The XV Facts To Tell Your Parents About Rugby
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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.
United World Sports announced Thursday its partnership with NDP Championships in creating The Sevens Championship. It’s the first formalized 7s championship for school-age teams in the United States.
NDP is a very large, successful lacrosse tournament organization and a branch of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), which runs the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, its flagship... Read More
One major, international sports event is so under the radar that, probably, you’re reading about it for the first time in Rugby Today. It’s the second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to August 28, 2014 for youth under 18-years old.
For the first time, rugby sevens will be included, as these games mirror the Olympic entries for Brazil in 2016 when... Read More
The New Jersey State Based Rugby Organization (NJSBRO) is backing the expansion and perpetuation of youth rugby through American Flag Rugby (AFR). The NJSBRO aims to serve as the umbrella organization that will oversee the development and growth of all youth AFR programs in the state.
AFR will enter its 16th season of existence since its inception during the summer of 1999. It all started with 25... Read More
All-time IRB 7s World Series points leader Ben Gollings has been tabbed the head coach of the boys team to compete at the Youth Olympics Aug. 17-20 in Nanjig, China. He'll be assisted by Salty Thompson, currently the head man of the High School All American program and formerly of the Junior All Americans (U20s).
USA Rugby announced it would enter a boys team and a girls team in the Games in... Read More
Deep South Rugby is hosting a very full Day of Rugby Festival Saturday at
Pan American Stadium in City Park in New Orleans. To show the growth in
popularity and highlight the skills of Deep South teams, many different
types of teams will be on display.
There will be Youth Rugby matches. New Orleans Halfmoons Women's Team will
be in action. A collegiate match between Loyola and... Read More
Over 70 teams and over 2,000 kids will convene at the fields of Freedom
Youth Rugby in Maryland in the 15th annual Potomac Rugby Union
Youth League tournament.
The PRUYL has been fighting the good fight for youth rugby for many years,
well before many regions in the country started rugby programs for kids.
This year’s tournament will... Read More