After the success of the Blazing Sevens Tournament held last summer at the new, four-pitch turf complex in Morristown, NJ, Morris rugby has organized a two-day tournament at the same facility for March 28-29.
The timing of this tournament will allow teams from New England and the Mid-Atlantic region to easily get some solid game action in advance of their various league seasons. There are... Read More
One of the most successful girls clubs in the east is the Doylestown Junior Girls Club , which enjoyed a banner season. A U-19 team hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, the club finished 2014 as state champions in both 15’s and 7’s. These wins follow another 7’s championship by the team in 2013.
Doylestown’s Head Coach Stacy Mancuso commented, “The girls had more determination then I had seen... Read More
Yet another report is touting the rapid growth of rugby participation in the United States. Bloomberg says the Sports & Fitness Industry Association's U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report, released earlier this week, has rugby as the fastest growing team sport in America.
The report shows rugby growing by 81-percent from 2008-2013 and lacrosse growing by nearly 66-percent, while basketball,... Read More
Former Gonzaga rugby star and current Cleveland Brown Johnson Bademosi joined a bevy of professional athletes in wearing the phrase, "I can't breathe", publicly addressing the death of Eric Garner, who died during a confrontation with New York police. Bademosi took to MMQB with Peter King to explain his decision.
Bademosi, like Nate Ebner, Haloti Ngata and Stewart Bradley, was a standout rugby... Read More
A new rugby documentary is in the works. Try is about a high school rugby program in a rough part of Fresno, Calif., where a volunteer coach has helped positively impact the lives of his players. It caught the eye of the Huffington Post, and the sizzle reel for the film is below.
(This article was written by Bart Sweeny IV, as a follow up to our article about the Mike Petris, father and son. Rugby Today encourages responses from its readers.)
"In 1974, I attended St. Francis Prep to play for legendary Coach Vince O’Connor (He is still there). I knew they had a rugby team and I intended to play. Alan Whelan had left the Prep to Coach St. Johns University. John Barnes was... Read More
It would not be surprising to find American fathers and sons who played college or club rugby but a US high school rugby link is uncommon. But not rare for the two generations of the Petri family from Brooklyn, New York. Mike Petri, Senior, played for St. Francis Prep in the early 1970s, and his son Mike, Junior, played at Xavier High School and is now the NYAC and Eagle scrum half.
Rugby at St... Read More
United World Sports announced Thursday its partnership with NDP Championships in creating The Sevens Championship. It’s the first formalized 7s championship for school-age teams in the United States.
NDP is a very large, successful lacrosse tournament organization and a branch of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), which runs the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, its flagship... Read More
Press Release: DENVER, Colorado – NDP Championships, a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, and United World Sports (UWS) announced today a national partnership centered around the formation of The Sevens Championship as the first-ever youth and high school rugby sevens North American championship tournament. The Sevens Championship, which will be held annually in Florida from December... Read More
The boy’s team heading to Nanjing to represent the United States in the Youth Olympics later this month is gathering at Stanford University for the next several days before making the flight to China. For head coach Ben Gollings, it will be his first opportunity to meet his charges in person.
He and assistant coach Salty Thompson, who recently returned from Argentina as head coach of the High... Read More