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
As of January 1, 2018, World Rugby published a new, concise, and revitalized Law Book.
The easier-to-understand work:
- Contains approximately 40% fewer text;
- Written in plain English;
- Translated into many language; and,
- Written with the average player in mind.
An eight-person committee worked two-years to review former books and simply the publication of... Read More
Men's World Rugby Rankings, January 2018 - The top two spots in the World Rugby rankings go to New Zealand and England, which held these one/two placements during 2017. Should these same rankings continue throughout 2018, then the Test between England and the All Blacks next autumn should determine who finishes the year in first place. The standings are:
Scotland... Read More
Editor's Note: The author is the former head coach of Lindenwood-Belleville, one of the independent programs referenced in the column.
It all started back in 2010 with the creation of the Atlantic Coast Rugby League, the first collegiate rugby conference. Prior to the ACRL, everyone belonged to a local area union, which was overseen by one of seven territorial unions. These bodies not only... Read More
The rugby hit video of 2017 turned out not to be a try like Canada's Magali Harvey's field-length beauty in the Women's RWC of 2014 or the 2003 RWC Cup winning dropkick off the foot of England's Jonny Wilkinson. No, the online film that generated the most interest was the haka performed by New Zealand Women before the World Cup final in Ireland. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzg4rJJNX30)
After... Read More