By Gavin Hickey, Men’s Head Coach, Naval Academy
Rugby Positions: Prop
There is a lot of grind and very little glory in playing prop. Outside of their roles in the set piece, props perform a lot of the unseen work around the field, at breakdowns ensuring their team maintain their momentum in attack. Think being a prop is just about size? Think again.
The Role of Prop
As the engine of the team,... Read More
Tomorrow in Uruguay, on September 6, will end pool play in the Men’s World Rugby U-20 Trophy Championship, consisting of the second-tier rugby U-20 nations. The winner of the event will be promoted to the U-20 Junior World Championship (JWC) for 2018.
Currently, Namibia and Japan at 2-0 will meet for the Pool A title and advancement to the gold medal round. In Pool B, any of three teams –... Read More
The headline on the cover of Rugby Magazine of September/October 2009 trumpeted the news that the USA 7s event would move from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2010. The entertainment capital of the USA – also known as Sin City – would host the international event at Sam Boyd Stadium, the home football field for the University of Las Vegas.
With the San Diego experience of three-years contractually over... Read More
Women's World Cup Finalists - After three-years of waiting, New Zealand Women return to the finals of the World Rugby Women's World Cup tomorrow to face their main Nemesis, England. This marks the fourth occasion these fifteens will face off for the cup. The dominance of the two nations can be seen in the fact that in seven prior WRWC tournaments (total of14 finalists), the Red Roses and the... Read More
In July of 2000, USA Rugby celebrated the organization’s 25th anniversary by sponsoring a super “Conference on the Game” (COG) in Atlanta with 200 attendees. For this memorably important meeting, the IRB sent over its Development Officer, Lee Smith, and its Referee Development Officer, Steve Griffiths, to be keynote speakers.
The conference featured separate seminar tracks to cover all facets of... Read More
The proposed Super 7s anticipates that the decade-long success of sevens rugby (crowned by the 2016 Olympic participation) indicates a sevens variation will succeed commercially where prior global forays into pro fifteens did not. The three key variables for this new rugby league introduction are: (1) An innovative, four quarters of play to constitute a full game, (2) city-based teams of separate... Read More
The announcement of the forthcoming, new rugby Super 7s League - to debut in summer 2018 - represents the most significant and exciting innovation in the sport of rugby since the Melrose RFC of Scotland offered the initial, seven-a-side version in 1883.
Basically, Super 7s takes standard sevens play and transposes its two, seven minute halves (14-minutes total) into four... Read More
USAWomen Make Cup Semi-Finals - "Location. Location. Location." first appeared in a real estate ad in a 1926 edition of the Chicago Tribune. For the Women's Eagles, location in Pool B of this year's Women's Rugby World Cup, represented one of the significant reasons for the team's progression into the round of four. In Pool B, the USA achieved victories against lower ranked Italy and then Spain... Read More
The Rugby Championship among the four southern nations commences this week when Australia host New Zealand, and South Africa welcome Argentina. The teams play each other home and way annually in the series.
The rivalry between the Wallabies and the All Blacks, always intense, has taken on a new wrinkle as the Aussies await the final, legal outcome of a bugging attempt by an All Blacks’ Security... Read More
Once, long ago in 1983, the Hawaii Harlequins (founded in 1964) operated their annual tournament in Honolulu, which was sponsored by Pan American Airlines. The event brought in outside teams from the USA and foreign sides eager to sun and surf in the most southern state in the Union.
In 1983, the tournament attracted 36 teams from six different countries. The contestants were divided into three... Read More