For the loyal book reading fans of Cd Brennan – and they number many – who thrilled to her initial American penned rugby/romance novel “In Touch” published to great success in 2015, now comes the second offering of a trilogy in the “Play On” series. This new one is called “In Time” and it is available on Amazon.com.
Brennen is an Aussie/American who lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, married to... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Head Coach, Dartmouth Men
Following from the first rugby positions blog which looked at the skills and responsibilities of the fly half, this month we look at a close ally on the field, the scrum half or number 9.
The Role of Scrum Half
The General on the pitch, a scrum half is the boss of the Forwards and is clear and confident in demands for the type and speed of ball wanted... Read More
Heineken Extends Rugby Backing - The Netherlands-based beer company increased its sponsorship of World Rugby for another 24-years. In addition, it offered to sponsor the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland this August.
Six Nations, Round Four - All eyes will be on Twickenham tomorrow where a recharged Scotland XV meet an undefeated England side (17 consecutive victories) at Twickenham in... Read More
USA/Ireland Test Match Tickets - The official ticket presale for USA v. Ireland, June 10, Saturday, to be played in Red Bull Stadium, New Jersey (a short ride from Manhattan by PATH train) started Thursday, February 23. To receive a presale notification, sign up for the Official USA Rugby Ticket Presale Email List. Then you will receive the exclusive code needed to purchase game seats.
ARC Round... Read More
USA vs Canada (Men) – This Saturday the Eagles play arch rival Canada in the third round of the 2017 America Rugby Championship (ARC) at an away game in British Columbia. The Maple Leafs lead the series of 55 matches (first game in 1977) with 38 wins, 16 losses, and one draw.
The USA have won the last four contests, dating back to 2014. The Canadians had been victorious in the seven prior games,... Read More
As the American rugby community awaits PRO Rugby's next steps (i.e.; season or no season?), another new domestic "pro" venture has recently been announced. It’s called Major League Rugby and, as of today, features a logo and a line up of prospective teams. Plans call for a start in 2018.
The potential nine clubs number the Austin Huns, Chicago Lions, Dallas Griffins, Glendale Raptors, Houston... Read More
The quadrennial Maccabiah Games held in Israel are the third largest sporting event in the world, attracting 9,000 athletes from 78 countries. The event brings together male and female Jewish athletes from around the globe.
The games are named after Judah Maccabee who defeated King Antiochus in a successful revolt (167-160 BCE), which included restoring Hebrew worship to the Temple in Jerusalem.... Read More
US Player to Train in New Zealand - U.S. Rugby Foundation and the Golden Eagles to send USA U20 Player, Nafi Maafu, to New Zealand for six-month rugby training. He will spend three weeks at the IRANZ High Performance Course and the rest with the Wellington Rugby Club.
US Rugby Foundation Las Vegas Golf Event - The 2017 USA Sevens Rugby Charity Golf Classic Scrumble is presented by Rhino Rugby.... Read More
The world of rugby mourned the recent death of South African great Joost van der Westhuizen who succumbed to motor neurone disease at age 45. He played in three World Cups, most notably, the historic home win against the All Blacks in 1995, which provided the dramatic sports narrative for the movie "Invictus." He captained the national team in the 1999 RWC.
At six foot one, he was an unusually... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Dartmouth Men's Head Coach
This month’s blog is the first in a series featuring the skills and responsibilities of each of the positions in a rugby team. We start with the ‘fly half’ (also called ‘out half’ or ‘number 10’) role which is responsible for executing the team’s strategy on the field.
The Role of Fly Half
The ‘King’ and key decision maker of the team, so what they say... Read More