Judgmentally, if there is one overworked cliché that undermines the understanding past, present, and future of rugby in the USA it is that the sport is a "sleeping giant." When anyone wants to narrate the state of rugby in America, invariably the term is trotted out like a stale bowl of mac and cheese at the start of a written article or the beginning of a broadcast interview. It is also the... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Head Coach, Dartmouth Men
World Rugby New Tackle Laws
Don’t lose your head about the new tackle laws
The New Year brings with it the much discussed ‘zero tolerance’ enforcement of the new penalty guidance for high tackles.
Like many I have followed developments and the reaction to them but if you need to catch up I recommend you read a recent article by former England captain... Read More
The Fabulous Prizes
First Prize = $100 USA Sevens Merchandise
Second Prize = $75 USA Sevens Merchandise
Third and Fourth - Carlin Isles Drawstring Bag
Your entry and name will be printed in the results win or lose.
The All Blacks intimidate foes with their pre game ritual of the haka.
How should the Eagles respond to the All Blacks' haka? (Using a distinctly "AMERICAN" cultural ... Read More
In 2016, the American rugby community learned new and vital information for the first time, the average number of people attending a professional rugby game in the United States. That total for last year’s PRO RUGBY debut tallied 1,700 average. (Reportedly, 51,00 attendees in 30 games across five stadiums.)
How does this number compare with other professional leagues; rugby and otherwise? (Data... Read More
Almost two-decades after the founding of USA Rugby organization, a first ever conference was arranged for the presidents of all the local Unions. Held in the Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas, over two-days in January 1993, the event proved a great success with 39 administrators, representing 28 local unions attending.
The purposes of the conference were to share information, network, and confront... Read More
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has hailed 2016 as a special and game-changing year for rugby that inspired record numbers of young people to get into rugby and anticipates continued record participation and fan growth in 2017 as he continues to implement key pillars of his mandate to strengthen the global game for the betterment of all.
During a golden 2016, rugby sevens made a... Read More
International 2017 Rugby - First Quarter - The January through March schedule offers a wealth of international matches in fifteens and sevens. Here is a preview of the New Year's first three-months:
Jan 28-29 Wellington
Feb 3-4 Sydney (Women)
Feb 4 -5 Sydney
Mar 3-4... Read More
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...How the Eagles should respond to the All Blacks' haka? (Using a distinctly "AMERICAN" cultural concept of a song, a dance, or what not, etc.)
(With your usual wit and humor.)
Email an entry to editor@... Read More
For the end of 2016 “Down Memory Lane” column, we turn to the first December issue of Rugby Magazine in 1977. The publication began in 1975 as Scrumdown, a restart by Publisher A. Jon Prusmack after a seven-year hiatus from 1968 when he printed two issues in a glossy format. When Ed Hagerty came aboard as Editor-in-Chief, he suggested the publication change to the more recognizable “Rugby” name.... Read More
WINTER HOLIDAY READERS CONTEST
“Australia incensed the New Zealanders doing the haka when the Wallabies blew kisses and stuck their tongues out at the All Black players.”
What should USA Eagles’ sides do that is distinctly American in response to the haka?
The All Blacks always perform the haka pregame ritual.
What could be the USA Eagles’ uniquely American response?
Send... Read More