It is important to communicate World Rugby's recent 12-year calendar plans for 2020 to 2032 as they impart major changes to international rugby. The two key issues furthered proffer more Men's Test match competition between Tier One and Tier Two nations (39% increase with 110 matches), and more attention to overall player safety.
In order to systemize a world calendar, all nations will start and... Read More
Six Nations Finale - Albeit, Ireland Men hosting England has generated the most international publicity, but other RBS Six Nations contests also conclude this weekend. Of equal importance is the Ireland and England Women's match as both sides are 4-0. The winner will take the crown, and have a confidence boost as these nations prepare for August's Women's Rugby World Championship in Dublin and... Read More
Three Rugby Guys, One Podcast.
Beginning in 2013, the Rugby Guys Podcast was born out of regular guys talking about National and International rugby with a comedic twist. The original two Rugby Guys were Erik Woodworth and John Goodwyn, a couple of Mid-Atlantic players and local comedians. Evan Lappen of Rugby Today joined the crew in 2015 to bring the news element to the show. Now, they convene... Read More
For the loyal book reading fans of Cd Brennan – and they number many – who thrilled to her initial American penned rugby/romance novel “In Touch” published to great success in 2015, now comes the second offering of a trilogy in the “Play On” series. This new one is called “In Time” and it is available on Amazon.com.
Brennen is an Aussie/American who lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, married to... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Head Coach, Dartmouth Men
Following from the first rugby positions blog which looked at the skills and responsibilities of the fly half, this month we look at a close ally on the field, the scrum half or number 9.
The Role of Scrum Half
The General on the pitch, a scrum half is the boss of the Forwards and is clear and confident in demands for the type and speed of ball wanted... Read More
Heineken Extends Rugby Backing - The Netherlands-based beer company increased its sponsorship of World Rugby for another 24-years. In addition, it offered to sponsor the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland this August.
Six Nations, Round Four - All eyes will be on Twickenham tomorrow where a recharged Scotland XV meet an undefeated England side (17 consecutive victories) at Twickenham in... Read More
USA/Ireland Test Match Tickets - The official ticket presale for USA v. Ireland, June 10, Saturday, to be played in Red Bull Stadium, New Jersey (a short ride from Manhattan by PATH train) started Thursday, February 23. To receive a presale notification, sign up for the Official USA Rugby Ticket Presale Email List. Then you will receive the exclusive code needed to purchase game seats.
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USA vs Canada (Men) – This Saturday the Eagles play arch rival Canada in the third round of the 2017 America Rugby Championship (ARC) at an away game in British Columbia. The Maple Leafs lead the series of 55 matches (first game in 1977) with 38 wins, 16 losses, and one draw.
The USA have won the last four contests, dating back to 2014. The Canadians had been victorious in the seven prior games,... Read More
As the American rugby community awaits PRO Rugby's next steps (i.e.; season or no season?), another new domestic "pro" venture has recently been announced. It’s called Major League Rugby and, as of today, features a logo and a line up of prospective teams. Plans call for a start in 2018.
The potential nine clubs number the Austin Huns, Chicago Lions, Dallas Griffins, Glendale Raptors, Houston... Read More
The quadrennial Maccabiah Games held in Israel are the third largest sporting event in the world, attracting 9,000 athletes from 78 countries. The event brings together male and female Jewish athletes from around the globe.
The games are named after Judah Maccabee who defeated King Antiochus in a successful revolt (167-160 BCE), which included restoring Hebrew worship to the Temple in Jerusalem.... Read More