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
By Gavin Hickie, Navy Men's Head Coach
Rugby Positions: Full Back
The eyes of the team, the full back observes the action from the back of the field and relays to the team where the main threats from the opposition are coming from.
This versatile player is able to launch counter attacks with the wings or shepherd opponents into touch as the last line of defence. Fearless under the high ball in... Read More
World Rugby Women’s Cup – Six matches resume in Dublin. On Sunday, August 13, the USA meet Spain, with the kick off at 9:45 a.m. ET. To view on television, match is on NBC Gold for $60.00. Some of the other five matches will not be geoblocked and streamed live at www.worldrugby.org. The highlights of the Eagles vs Spain match will be shown later in the day, or on Monday. Las Leones lost to... Read More
(Photo) The 1987 Women's Eagle Team and members of the 2017 squad: The first Women's Eagles team extends best wishes to the 2017 USA Women for the World Cup: The 1987 team: Lori Reese, Mary Money, Kerri Heffernan, Kathy Flores, Cynthia Bystrak, Candi Orsini, Tracy Moens, Margie McClure, Robin S. Pace, and Mary Gail Sullivan.
Women's World Cup 2017- The eighth WRWC tournament begins this Wednesday... Read More
It may not have approached the long wait of the Chicago Cubs to win a World Series but it constituted a long overdue rugby result, the winning of the Men’s Can-Am Social Division by the home side, the Saranac Lake Mountaineers. The annual hosts of the wonderful tournament won for the historic, first ever victory in forty-four years of running the event.
Congratulations, at last, to the... Read More
The first Rugby Magazine article in 1977 about the two-day Saranac Lake Can-Am tournament - then in its fourth year – dealt only with the final, which was won by Providence RFC against Old Blue of New York in a 30-0 whitewash. The photo above, showing some of the 800 players attending, revealed the increasing popularity of this splendid summer event, which would continue to be the east’s largest... Read More
The Super Rugby final professional league playoffs of 2017 will occur August 5th when the Lions from South Africa meet the Crusaders from New Zealand at a sold out (60,000) Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. New Zealand teams dominated the semi final round of the southern hemisphere league, qualifying three of the four teams. Only one of the five Australian sides (Brumbies) made it into the... Read More
Newly Appointed Navy Men's Coach - Gavin Hickie, the Dartmouth Head Coach for the past five-years, is moving to the Naval Academy as Head Men's Coach and Director of Club Rugby. He was the forward’s coach of Belmont Shore Rugby Club and also coached the USA U20s to the Junior World Trophy title in 2012. He writes coaching columns for Rugby Today, The Rugby Site and LineoutCoach.com, his own web... Read More
Women's Age-Grade Sides in Can-Am Event - From August 1 to August 7, two USA Women's sides - Under 18 and Under 20 - will meet Canadian fifteens. The matches will be played at the University of Ottawa. The U-18s are coached by Farrah Douglas, and are named the Girls High School All-Americans. The team is sponsored by Atavus. The U-20s are coached by Wil Snape and are named the AIG Women's Junior... Read More