Like Camelot that burned brightly for but a short time, so did the N.Y. Aliens, an all-star side that played at least twice in the oldest sevens tournament in America, the venerated New York RFC event, held every Thanksgiving since its 1959 inauguration.
In the earlier beginning, the NYRFC tournament attracted the Ivies and other eastern colleges and clubs, expanding each year during a time (... Read More
The first weekend in the Men’s Six Nations Championship indicated that this could be the closest contest in years. The matches were competitive, one side won by two points, and there was one tie.
Ireland 16 – Wales 16: Wales won a pre RWC game against the Irish, spurring on fans to consider that Wales might do well in the World Cup, which did not occur. This first rematch saw Ireland go up 13-0... Read More
After going 2-1 in pool play, losing only to England, the Eagles lost the opening match of the Cup round to New Zealand, 24-7. The All Blacks won their second consecutive Sevens tournament over home nation Australia 27-24. Fiji beat South Africa for third place 26-12.
Facing Kenya in the first Plate game, the Eagles were up 21-0 at halftime and lost 24-21, scoring no points in the second period.... Read More
The Eagles advanced into the HSBC World Rugby Cup finals against New Zealand (11:35 p.m. today) by going 2-1 in the first day of the Sydney Sevens Tournament.
After strong wins over Wales 42-0, and Japan 33-17, the Eagles fell short against England losing 17-12 (12-7).
Cup Quarter Finals: NZL v USA, FIJ v KEN, ENG v AUS, RSA v ARG
A seven try spree with Palamo touching down twice, and seven... Read More
America's Rugby Championship.
Eagles games televised.
On ESPN3 Live Matches:
Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT: USA v. Argentina
Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT: USA v. Canada
Saturday, February 20 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT: USA v. Chile
Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT: USA v. Brazil
Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT: USA v. Uruguay
ESPN2 Re-... Read More
One swallow does not a summer make,” a quote attributed to Aristotle, means an event or incident does not constitute a trend. So, for the Eagles Sevens, one so-so performance (Wellington) does not call for panic with seven tournaments remaining.
The New Zealand result dropped the Eagles from third to sixth in the HSBC World Rugby standings with 39-points total, four ahead of Australia. The first... Read More
The new appreciation for women’s rugby in Europe stems from the successful Women’s Rugby World Cup that took place in 2014 when France hosted the tournament at the French Rugby Federation complex in Marcoussis, 20-miles south of Paris. The medal games were held at Stade Jean Bouin, a 25,000 seat stadium that was sold out for the final when England defeated Canada 21-9. (N.B. Jean Bouin will... Read More
The start of the annual Six Nations’ tournament for men begins in two weeks on Saturday, February 6 with two contests, and concludes Sunday, February 7.
The tournament represents the first test matches since autumn’s Rugby World Cup, when the four southern hemisphere nations dominated play. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina achieved seven wins with no defeats against the Six... Read More
The dates are set for this year’s fabulous women's Ruggerfest (DC Furies) in the nation's capitol. April 16 and 17.
There will be four brackets: premier, club open, college, and high school/U19. It will be two days of competition, with each team guaranteed three games.
To sign up for the tournament or to find out more about the event, access: https://ruggerfest.wordpress.com.
Kick off the... Read More
For a summary of the first Cape Town Sevens tournament, we interviewed United World Sports’ President Jonathan First, who attended the annual conference of all nations competing in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Rugby Today: Stadium observations?
First: The Cape Town Stadium is first class, built for the South African-hosted FIFA World Cup. It seated 55,000 fans and was filled to 100% when... Read More