USA Rugby has two new board members in Jim Brown and Julie Lau. They were put forth by the nominating committee and approved by the board. At Saturday’s biannual Congress meeting, they were ratified by Congress by comfortable margins.
The third candidate put forward by the nominating committee, Jim Eats, was not approved by the board, leaving one seat open. This may mark the first time a nominee... Read More
Rugby Championship Finale - The sixth and final games of the 2018 southern hemisphere Rugby Championship conclude this Saturday. New Zealand (4-1) have already won the title on total points even if they lose to South Africa (3-2) away. That match will be played in the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.
A game with more importance is the Argentina (2-3) and Australia (1-4) match scheduled for... Read More
The DII College landscape was busy this weekend with all but five of the ranked teams taking place.
The biggest game of the weekend saw Bethel College dismantle Grand Valley State. The Pilots moved up five spots to number seven and Grand Valley State falls to 13.
Marquette continues its hot streak with a win over previously ranked Northern Iowa. 73-10, however, drops Northern Iowa out.
Vermont... Read More
The DI College Rankings saw very little change this week. Ten ranked teams won and there was only matchup between ranked opponents.
Army bested Kutztown 24-17. Grand Canyon slots ahead of Kutztown with the result.
Navy lost to the Norfolk Blues 24-17. The Midshipmen drop a couple spots to number 11.
Texas A&M joins the rankings for the first time after a 52-10 win over LSU. They come in at 25... Read More
The final shoe has dropped for the USA's fall tour, with a Nov. 10 meeting with Samoa filling the gap. The Eagles will play Manu Samoa at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain. The match is bookended by a non-rankings bout with the Maori All Blacks in Chicago Nov. 3 and an away test against Romania in Bucharest Nov. 17. The tour is capped off by a match with Ireland in Dublin Nov. 24.
The... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA. - The Women's National Team has officially named its 34 player roster to face No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England and No. 8 Ireland for the upcoming November Internationals 2018.
After last taking the pitch for their fourth-place finish at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, a new wave of players were selected from recent age-grade, senior high performance camp and Women's Premier League... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode features Amy Rusert, one of the architects of the NCAA rugby initiative, who is back on the front lines as the commissioner of the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA). She comes on the pod to advocate and educate on the effort to make rugby a fully-sponsored NCAA championship sport.... Read More
The continuing interest in Major League Rugby both at home and abroad bodes well for the USA's second attempt to launch a professional rugby league that is both popular and profitable.
The inaugural season witnessed seven clubs participating, all west of the Mississippi River. The final was held in San Diego where Seattle defeated Glendale in front of a crowd of 2,800.
New city-based teams have... Read More
By 1997, the USA had only played a Wales Test once in 1987 in Cardiff, losing in a shutout 40-0. The 1997 side, coached by Jack Clark, was anxious to make a better showing in a four-match, away schedule, starting in January.
Confidence was high with the Eagle participation of eight players contracted to British professional clubs, including, Dan Lyle, the captain, who played for Bath.
The Eagles... Read More
DIA is now in full swing and some conferences have started taking playoff shape. Rugby East, the Big 10 and Liberty are all more than half way through while several other conferences are early on in the season.
Rugby East is set for a battle royal later this season. Army took down Kutztown 24-17 to remain undefeated in conference play and is on a collision course with Penn State later... Read More