Today, continues the second day of the 2015 World Rugby’s U-20 championship in two Italian cities. This competition amalgamated former U-19 and U-21 events into one tournament.
Twelve nations are competing for the title, last won by England. Four teams play in three pools as follows:
Pool A: England, France, Wales, and Japan
Pool B: South Africa, Australia, Samoa, and Italy
Pool C: New Zealand,... Read More
Tom Conger, Dartmouth RFU ’61, and a former player for the Pittsburgh Rugby Club, and later, for the Hawaii Harlequins, was moderately disappointed that neither of his two sons picked up the sport. Conger holds the distinction of being the first rugby name mentioned in the NY Times after 1940, when the Big Green won the second, New York Sevens in November 1960. The wonderful Dartmouth rugby... Read More
For U-19 teams, and/or high schools sides for boys and girls, there still is time to travel to Paris for this year’s June 19 to June 21 Tournament of Capitals (www.tournoisdescapitales), the seventh year for this rugby event.
This is the first time that sevens will be featured for boys born in 2000 and 2001. And sevens for girls will be comprised among females born in 1998, 1999, and 2000. This... Read More
Yet another report is touting the rapid growth of rugby participation in the United States. Bloomberg says the Sports & Fitness Industry Association's U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report, released earlier this week, has rugby as the fastest growing team sport in America.
The report shows rugby growing by 81-percent from 2008-2013 and lacrosse growing by nearly 66-percent, while basketball,... Read More
A new rugby documentary is in the works. Try is about a high school rugby program in a rough part of Fresno, Calif., where a volunteer coach has helped positively impact the lives of his players. It caught the eye of the Huffington Post, and the sizzle reel for the film is below.
(Submitted by Ted Kunkel)
North Bay Rugby CLU in Aberdeen, MD offers rugby for all ages and both genders. The Youth touch summer program (organized 16-years ago) teaches boys and girls, starting at age seven, the basic principles of the game, but most importantly, the love for the sport. Over 100 youngsters are involved in this summer program.
The young children eventually move up to the North... Read More
The XV Facts To Tell Your Parents About Rugby
Your size is perfect for at least three positions.
Playing rugby in high school increases your chances of playing the sport in college. (Almost every college in America has a rugby club for men and many for women.)
Many college programs count rugby as a bona fide extracurricular activity.
Rugby teaches safe tackling, football promotes collision... Read More
Team USA’s boys finished the Youth Olympic Games 1-4, in second-to-last place, and winless in the pool rounds. Their only win came against Japan after all hope of medaling, in other words finishing in the top half of a six-team event, were gone.
The girls went 1-2-1 in the pool rounds, scooping up their only win against in-over-its-head-Tunisia. The Americans ended up with a better point... Read More
The USA U20 Women lost 51-5 to the U20 side from Canada in London, Ontario.
The second contest is Saturday, August 23, in Sarnia, Ontario, at Norm Perry Park starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 (Canadian)
Canada girls finished second to Australia in the Youth Olympic Sevens in Nanjing.