The addition of Arkansas State gives the Varsity Cup a baker’s dozen – 13 teams. For obvious reasons, the competition won’t likely have an odd number of participants for its third season. It’s expected to expand to 14, or more likely 16, for the 2015 season.
“The Varsity Cup is being very selective in our expansion plans, we want the best performing teams which have established institutional... Read More
The Men’s Tri-State Rugby Conference has announced its fall schedule. With a plethora of new schools, the Tri-State features a new regular and postseason format.
The Tri-State has added five former members of the Empire Union into the fray, including Union, Siena, RPI, Montclair State and New Jersey Institute of Technology. It will also add six teams to form an NSCRO division. Bard,... Read More
The Atlantic Rugby Premiership has officially formed, with New York Athletic Club, Old Blue, Boston, the Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Life making up the new competition. ARP play will begin in September and extend through October, go dormant for the winter months, and commence again in April and roll into May, with all teams playing each other home and away for a total of eight league games.
The... Read More
The Pacific Western Conference has added UC Davis and Sacramento State, expanding the league to nine. This marks the second-straight year of growth for the DI-AA league, which added Stanford last season.
Davis and Sacramento State come to the Pacific Western from the DI-A California Conference, where they finished at the bottom of the table last season. They join Stanford, Chico State, Fresno... Read More
Brett Thompson's move to Edinburgh was made official Tuesday, with the RaboDirect Pro 12 club announcing his acquisition. Thompson, 23, spent the last year playing with the 7s Eagles and earned his first 15s cap last month.
"Brett [Thompson] has already showcased his talent on the international stage and we believe there is much more to come from the him, which is exciting for the competition in... Read More
Thretton Palamo has signed a contract with Saracens, joining Brett Thompson in the newest class of Eagles to make the jump to Europe. Thompson is set to join Edinburgh in the RaboDirect Pro 12.
Palamo’s signing was a bit unorthodox, as his conversation with Saracens began at the National Rugby Football League combine in March, the first of its kind on America. He and former Utah teammate and... Read More
Arkansas State has become the 13th contestant of the Varsity Cup, as the competition looks to expand in 2015. While it's unclear exactly how large the Varsity Cup will grow in 2015, tournament organizers are in talks with other programs about joining the competition for the upcoming season.
"The tipping point for us was a new challenge, a new venture, and something the school’s particularly... Read More
The All Blacks last played the Eagles on American soil during the Carter administration, and striking are the similarities between the hype and coverage for that game 34 years ago and that of the one coming up Nov. 1.
The USA lost 53-6 Oct. 8, 1980 in San Diego Stadium, the home of the Chargers and Padres at the time, and the game was carried by ESPN – then a one-year-old budding cable network.... Read More
Eric Taber has left his post as assistant coach and sports information director at Wheeling Jesuit University. The former USA Rugby employee and Colorado assistant has taken a job as the assistant athletic director for marketing at his alma mater, the University of Montana.
Taber will also serve as the assistant head coach of the U. Montana rugby program, and he'll work to further establish... Read More
The USA's June is in the books, with a 1-2 record. Disappointment from losses to Japan and Scotland was quelled by a dramatic win over Canada. But what are the lessons we've learned from the month as a whole?
1) Canada’s Beatable
It took a lot, including a couple of yellow cards and an injury to dynamic scrumhalf Phil Mack, but the Eagles finally got the better of Canada. This rivalry is an... Read More