The RUGBY PatCast is a regular pdcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this week's episode, Rugby Today contributor Jake Frechette joins Pat for an old school S.W.O.T. analysis of Major League Rugby post-inaugural season. We also discuss what we think we know about the rules of engagement for the offseason and what to expect in season two. And we talk #RWC7s because why not?
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The seventh World Rugby Sevens World Cup starts tomorrow, Friday, June 20 in San Francisco. For three-days, 24 Men's teams, and 16 Women's teams will square off in AT&T Park. NBC Sports network will televise thirty-hours of fast-paced rugby during the three-days of the event.
The winners from the 2013 event in Moscow were:
Cup New Zealand New... Read More
Once upon a time in America, the big international sevens event was played in San Diego. In February of 2009, the third year the tournament was held there, it marked the last stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Circuit before the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai in March. (Won, surprisingly by Wales over Argentina.)
The USA sevens started out in Los Angeles before it was purchased by United World... Read More
When head coach Mike Friday first sat down with a calendar in preparation for Rio 2016, he knew his players would have a long, intense run of training and playing leading into the Olympics, which would be separated from 7s’ other major quadrennial, the World Cup, by an insufficiently short couple of seasons. The World Cup would also be sandwiched on the other end by Olympic qualification and... Read More
With less than four weeks to go before the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship begins in New York City, only 13 spots are left. Nineteen of the 32 teams have already qualified for the tournament and here is how each region breaks down:
The three seeds from the Frontier have basically been wrapped up with one final tournament, the Denver 7s, on July 28th. Bulldog Rugby won the... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - Last time they were on home soil, the Men's Eagles Sevens achieved greatness alongside crowds of screaming American fans when they won Gold in the Cup Final at 2018 USA Sevens. Now, with a fifth place seeding, Head Coach Mike Friday, his 12 starters and two injury reserves will travel to AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA for the first ever U.S. hosted Rugby World Cup at... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Under the direction of team medical staff, Alev Kelter will remain out of competition for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Kelter has been continuing recovery from an injury sustained during the 2017-18 season and will continue to support the group from the bench throughout the tournament.
In her stead, Kelsi Stockert has been activated and will travel to San Francisco tomorrow.... Read More
Samoa, as predicted, qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2019 by defeating Germany away 42-28. Samoa won both matches, achieving a 108-42 points total.
Germany led at the half, but Samoa rallied in the second period.
In the November repechage tournament to be played in Marseille, France for the final slot, three nations are confirmed: Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, with the fourth spot to be filled by... Read More
Congratulations to France for winning the FIFA World Cup 2018. In four years, the tournament will be played in Qatar, and four-years after in 2026, the USA, Mexico, and Canada will serve as the hosts.
In the past, the FIFA World Cup has been the most watched sports event around the globe, generating cumulative television viewership exceeding 40 billion. This recent event in Russia may surpass... Read More
For the first time in 28 years, David Smyth is no longer involved with BYU Rugby, as the head coach and his staff have stepped down. The initial announcement was made Monday by the wives of Smyth and longtime assistant Wayne Tarawhiti on Facebook. Friday, Smyth released his own statement via the BYU Rugby Facebook page.
“Earlier this week news broke that I, along with the rest of the BYU coaching... Read More