Big changes in Houston, as the Strikers have become the Sabercats, they’ve ditched blue for black, they’ve announced an interim home, and they’ve released a preseason schedule.
The branding changes were abrupt, but if there’s a time to make a change like that, it’s now, when your fan base is as small as it will be and there’s less PR work to be done around it. So, now Houston’s professional rugby... Read More
Major League Rugby is creeping closer to its inaugural season, and we’re beginning to get a glimpse of what it will look like. We think we know the teams, their names, some venues, and several coaches and players who will be involved.
Over the last several months, numerous cities, clubs and entities were rumored to be a part of MLR’s launch, though the list has now apparently whittled to six... Read More
With great excitement and pride, the Boston Rugby Football Club is announcing its new permanent home at Union Point Athletic Facilities in Weymouth, MA. Thanks to a major investment by Club Alumni Jerry Shafir, Boston RFC will be training, playing home matches and hosting local, national and international tournaments at its new home for decades and generations to come.
Originally founded in 1960... Read More
Only one week removed from the Club 7s National Championship, 15s rugby begins anew starting in the Midwest. Fifteens crept up on the Midwest, but the scores didn’t show the rust of the summer. Three hundred total points were scored in four games with the top three teams from last season starting 2017 on a high note. With no Midwest competition planned for the spring, the conference started early... Read More
The stage is set for USA Rugby's club 7s national championships next weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. On the men's side, the Utah Selects will try and retain their crown from last year, and on the women's side it's the Scion Sirens trying to repeat.
The competition will play out over Saturday and Sunday. Pool play takes place Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT, with the last match beginning at 6:... Read More
The Midwest and West Coast featured a bevy of qualifiers this weekend. Traditional heavyweights took care of business and the Austin Huns captured their first tournament win of the summer.
The Pacific Northwest consists of Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The region is divided into two divisions with the top three teams from Nor Cal and the Pacific Northwest squaring... Read More
Once there existed a Super League comprised of the top-quality clubs in the country who met annually to claim the USA title. In 2006, the eight quarterfinalists represented the ne plus ultra of club rugby that included: Belmont Shore, Potomac, OMBAC, New York AC, Old Blue, San Francisco Golden Gate, Chicago Lions, and the Denver Barbarians.
The semis saw Belmont Shore defeat Old Blue 27-18 in... Read More
After the winning coaches had time to process their DI National Championship victories, Eugene Eloff of the Austin Huns and Jarrod Faul of the Life West Gladiatrix spoke with Rugby Today to discuss their perspective on the club finals. Here is what they had to say.
Rugby Today: What are your initial thoughts on the game?
Eugene Eloff: I knew it was going to be tough and we never underestimated [... Read More
Five new champions were crowned this past weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. at the USA Rugby Emirate Airline Club National Championships. In the Saturday Division I matches, the Life West Gladiatrix dispatched the Raleigh Venom, 39-17, and the Austin Huns came back to beat NYAC, 27-23, in the final minutes of the men’s final. On Sunday, the St. Louis Royals beat the Bremer County Bucks... Read More
The marquee match of Day Two of the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club National Championships is the Division II test between the Life Running Eagles and the St. Louis Bombers. On Sunday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the top teams of Men’s DII will be the final match of the championship series at 3:00 pm MST. This is both team’s first time in the DII Championship and each club brings... Read More