Former Scotland sevens player Clark Laidlaw has been unveiled as the new All Blacks Sevens head coach, although he will not take up his post until 1 June, 2017.
Laidlaw, currently assistant coach of English Championship club London Irish, has formerly worked as skills coach and video analyst under former New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens.
In the interim period, former All Blacks... Read More
This past weekend witnessed many international autumnal matches in Europe as the 2016 season winds down with but a few games remaining.
Australia 23 (10) – Scotland 22 (17) At Murryfield -The hard luck Scots lost to Australia again by one point having led 17-10 at the break. This replicated the heartbreak RWC 2015 loss, also by one point, when Australia was awarded a dubious, last minute penalty... Read More
In October 2015, England lost their second match of the Rugby World Cup to Australia after previously having been beaten in pool play by Wales. The hosts of the most successful RWC would not qualify for the quarter finals, embarrassed in front of the world on rugby’s quadrennial stage.
Gnashing of teeth. Donning of hair shirts.
Within weeks of the end of the 2015 RWC, the Rugby Football Union... Read More
An exciting international match occurred in Wembly Stadium, London, last Saturday when the fabled Barbarians and South Africa tied at 31-31 in a thrilling display of open rugby. An enthralled crowd of 47,000 watched the match.
The Barbarian Football Club, nicknamed the "Baa-Baas” is an invitational team based in the United Kingdom. The team plays in traditional black and white hoops, and competes... Read More
The “Rugby Weekend” begins this Friday night, November 4, when the Men’s Eagles meet the Maori All Blacks at Toyota Park Stadium, Bridgeview, Illinois, outside of Chicago. The match starts at 7 p.m. Central Time
The second game features the All Blacks versus Ireland in historic Soldiers Field, Chicago, on Saturday, November 5. This game begins at 3 p.m. Central Time.
This marks the second match... Read More
Men - New Zealand rugby scored a rare double when both the Men’s and Women’s sides defeated Australia on the same weekend. The All Blacks notched their 18th straight Tier 1, Test triumph – tying their own record for consecutive victories – with a 32-10 win against the visiting Wallabies. (N.B. Australia have not won at Eden Park, Auckland, since 1986).
The Rugby World Champions continue to roll... Read More
Former Player To Help Lead AEG’s Work In Rugby In The United States
White Plains, NY October 21, 2016 - United World Sports today announced that Dan Lyle, Executive Vice President Sponsorships, has resigned his position effective immediately. Lyle will be joining AEG to help expand their rugby platform in the United States and abroad. UWS and AEG are working as potential partners on several to-be... Read More
The recent move to Samoa of Sir Gordon Tietjens, who, for twenty-two years, guided the All Blacks sevens program to international success, has generated controversy in both countries.
The outspoken Tietjens spoke of his frustration at the perceived lack of support by the New Zealand RFU in the past 18-months of his tenure. Yet, for the rugby community, the New Zealand's team disappointing fifth... Read More
Ireland and the rugby community grieved over the death of rugby great, Anthony Foley, player and coach, who died suddenly at age 42 in Paris. “The whole rugby family of Ireland is in mourning,” was the universal statement.
Playing for the national team Foley had been capped 62 times, and captained the Irish on three occasions. Starting at number 8, he scored a record 23 tries in Champion Cup... Read More