In 2006, the Women’s Eagles went 4-1 in that year’s Rugby World Cup in Edmonton, Canada but failed to advance into the medal round, finishing fifth. In these 12-team events, only four nations move on to the semi-finals, and, even though the Eagles went 2-1 in pool play, it was insufficient as points differential relegated them to a lower bracket.
England shut out the USA 18-0 in the pool opener... Read More
The USA's five Americas Rugby Championship contests this year will be streamed live via TheRugbyChannel.tv and re-aired via ESPN's family of networks. Non-USA ARC matches will be streamed live on ESPN3 and in delay via TheRugbyChannel.tv.
ESPN hasn't published its full calendar for the entire time frame of the tournament, so it's too early to tell exactly where and when the USA matches will be... Read More
If you’re a rugby media junkie, then a reward of 36 newspaper pages awaits you twice a week if you know French and are interested in rugby of all kinds in France. The newspaper is called “Midi Olympique”; a bi-weekly, all rugby, all the time publication with a circulation of 90,000 sales for each issue. (Compare this to the UK magazine “Rugby World’s” 50,000 monthly newsstand sales.)
Founded in... Read More
With the addition of Arkansas State, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Tennessee and Wisconsin, there are now only three spots left to be filled for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. These additions, announced Monday, put the tournament on a path to having its most competitive field to date.
The Red Wolves, Sun Devils, Vols and Badgers... Read More
In the last round before the California Cup Grande Final next weekend at Treasure Island, Life West and OMBAC punched their tickets to championship on Saturday. With the Olympic Club versus Belmont Shore match being rained out, the last two games of the competition were win or go home. Life West came back from a 14-point deficit to beat SFGG in the final minutes to win 36-34 and OMBAC bashed the... Read More
A handful of PAC teams got in some early spring action this weekend in preparation for the start of the upcoming conference play. Cal got off to a strong start winning four games at the Dennis Storer Classic, including a 26-0 win over PAC rivals UCLA. In addition to the two California heavyweights, Arizona and Utah both came away with wins against Santa Clara and Dixie State respectively.
Despite... Read More
A Fiji developmental side won the first South American 7s, beating Argentina 19-6 in Viña del Mar, Chile. Los Pumas had beaten Fiji the week earlier in Uruguay. Fiji took the title on points differential.
More importantly, Uruguay and Chile qualified to play in the Las Vegas 7s (March 3,4, and 5), Vancouver (March 11, 12) and the Hong Kong 7s event in April.
The USA Falcons, comprised of young... Read More
In the post New Year’s period, there is a paucity of rugby matches, and none are listed on the World Rugby web site.
But there is the Viña del Mar sevens this weekend in Chile with eight national sides competing. The same teams played last week in Uruguay’s Playa del Este tournament.
The two pools are:
A: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, USA
B: Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji
There are some... Read More
Judgmentally, if there is one overworked cliché that undermines the understanding past, present, and future of rugby in the USA it is that the sport is a "sleeping giant." When anyone wants to narrate the state of rugby in America, invariably the term is trotted out like a stale bowl of mac and cheese at the start of a written article or the beginning of a broadcast interview. It is also the... Read More
Rugby Today assistant editor Pat Clifton has a new podcast, and in the pilot episode he chats with Bruce McLane, the current head coach at Iona College and formerly of the New York Athletic Club, where he coached alongside former Eagle head man Mike Tolkin. While with NYAC, McLane also coached several Eagles and won four Super League titles.
Click here to listen.