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
Close to 900,000 ticket applications received during Supporters’ Club/Front Row priority ballot
More than 2.5 million ticket applications received across all ballot phases to date
Next ballot application phase open from 19 September to 12 November
With 437 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, demand for tickets following the recently completed Supporters’ Club/Front Row... Read More
The Rugby World Cup Sevens begins Friday, July 20 in San Francisco's AT&T baseball stadium, home of the SF Giants. The event will mark three-days of exciting women's and men's sevens to determine the winner of this quadrennial tournament. Invited are 24-Men's sides, and 16-Women's teams. Both USA teams are seeded fifth.
On Friday, the Men's bracket commences with eight-qualifying matches from... Read More
This Saturday, Samoa and Germany commence the first of two home and away games to determine who moves forward in to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Playoff spot. The winner will compete in Pool A against Ireland, Scotland, Japan, and Russia. The second Playoff match will be July 14.
Germany qualified by defeating Portugal in a one off game. The German XV are 5-10 in 2017 and 2018 with victories against... Read More