New York RFC Sevens - Tomorrow, marks the 60th anniversary of the New York RFC Sevens, the oldest sevens event in the USA, and the longest continually operated rugby tounament in the country. It was started in 1958 when eight teams played in Manhattan. The final then was an all MIT affair with their A and B-sides competing for the title.
The genesis of the competition stemmed from the fact that... Read More
Canadian rugby, which has been beset by subpar Men's performances, stands one game away from becoming the final team in the next RWC for Japan 2019. World Rugby created a four-nation repechage tournament to decide the 20th entrant in the quadrennial event.
Canada stand 2-0, having amassed 10 points with wins over Kenya and, last Saturday, Germany, 29-10. The two victories tallied eight points,... Read More
Head coach Chris Brown has made two changes from the silver-medal finish in Glendale for the second tournament of the season in Dubai next week. The Eagles are paired with Australia, England and China in Pool B.
Veteran Joanne Fa’avesi and World Series debutant Ashlee Byrge replace Lauren Thunen and Tia Blythe, who helped the Eagles finish second in Colorado. Fa’avesi last appeared for the Eagles... Read More
Olympic qualification opens for the USA men next week in Dubai, with the Eagles drawing New Zealand, Spain and Wales in Pool C. Head coach Mike Friday has named 14 players who will travel to Dubai without delineating which 12 will be on the active roster to start the tournament.
The usual suspects are mostly all there. Regular starters Danny Barrett, Steven Tomasin, Ben Pinkelman, Madison Hughes... Read More
The Eagle Women won the inaugural Rugby World Cup of 1991 by defeating host nation England 19-6. The final was played in Cardiff, Wales, in front of 3,000 spectators at the Cardiff RFC grounds.
The USA dominated the tournament with an unbeaten run into the title game, and impressively, generating 76 points for with only six against. Canada secured the Plate by defeating Spain 16-9.
The USA... Read More
The ink was hardly dry on Rugby Today’s Friday column, stating that the French Women’s 15 had never beaten the Black Ferns, when, a day later, Les Bleues pulled off a major upset, winning 30-27. The loss contributed to New Zealand’s Black (pun intended) Saturday when that great rugby nation suffered a rare double Test disaster with the Men’s and the Women’s fifteens losing away games in Europe.... Read More
One injury has forced a change to the USA’s squad for the 10th and final test of the year against Ireland in Dublin Saturday. The second-ranked Irish, coming off an upset of top-ranked New Zealand, have sent six back to their professional clubs.
For the Eagles, Tony Lamborn is out with a leg injury. Chance Wenglewski, who earned his first cap against the Maori earlier this month, is back in camp... Read More
Saturday's 31-5 victory over Romania in Bucharest has boosted the Eagles to their highest rankings perch of all time. They entered the contest ranked 15th, but with Italy beating Georgia two weeks ago and then losing handily to Australia on the weekend, they've jumped two spots.
Tonga now sits one spot ahead of the USA, despite being pounded 74-24 by Wales Saturday. The opportunity to climb past... Read More
Ireland's splendid, hard fought win 16-9 against New Zealand put them emotionally on top of the world but, alas, not on top of the most recent World Rugby rankings. Here they still remain in second place behind the All Blacks, separated by a negligible .37 percentage points.
For the Irish - still celebrating probably today - it marked the first home win against the Kiwis in 113-years, and only... Read More
The Men’s DII College final four is set after a weekend of action packed rugby. UW-Whitewater returns seeking its third straight DII title and will be joined by three teams appearing in their first ever DII final four, Queens College, Iowa Central, and NC State.
These four teams will head to Mecklenburg, NC in two weeks to play for a national title.
In a snowy Columbia, Missouri, UW-... Read More