New Zealand vs. Barbarians - The Autumn international series begin with a non-Test match (no caps awarded) between the invitational Barbarians against a second side New Zealand XV at Twickenham, England. The match celebrates the 125th anniversary of the New Zealand Rugby Union. These teams have played ten games since 1954 with New Zealand ahead 7-2-1. All Black star Beau Barrett at fly-half, will... Read More
World Rugby declared the three finalists for the 2017 Women's and Men's Sevens Player of the Year, in association with HSBC, the sponsor of the ten-nation circuit. The winners will be announced on November 26 in Monte Carlo.
MICHAELA BLYDE (NEW ZEALAND)
Blyde ended the season as the top try scorer with forty. She continues the scoring tradition of teammates Portia Woodman and Kayla... Read More
South Africa has been recommended to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of Ireland and France, the tournament's organizing board has announced.
The World Rugby Council will now meet on 15 November in London to vote on the next host.
The board made its recommendation following detailed consideration of the host candidate evaluation report.
Ireland has vowed to "compete to the final whistle",... Read More
Barbarians Return - The invitational All-Star side, the Barbarians, have reappeared in a three-match series, the first of which was played yesterday when they beat the Classic Wallabies 26-24 in Lismore, Australia. The contest served as a prep match for this Saturday's non-Test game against Australia in Allianz Stadium, Sydney. On November 4, the Barbarians will meet the All Blacks in Twickenham... Read More
World Rugby has always staged age grade U-19 (now U-20) international championships to give younger players an opportunity to travel and to compete against other nations with players of the same age. In March 2002, the USA U-19 XV visited Italy for the Group B Junior World Championships.
The team would go 2-2 with close wins over Holland and Ukraine, and losses to Canada (semi-finals), and,... Read More
Australia vs. New Zealand, Bledisole Cup - The All Blacks have already won the 2017 Bledisole Cup, the best of three matches between these Down Under rivals, The Kiwis defeated the Wallabies twice this year in the first two games of the Rugby Championship.
The game will be this Saturday, October 21, in Brisbane, Australia's Lang Park, a 52,500 capacity stadium, known primarily for hosting... Read More
In the second issue of the revised “Scrumdown” (later renamed “Rugby Magazine”), dated March 1975, the feature on the front page detailed the upcoming spring season for the six, New York City Metropolitan Clubs: NYRFC, Westchester, Manhattan, Old Blue, Old Maroon, and Essex.
New York City had always been a prime city for rugby participation owing to its large population, and commercial centers... Read More
America Pacific Challenge Cup: Round Three - The third round of the 2017 America Pacific Challenge Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay, ends this Sunday, October 15 with three matches. All games are against regional rivals. Undefeated Argentina XV (2-0) play Uruguay A (1-1), the USA Select (1-1) meet Canada A (0-2), and Tonga A (1-1) will play Samoa A (1-1). The junior Pumas from Argentina play in a... Read More
The loss of the USA Men's soccer team to Trinidad and Tobago eliminated the national squad from participating in the FIFA Soccer World Cup scheduled for Russia in in 2018. The tournament exclusion will represent a substantial revenue loss to American broadcasters and merchandisers. With US soccer out of the most viewed sports event on the planet (45-billion global television viewers), important... Read More
This weekend sees the start of the European Champions and Challenge Cups, and ESPN 3 will again be carrying the competition. Unfortunately, each match won't be made available. Instead, it appears there will be a small selection of matches each round. In the opening round, we get two Champions matches and one Challenge game.
The Americas Pacific Challenge will continue on The Rugby Channel, with... Read More