The bonus point system used in many rugby international group tournaments will possibly determine the pool advancement in the Japan Rugby World Cup that begins September 2019. Since rugby union employs no overtime periods or other sudden death scenarios for game ending ties, bonus points determine who advances.
In rugby tournaments, points are given as follows:
Four points for a win
Two points... Read More
USA Rugby presents "Eagles Chicago" at the Drake Hotel on Thursday, November 1 to Kickoff Your Rugby Weekend
USA Rugby is proud to present Eagles Chicago at the iconic Drake Hotel on November 1, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Join the USA Rugby Eagles Men and Women, global guests and rugby leaders for an evening cocktail reception. Eagles Chicago will be co-hosted by past Eagles Dallen Stanfordand ... Read More
The Chris Brown era began with a bang over the weekend, as his Eagles won silver in the season opener in Glendale, Colo. The feat sets the team up with an unexpectedly good start to Olympic qualification.
It comes as a surprise because it was the team’s first-ever tournament under the rookie head coach. Brown took over for the jettisoned Richie Walker this summer, and while he has a track record... Read More
Women's 7s Begin in Glendale - The HSBC Women's 7s returns to Glendale's Infinity Park this weekend after a two-year hiatus from the USA after having been cobbled in during the HSBC Las Vegas Sevens in March of 2016. Prior to that, the tournament was played in Georgia. World Rugby wants to maintain a six-tournament schedule for the Women to maximize competition, especially now that rugby for both... Read More
Americas Pacific Challenge Finals - The third and final matches of the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge event in Uruguay ends Sunday with three games. If Samoa (2-0) defeat Uruguay (2-0), they will be the new champions, dethroning Argentina, which won the first two tournaments.
In the second round, USA XV lost to Uruguay A 33-18, and enter the final contest winless (0-2). The Eagles will face... Read More
Rugby Championship Finale - The sixth and final games of the 2018 southern hemisphere Rugby Championship conclude this Saturday. New Zealand (4-1) have already won the title on total points even if they lose to South Africa (3-2) away. That match will be played in the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.
A game with more importance is the Argentina (2-3) and Australia (1-4) match scheduled for... Read More
The continuing interest in Major League Rugby both at home and abroad bodes well for the USA's second attempt to launch a professional rugby league that is both popular and profitable.
The inaugural season witnessed seven clubs participating, all west of the Mississippi River. The final was held in San Diego where Seattle defeated Glendale in front of a crowd of 2,800.
New city-based teams have... Read More
Additional reporting from France reveals that the leading professional organization, the League National of Rugby (LNR), has formed a new partnership with Major League Rugby in the USA. The article from Midi-Olympique, the bi-weekly rugby newspaper (88,000 circulation), contained interviews with Alain Tinguad, director of the LNR, and Dean Howes, commissioner of the MLR.
The affiliation will... Read More
By Kerri Heffernan, WRCRA Chair and Board Member, USWRF
"At 6:00 p.m. on a Monday evening 30 women gather on the sidelines of a turf field, they change into their cleats, laugh, talk and warm-up. Beyond the well-developed shoulders and powerful legs there is something else remarkable about the 30 women passing rugby balls. The majority of them are women of color; Black, Latina, Asian, Pacific... Read More
Rugby Championship - Game 5 - The southern hemisphere returns to action this Saturday when South Africa (2-2) welcome Australia (1-3) and Argentina (2-2) host New Zealand (3-1). The Springboks and Wallabies will play in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Los Pumas and the All Blacks will compete in Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires. It will be interesting to learn how the Kiwis... Read More