By Kent Oszmanski, VP Sales, Rhino
Saturday - I walked around the entire stadium, which was fully staffed at every food and beverage vendor point. AT&T Park was prepared for a sellout crowd.
I donned my USA 7s Lincoln blazer, drawing many favorable glances. I honored all photo requests.
My Prime Sport hospitality package proved pricy but the cost was worth it to sit in peace and quiet and... Read More
Former Seattle Seawolves head coach Tony Healy has sued the team’s ownership group, Seattle Rugby, LLC, and owner Adrian Balfour for breach of contract, failure to pay wages, and willful withholding of wages. The suit, filed in King County Superior Court on June 28, is seeking $43,000 in pay, damages and legal fees.
Healy, a Canadian national, was announced as the Seawolves head coach in October... Read More
Now start the drumbeats from home and abroad (mostly, the latter) that USA Rugby should consider a bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup. This represents an out of sort’s proposal not based on reality. The artificial belief persists that rugby in the USA is a sleeping giant that only needs a global kiss to awaken it and generate millions of dollars from first-class, American-based rugby events
In... 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
The close of the highly successful World Cup Sevens left one unsettled dispute; whether World Rugby should utilize the past week’s knock out format for future World Cup events. Traditionally, sevens’ tournaments used round robin play with eight Men’s and Women’s teams advancing into the quarterfinal round. This meant that a one match loss in the pool did not always impede advancement and a chance... Read More
With rugby sevens on a high after a spectacular and record-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens that attracted over 100,000 fans in San Francisco, players and fans alike have been taking to social media to mark the milestone.
Sevens made an impressive Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016 with Australia’s women claiming the first rugby gold medal since the 1924 Games and Fiji’s men claiming their nation’s... Read More
Many of you are probably jetlagged, hungover or otherwise still reeling from a frenetic three days of World Cup rugby in San Francisco. Like Haz, I was seemingly one of few American rugby diehards unable to attend, so the only thing still haunting me is the image seared into my brain by New Zealand’s shorts.
Those things were tighter than the try zones at AT&T Park. So tight, in fact, Kurt... Read More
NEW YORK (July 23, 2018)- Rugby United New York, New York City’s first professional rugby franchise, has signed English rugby star Ben Foden for the 2019 Major League Rugby season, the team announced today.
Foden started his career in 2004 with the Gallagher Premiership’s Sale Sharks. Foden made the move to the Northampton Saints in 2008 and has spent the last 10 seasons with the club. Over that... 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
by Kent Oszmanski
I arrived at stadium late Friday evening surprised to see scalpers buying and selling tickets. I decided to sell my ticket at a slight gain from original purchase price three months ago.
After a couple of adult beverages in Pete’s Tavern, I got antsy to see USA Men play in final match of the day and attempted to enter through the SF Giants dugout flagship store. But I was... Read More