It’s heating up all over the country as the first day of fall descended upon rugby in the USA. Almost 50 games were played in the top levels of D1A, D1AA, DI Men’s and Women’s Club, and the WPL. It’s still early in most schedules, but big games marked huge returns for squads.
The big "wow" match in D1A was the near upset of Navy against Mary Washington on Friday night. Down 14-0 at the half, the... Read More
SALT LAKE CITY (September 20, 2018) – Major League Rugby announced today the acceptance of two new member teams based in Atlanta and Boston, two cities known for their passionate sports fans. The new teams will begin play in the 2020 season, the third season for the young league.
Atlanta’s team joins recently successful teams from Major League Soccer and Lacrosse in a city known for its love of... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - Pools and schedules have today been announced for the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens 2018 tournament in Glendale, new opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
The international tournament, to be held at Infinity Park from October 20-21, will feature 11 core and one invitational women’s rugby sevens teams as they begin their journey to qualify for the Tokyo 2020... Read More
At Brown University's RFC's 50th reunion in 2010, Rugby Imports' owner Bob Hoder, set up a small table to sell rugby gear to the one hundred plus Brown rugby alumni returning for the ceremonial event.
He listened as I narrated purchasing my first pair of boots in 1965. I visited Soccer Sports Supply in New York City, and the salesperson handed me a pair of boots saying, "We recommend this model... Read More
We are still early in the season but it is time for the first set of DII College Rankings. DII changes tremendously every year and it is hard to keep a grip on everything. Some teams dropped down from DIAA and others came from NSCRO leaving the field different than last season.
The WIIL, which rebranded as the Great Midwest, is still the strongest conference in the country. The conference sees... Read More
There were several games this weekend between ranked opponents. All of the favorites won but some movement occurred in the rankings.
The biggest game saw Penn State take down NDC on the road 29-14. The falcons led in the second half but Penn State pulled away late to take the victory. Penn State stays at five and NDC drops one spot to 11.
Army picked up a pair of wins over St. Bonaventure and... Read More
Impact Beyond 2019 programme on track to greatly accelerate growth of rugby in Asia
900,000 new rugby participants involved in Asia 1 Million project with one year to go
Tag rugby introduced to 1,982 schools in Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
Asia is home to 60 per cent of world’s youth population
With one year to go, Japan 2019 is on track to be the most impactful Rugby World Cup to date having... Read More
Twenty years ago, in May 1998, witnessed the finals of the Harp Super League in its second season. The game determined then the best club in the country among top 16-teams spread from coast-to-coast. Belmont Shore defeated Old Blue of New York 28-10, a convincing win for the Long Beach-based club. The game marked the second year Old Blue made it into the finals.
Belmont Shore at 6-1 advanced to... Read More
The fall leagues comprising DIA are now mostly underway. The Liberty, Rugby East, Rocky Mountain and Big 10 all are into their campaigns.
The top teams in Rugby East are off to a strong start. Army picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, besting a very improved St. Bonaventure team on Friday 28-10 and blitzing Buffalo by 80 the next day.
The marquee matchup over the weekend came in... Read More
USA Rugby interim board chair Barbara O’Brien appeared on Rugby Wrap Up recently – her first media appearance in the role. The brief interview was revealing to some degree.
O’Brien humbly admitted she wasn’t cut out for the role of board chair for USA Rugby, given her lack of experience in the sports business world, and that she accepted the responsibility on the condition of it being interim.... Read More