, I... Read More