Impact Beyond 2019 programme on track to greatly accelerate growth of rugby in Asia
900,000 new rugby participants involved in Asia 1 Million project with one year to go
Tag rugby introduced to 1,982 schools in Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
Asia is home to 60 per cent of world’s youth population
With one year to go, Japan 2019 is on track to be the most impactful Rugby World Cup to date having... Read More
The popular West Coast 7s autumn tournament will take place on two weekends in two venues. The first one on October 6 is at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, with four pools of three-sides each, a five team secondary contest, and a women's event.
Two weeks later, a two-day tournament on October 20 and October 21 features a full 16-team contingent at the pitches on Treasure Island, San Francisco, which... Read More
The Hong Kong Sevens Tournament in April 1990 represented a watershed moment when the IRB (renamed World Rugby) announced it would schedule the first Sevens World Cup in 1993. That event would take place in Scotland, the birthplace of seven-a-side rugby in Melrose on the Scottish border. The Sevens World Cup would be played every four-years following the same pattern as the Rugby World Cup. The... Read More
The final two teams to qualify for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will reach some determination when the six-nation Africa Gold Cup continues over the next two weekends. The winner of this event becomes the Pool B Africa 1 entrant to play New Zealand, South Africa, and Italy.
The fifteen that finishes second in the Africa Gold Cup will become the fourth and last team to compete in the Repechage... Read More
The eleventh U20 Trophy Championship, the eight-team contest for second ranked youth sides, will take place in Romania. The tournament starts on August 24 and runs until September 10. The winner advances next year to the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, twelve-team event.
The eight participants represent world areas of rugby:
Samoa (relegated from the U20)
Portugal (... Read More
The 45th annual Can Am tournament welcomed over 100 Women’s and Men’s sides to the scenic Adirondack Forest region of upper New York State. Just a few miles from Lake Placid, the event continues to be the summer fun event for New England, New York State, Midwest, and visiting Canadian teams.
What has made the event such a popular, mid summer venue is the camaraderie and enthusiasm that... Read More
This weekend – July 27, 28, and 29 – will mark the 45th anniversary of the Saranac Lake Can Am tournament, the largest rugby fifteen’s event in the country.
The 25th tournament in 1998 continued to attract top teams from the two countries. Founded in 1974 by the Mountaineers RFC of Saranac Lake, the tournament welcomed Women’s and Men’s sides from Canada and the USA, and included A Division, Club... Read More
All hail New Zealand for the nation’s double gold medal for Women and Men in the weekend’s spectacular World Rugby World Sevens World Cup.
The tournament represented a repeat of these two Kiwi winners from the 2013 Moscow Sevens RWC. Remember also, New Zealand Women and Men won the last fifteen's World Cup, the Women in Ireland (2017) and the Men in England (2015).
Although the All Black Men... Read More
The seventh World Rugby Sevens World Cup starts tomorrow, Friday, June 20 in San Francisco. For three-days, 24 Men's teams, and 16 Women's teams will square off in AT&T Park. NBC Sports network will televise thirty-hours of fast-paced rugby during the three-days of the event.
The winners from the 2013 event in Moscow were:
Cup New Zealand New... Read More
Once upon a time in America, the big international sevens event was played in San Diego. In February of 2009, the third year the tournament was held there, it marked the last stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Circuit before the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai in March. (Won, surprisingly by Wales over Argentina.)
The USA sevens started out in Los Angeles before it was purchased by United World... Read More