Over the last three years, the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) has continued to build up its 15s touring sides from one in 2015, to three in 2016 and five in 2017. This year, the expansion will have EIRA fielding ten teams competing against provincial opposition from u15-u19 levels at different times in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada and in Ireland. EIRA will also be competing again in... Read More
Women 7s at Commonwealth Games: Day One on Friday saw the three favorites, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada move forward with two victories each. Fiji and England ended 1-1. Of the three unbeaten leaders, the Black Ferns looked exceptional winning with two shutouts; 41-0 against South Africa, and 48-9 versus Kenya.
The Men 7s commences tomorrow. Finals for Women and Men are on Sunday.
And these... Read More
For the next three days, rugby sevens will be the highlight of the Commonwealth Games contested in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. This event began in 1930 when they were known as the British Empire Games. They are open to all countries within the Commonwealth, and other nations with supplementary status and historical United Kingdom association.
The competition was last scheduled in Glasgow,... Read More
Youth Rugby Club Performs Community Clean Up - The Springfield (Virginia) South County Youth Club conducted its annual community service project on Saturday, March 31. More than 30 members of the SYC/West End Rugby family cleaned up trash from the Wakefield Run as well as conducting biological stream monitoring. This is an annual tradition and an important service when the rugby club helps the... Read More
If you haven't already done so, book your flight now for Houston for the June 15-17 weekend. It is crammed full of rugby fun from Friday morning thru Saturday night with memories sure to last a lifetime, or at least until the Sevens Rugby World Cup in July in San Francisco.
Start Your Weekend Off at the 10th Annual Houston Lost Afternoon Luncheon
The fun starts on Friday at the 10th annual Lost... Read More
England to Play Tests Outside Twickenham - In a move to expand the regional interest of rugby, the RFU announced that starting in 2020, England would play some Test matches in Newcastle or Manchester. This marks a break from the traditional playing of games at Twickenham Stadium, just north of London.
Big Bucks in Japan World Cup Hosting - It is estimated that Japan will reap £1.5 billion ($2.1... Read More
There is no memorable record - official or anecdotal - that after William Webb Ellis first picked the ball up at The Close, Rugby School, Warwickshire, England, he stopped off afterward at the town pub for a beer with his schoolmates. But, from the sport's earliest beginnings, downing brewskis has married the centuries old beverage with rugby football. For all the rugby matches since then, and... Read More
The year 1976 witnessed the 10th Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament sponsored by the Washington DC RFU. The event expanded beyond its Eastern states attraction to include California and foreign sides competing in the spring classic in the nation’s capitol. The tournament, started in 1966, just three-years after the founding of the Washington club in 1963, offered American clubs a view of what... Read More
The squib or grubber kick gains popularity as offenses attempt to penetrate the straight, flat line of defenders. With more loose play seeing defenses drop back, knowing the other team will gain or already have possession, attacking ball movements make but a few yards a la Rugby League play before a swarm of tacklers halts the action.
The grub kick tends to be unpredictable and erratic, the... Read More
By Kent Ozmanski
Pro rugby made its debut in the Bronx, New York, on a chilly spring evening with snow on the touch line. The first professional rugby match in New York City between Rugby United of New York (RUNY) and Mystic River (playing as Boston) was broadcast on ESPN, which is significantly increasing its coverage of US rugby.
The game served as a curtain raiser for the annual charity match... Read More