GLENDALE, CO. - In an effort to expose the next generation of elite athletes to national selection, USA Rugby will host a Men's Collegiate All-American Selection Camp this Aug. 9-17. Set to take place at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO, the event will bring together 100 of the best college athletes for training and exhibition games under the direction of National Team and Major League Rugby coaches... Read More
Saturday the All-Americans march out for the lone time this year to face off against Oxford University at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The game is the third of its kind in recent years, as the All-Americans had typically gone on an international tour every summer.
Then in 2014 they played Oxford’s rival, Cambridge, and the Ontario Blues on home soil. In 2015 they convened and... Read More
The Exchange is a regular Q&A put together by Jake Feury that features interesting people in the American rugby community. Jake, a recent graduate from Middlebury College, has been involved in rugby for a number of years now. Some of his playing experience includes the Morris Lions (NJ), the GPS Gallopers (Australia), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (Dublin), Atlantis, the Northeast... Read More
USA Rugby made a couple of big announcements regarding its collegiate All American program Thursday. One was the new coaching staff, which sees Dartmouth coach Gavin Hickie take over as head man, and the other was a change in operating procedure.
The press release says that an overhaul of the program is underway after an internal audit that will see the All Americans, “evolve from an end-of-... Read More
Head coach Matt Sherman made significant changes to the lineup for the All Americans second match against Cambridge, and the venue for the contest has changed, too. Originally planned for 2:30pm ET at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, Mass., the home of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, the match has been moved to 6pm ET Pine Banks Park in Malden, Mass., home of Mystic River. The venue and time for... Read More
Dartmouth’s Nate Brakeley scored a try in the All American game at Brophy Field in Hanover, NH Saturday. Granted, the 2012 Dartmouth grad was wearing the light blue of Cambridge University and not the navy and red of the All Americans.
Brakeley, a former All American, studied at Cambridge upon graduating from Dartmouth and returned to the States last September. He’s been playing with the New York... Read More
The All Americans opened their three-game tour with a 27-15 defeat of Cambridge University Saturday at Brophy Field in Hanover, NH. The AAs never trailed in the contest, opening a big lead early, seeing the Light Blues get close in third quarter, and then padding the final score line at the end.
Scrumhalf Niku Kruger (Kutztown) opened scoring with a penalty, and outside center Kingsley McGowan (... Read More
It’s a question you might have asked yourself if you’ve come across some Pride Rugby or AIC highlights online, or if you saw the Super 7s exhibition at the CRC: ‘Who is the big guy with dreads?’ It’s Christian Adams, who’s been selected as an All American for the domestic tour beginning Saturday at 1pm against Cambridge in Hanover, NH.
Adams was recruited pretty heavily, at least by rugby... Read More
If you were on hand in Greenville, SC for the DII final four in December, it would have been hard to miss the 6-5, viking-blond, madly intense lock for UW-Whitewater. You could almost feel his energy just watching him warm-up, but wondered what type of music was streaming through his headphones and fueling his passion. Rammstein? Megadeath? Cher Lloyd?
Ben Landry’s an impressively built young man... Read More