Believe it or not, the college rugby season is already upon us, and Saturday, there’s an intriguing clash between Notre Dame College and Wheeling Jesuit. The Cardinals travel to NDC in suburban Cleveland, Ohio for the third all-time meeting with the Falcons.
NDC and WJU both came online as varsity programs in 2012. In their first seasons they met twice, with the Cardinals winning 34-13 and 33-10... Read More
Its preseason everywhere in professional rugby, except in France. The French Top 14 kicks off its long season Saturday, and Scott Lavalla is on the bench for Stade Francais' clash with Castres.
The big news of the weekend is Cam Dolan starting at No. 8 in Northampton's preseason-opening match against Rotherham. Dolan's only ever time pulling on the Northampton jersey was in the club's winning... Read More
There is plenty of action available for viewing in the United States this weekend, with The Rugby Championship, World Club 7s, Serevi Rugbytown 7s and the ITM Cup all on offer.
The ITM Cup and Rugby Championship will be shown live on DirecTV's Channel 490, while the World Club 7s will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the Serevi Rugbytown 7s is being streamed through Glendale's Match Player.
Lindenwood, which finished the 2013/2014 season ranked 12th nationally in 15s and 13th in 7s, has released its fall schedule. With USA Rugby moving the 7s National Championships to the spring, the Lions will turn their full fall focus to 15s, even though they will play their Mid-South league games in the spring.
Along with some intercollegiate matches with Big Ten opponents Wisconsin and Indiana... Read More
The United States finished third in its pool and with a 34-3 loss at the hands of New Zealand Saturday. England and Canada drawing earlier in the day made it impossible for either the Eagles or Black Ferns to get through to the semifinals, regardless of their result, so the game was simply for seeding in the competition for fifth place.
It was within the Eagles’ reach for the first 60 minutes, as... Read More
It didn’t look pretty early on, but the United States banked the needed win and bonus point against Kazakhstan Tuesday in Marcoussis, France to keep quarterfinal hopes alive. Kazakhstan scored first and looked menacing early on, but the Eagles found their form later in the second half and eventually cruised to victory.
The Nomads’ blitz defense puzzled the USA’s offense in the early stages, with... Read More
Army Rugby officially made the jump to varsity status Friday, with both the men's and women's programs moving under the umbrella of the athletic department. See below a video interview with West Point director of athletics Boo Corrigan explaining the move.
The move had been known about for some time, as had the date it would become official. Who would coach the teams was still somewhat of a... Read More
This weekend's a busy one as far as summer rugby goes, with several games available online or on television here in the United States. The Women's Rugby World Cup begins Friday, and all of the USA's games are to be televised live on Universal Sports. Friday the Eagles open up against Ireland, with pregame coverage beginning at 10:30am. Additional World Cup games may be available via the IRB. ... Read More
Arizona State has entered into a partnership with the Brumbies of Super Rugby. The Australian professional club is setting up an academy at ASU’s campus in Tempe, Ariz. and will look to populate it with players who have the potential to play in the top professional league in the world someday.
For the Brumbies, the academy presents an opportunity to comb the United States for untapped rugby... Read More
Many people who start playing rugby have one of two dreams – either they want to represent the United States and play for the Eagles, or they want to play overseas on a club level, or both. While they are not putting on the red, white and blue, yet, two Midwest rugby exports are headed overseas to play rugby abroad.
Dan Coci, who currently plays for the Chicago Lions, and Mike Brown from Bowling... Read More