A record setting 109,000 fans attended Cape Town Stadium (Capacity 55,000) this past weekend for the second sevens tournament held in that South African City. (Prior, the event was held in Elizabeth in a smaller venue). Admittedly, the fans came for two-days to root for the Blitzboks to win their second straight tournament (Dubai, last weekend), and also to defend their 2015 Cape Town tournament... Read More
At the completion of the first two rounds of the Men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens held in Dubai and Cape Town, the finding is that the three team from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) so far have demonstrated marked improvements in play. England, winners of Cape Town, in a narrow 19-17 victory over host South Africa, rank number two, while Scotland sit at number four, their highest place... Read More
At the 37th annual Aspen Ruggerfest in 2004, the tournament added a new event, an Over-50 Division, pushing the age limit five-years higher than the previous Over-45 Division, which had once superseded an Over-35 Division. The desire never to hang up the boots must have brought delight to the 50 plus set who would now play against age appropriate opponents.
For many, the history of adding on... Read More
The first 7s tournaments in Dubai last week engendered results, surprises, and questions for the men’s and women’s teams on the circuit. The Men will compete in nine more events, while the Women will play in five more, including, the recent announcement of a new venue, the Las Vegas 7s, the first weekend in March. (www.usasevens.com)
New Zealand, the former perennial 7s champs, rebounded... Read More
The 2016 edition of the New York 7s Tournament, organized by the New York RFC, and played at Randall’s Island, saw over 135 teams play this past Saturday in New York City. There were twelve divisions contested with Cup, Plate, and Bowl trophies. In addition, monies were paid to the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions. Results follow:
DIVISION WINNER... Read More
World Rugby and the Japan 2019 organising committee have confirmed that the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw will take place on 10 May, 2017 in Kyoto's State Guest House.
The iconic venue is a national symbol in Japan and has played host to globally important meetings, including hosting world leaders at the 2016 G7 summit.
With excitement and anticipation building across Japan, the... Read More
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, the nation will be preparing for the annual turkey dinner repast, watching the Macy's Day Parade in Manhattan live, and viewing football on television. And another activity will occur in New York City, the final detailed preparations of the New York RFC's Seven-A-Side tournament on Saturday, November 26.
The NYRFC, founded in 1929 and the USA's oldest rugby only club,... Read More
The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) announced yesterday that it was withdrawing its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. This leaves Ireland, France, and South Africa as the remaining countries seeking to host the tournament.
The Italian withdrawal did not come as a surprise since Rome had also retracted its bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many perceived that both proffers were linked together, and if one... Read More
Rugby has been played in Bermuda since the 19th-century. American club visits to the Island began in the 1930s when Harvard, Yale, and Princeton 15s journeyed south, usually in March or April for some competitive rugby and some fun.
The touring continued into the 1950s with Dartmouth founding a rugby club mainly to take an athletic spring break where the college co-eds also came on vacation.
When... Read More