As rugby proliferated in America in the 1950s and the decades after, colleges and clubs started to make first-time-ever tours abroad, starting with Dartmouth’s 1958 trip to England. The Big Green racked up a 5-2 record, and surprised the locals with their spirit and rugby knowledge. In 1968, Manhattan RFC was the first American club to tour South America, playing games in Brazil, Uruguay,... Read More
A full schedule of Test rugby this Saturday, February 10, both in the Americas and Europe.
Rugby Europe Championship - The second tier of European Rugby kicks off its season with a berth in the Japan Rugby World Cup hanging in the balance for one team. Georgia, which tied for the 2017 championship - the first time the Lelos did not win it outright since 2010 - have already booked a place for... Read More
One of the most successful city-based rugby organizations in the world is Ile de France Rugby Committee (CIFR) that governs the sport in and around Paris. Founded in 1925, it is one of the the oldest rugby organizations in France. It numbers over 140 participating clubs for women and men, boys and girls high school age, seniors, and rugby for age groups aged 6,8,10, and 12. In addition it... Read More
For almost a decade in the 1930s, rugby flourished in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, numbering as many as ten sides (club and college) whose games results were reported in the New York City newspapers, especially, The Times.
The rugby renaissance commenced with the founding of the New York Rugby Football Club in 1929, the first American organization dedicated solely to rugby membership... Read More
Rugby is safer than football. That’s what they say, typically categorically so, as if it’s as tried and true a reality as Newton’s law of gravity. High school and youth coaches squawk it to parents of potential new recruits. Rugby people say it to their ignorant friends and family. Players do it when trying to get others to join their ranks. Administrators, too.
This completely wild, unproven... Read More
The United States Rugby Foundation is accepting nominations for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The nomination criteria are set forth below. Nominations for the Class of 2018 must be received by February 16, 2018.
The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 by the United States Rugby Foundation. To date, 53 individuals and three teams have been enshrined, including the Class of... Read More
Rugby World Cup 2019 Mascot - World Rugby introduced Ren-G, the newly created mascot for the Japan RWC in 2019. The lion-like creature emanates from Japanese mythology.
Sydney Sevens Women Update - New Zealand shutout the USA Women 31-0 in a poorly played game by the Eagles. The team finished 1-2 in pool play, with a victory over Japan 38-0, and a loss to England 28-24. But the Eagles will... Read More
Rugby Training Guide From Australia - A multi-page guide on rugby training that is packed with practical tips and advice. Find it a: https://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/rugby-training.html
Americas Rugby Championship Schedule 2018 – The Eagles with play three home games on the west coast and two away in South America. The schedule is:
February 3 – Argentina XV – Stubhub Center, Los Angeles... Read More
The debut of Major League Rugby (MLR) will occur this April with seven teams, which will play a twelve game schedule followed by a four-team play off for the championship. CBS Sports will air a "Game of the Week" on one of its network platforms. In the wings to join MLR in 2019, awaiting the outcome of this inaugural 2018 season, are new teams coming potentially from Vancouver, Toronto, Boston,... Read More
Second Round of Sudamerica Sevens - This weekend, January 13 and 14, will see the second round of the Sudamerica Sevens, a qualifying event for 2018 Rugby World Cup coming to San Francisco in July. The venue takes place in Chile in Viña del Mar. The USA Falcons also compete in this tournament.
Five of the 12 teams entered will compete for two open spots: Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, and... Read More