In July and August 1989, Pacific Coast Women toured New Zealand, making it the first ever territorial side sanctioned tour. The team would go 6-1, losing only the opening game to New Zealand (13-7), and winning the next six in a row against club and university fifteens.
In addition to this original sanctioning was the fact that it marked also the first New Zealand Women’s Test Match. It is... Read More
Lafayette, Colo. (March 23, 2017) – USA Rugby announced a long-term extension with partner Atavus to facilitate the USA Rugby Academy (USARA) – a critical part of USA Rugby player development – at locations across the country to identify and develop the nation’s top young players.
USARA “Powered by Atavus” events are grouped into three categories to meet specific needs in USA Rugby's player... Read More
The DI Rankings saw little movement this weekend with the exception of a few results. The big takeaway from this weekend’s results is that the top four are still heads above the rest of the group.
BYU used a strong first half to defeat Central Washington in the Pacific Northwest. The Cougars imposed themselves, ultimately winning 46-24. Despite the loss, Central Washington does not drop out of... Read More
It is important to communicate World Rugby's recent 12-year calendar plans for 2020 to 2032 as they impart major changes to international rugby. The two key issues furthered proffer more Men's Test match competition between Tier One and Tier Two nations (39% increase with 110 matches), and more attention to overall player safety.
In order to systemize a world calendar, all nations will start and... Read More
NEW YORK – A final updated 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced that will include Boston College and Utah Valley into the pool of 14 teams, replacing Utah and Arizona State.
Boston College joins the 2017 Varsity Cup having completed one of their strongest seasons in recent history this past fall, finishing in a standings tie atop the East Coast Rugby Conference. Utah... Read More
Army shook off the rust from a long winter by heading out west for a pair of games. The Black Knights split the contests, beating UCLA 45-19 and losing to San Diego State 22-15
The trip out west got off to a bit of a rocky start with the snow out east. A few of Army’s players arrived the morning of the game with UCLA. Nonetheless, West Point got off to strong start against the Bruins on Thursday... Read More
The pre-Asia high performance 7s camp running Wednesday through Monday will see several invited athletes vie for a spot on Team USA for the upcoming World Series legs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Included in the mix is Washington linebacker Psalm Wooching, who announced to much fanfare earlier this year he intended to pursue rugby upon graduating instead of a career in professional football.
Of... Read More
The second summer test for Team USA has been solidified, as the Eagles will host Georgia at Fifth Third Bank Stadium June 17 in Kennesaw, Ga. This tilt comes a week after the previously announced test with Ireland June 10 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The Eagles will also play a home-and-home series with Canada as part of Rugby World Cup qualifications, though the dates and venues for those... Read More
BYU, Utah and Air Force are out of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, replaced by Harvard. Rumor has it Arizona State will be out, too, if not on its own volition, because of the well-publicized, on-pitch assault involving someone who wasn’t a student at ASU punting an Arizona counterpart in the face while he was kneeling to tie his shoe. More teams might be in the fold as replacements, as well. The... Read More