Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Las Vegas Invitational has sweetened the pot for the champion of its men’s elite division, offering a $25,000 purse, with the champion taking home $20,000 and the runner up claiming $5,000.
The LVI, held in conjunction with the USA Sevens, one of 10 stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, boasts more than 270 teams annually across 20 divisions. The... Read More
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s new competition, rebranded as Global Rapid Rugby, has received the green light from World Rugby. Forrest announced the sanction approval on Twitter via a studio-produced video Thursday, following the World Rugby Council’s vote to sanction the league.
“The name Global Rapid Rugby, it does suit the philosophy of fast moving, free-scoring, festival of entertainment,” said... Read More
The DI rankings remain relatively static. Three games with ranked teams took place over the weekend and the better ranked team won in two of those affairs.
The big game of the weekend saw Lindenwood hold off Navy on the road. It was the Lions first real test of the season and they came away with a big road win.
Kutztown beat St. Bonaventure 52-39 in a shootout. The Bonnies have been competitive... Read More
The DII playoffs got under way this weekend and the results caused a shake up in the DII rankings.
Queens College defeated Furman 36-31 showing the power of the Cardinals Conference and the warranted three seeds they got to the post season. Queens moves up to 14 and UVA, who also won this weekend, moves to 10. NC State remains at two.
Iowa Central had a strong second half against IUPUI and won 56... Read More
The United States Men's National Team faces an old foe Saturday in Romania. The Eagles boast a 6-2 all-time record over the Oaks, with the rivalry dating back to 1919. At the 1924 Olympics in Colombes, France, the USA defeated Romania 37-0 en route to winning gold.
The last meeting went Romania's way, 23-10, back in 2016. Saturday marks the fourth-straight time the Eagles have played Romania in... Read More
Today, there is great joy in New Zealand after World Rugby awarded the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup to that nation. The voting panel chose the Kiwis over Australia (the only other bidding country) 25-17. Now, the Black Ferns will play in front of a home crowd as they seek their sixth WRWC title.
The matches will be played on the North Island in Auckland and Whangarei. Venues start as low as 5,... Read More
In the autumn of 1980, the Mbabalas made a tour of the United states, marking the first ever American appearance of a black rugby club from South Africa. The team was comprised of workers employed in the nation's mining industry.
The visit followed a stopover in Great Britain where the team trained at Oxford University. Both trips came at a time when the world’s sport organization prohibited... Read More
The showpiece Women's Rugby World Cup event will take place in New Zealand’s North Island in July and August 2021.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 is the ninth edition of the tournament and the first to be held in the southern hemispher World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for the prestigious tournament to New Zealand Rugby.
With women’s rugby continuing to experience record global growth and... Read More
The Fall DIA campaign is coming to a close. Several conferences had post season games to determine playoff positions while other conferences are getting under the bulk of their season under way.
Army won Rugby East a few weeks ago but other teams are jockeying for playoff spots. Penn State reached the century mark against Buffalo and Kutztown edged St. Bonaventure 52-39 in a shootout... Read More
Rosters for Major League Rugby's sophomore campaign are steadily filling up as the season opener sits just over two months away. We've compiled the announced and reported signings and sifted them through a few different filters.
First you'll see each team's tallies in three different categories; how many have been signed, how many combined international caps are under contract, and then a break... Read More