That 1995 Rugby World Cup photo of Nelson Mandela presenting the Web Ellis trophy to South Africa captain Francois Pienaar offered the promise that sport in that nation had witnessed the end of racial apartheid.
But twenty-two years later, via an unexpected and different sort of national sports proposal, the South African government has demanded racial quotas that increase the number of black... Read More
Women’s Japan 7s - The fourth leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s 2016/2017 circuit continues when the twelve core teams assemble in Kitakyushu, Japan. The USA find themselves in the same pool as arch rival Canada, a team that defeated the Eagles in the last two events, Las Vegas and Sydney. Currently, the USA stand tied for fifth with Russia in the standings. Canada are third. Of importance to... Read More
There are two major decisions coming down from World Rugby that will send ripple effects through the global game – the new calendar and proposed changes to the residency rule. The former is already done and dusted and will take effect in 2020, and the latter will be decided on next month and could have more sudden, sweeping ramifications for American rugby.
The calendar change... Read More
Singapore Sevens - Round eight of the ten-circuit HSBC World Rugby Sevens championship moves to Singapore this weekend. This marks the city's second-year hosting of the event, which was won by Kenya in one of last season's three upset tournament wins. The other two came from Samoa's victory in Paris and Scotland's tournament ending win in London.
The USA will try again to move into the finals,... Read More
Hong Kong Sevens - The first tournament began in 1974 and there would have been no Women's and Men's 2016 Olympics if this sevens event had not fostered the popularity of the sevens rugby game worldwide. This weekend, there are three, separate events, totaling 40 teams.
1. Women's Qualifier - Already won by Japan who will become the 12th core team in 2017-2018.
2. Men's Qualifier - Twelve teams... Read More
Meet the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2017
1991 USA Women's RWC Team
Dr. Lyle Micheli
Ed Schram Sr.
The ten newest members of the United States Rugby Hall of Fame will be honored at a to be announced U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
To read the complete biogrpahies of the Hall of Fame... Read More
Memory by Roger Mazzarella
Re: The 1982 England Tour. When they came over, I was the President of the Midwest RFU and thus in charge of the post game ceremonies. What follows is something that could only happen on a rugby tour.............
We had the usual ties and plaques to give away - but I wanted to give each player something that was uniquely Cleveland. My dad was a Cleveland policeman and... Read More
USA Women Vs. Canada - The second game of the Can-Am Cup occurs Saturday, April 1 in Chula Vista, California, when the Eagles take on Canada, World Rugby's third ranked fifteen. Canada won the first game last week. The match begins at 6 p.m. with online tickets available for $10.00 ($15.00 on site game day). Broadcast live for subscribers to The Rugby Channel.
Men's Eagles June/July Schedule -... Read More
David Storey, noted British author, playwright, and occasional screenwriter died at 83. Of importance to rugby is the fact that he authored the novel This Sporting Life in 1960, which depicted the gritty account of the rise and fall of a working-class Rugby League player.
Storey adopted the novel into a 1963 screenplay of the same name. Lindsay Anderson directed the black and white film that... Read More
US Women Play Canada - The USA Women's fifteen will play two matches in the Can-Am series at the Chula Vista Elite Athletic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The games will be Tuesday March 28 (7 p.m.) against Canada, and then again on Saturday, April 1. That match will begin at 3 p.m. with tickets at $10.00 per person. The Tuesday game will be streamed live via USA Rugby's Facebook... Read More