With the weather wreaking havoc on the east coast, most matches were able to be played this weekend. It was a full schedule in college as the Rugby East, Big Ten, Liberty, Rocky Mountain, Chesapeake, SCRC, and MARC were in action. In addition to the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and ARP for the men’s side of DI Club, the first weekend of women’s DI was played as well as four games in the WPL. Lastly,... Read More
An important Women's rugby conference will take place over three-days - December 7,8, and 9 - in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Queens University.
The event features a roster of dynamic speakers:
Nicole Lavoi: Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport;
Katie Sadleir: World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby;
Kathy Henderson: Vice Chair, Rugby Canada;
Phaidra... Read More
Rugby Championship, Round Four - The fourth match in the four-nation, southern hemisphere contest will take place this Saturday when New Zealand welcome South Africa and Australia host Argentina. The All Blacks match will be played in Westpac Stadium (34,500), Wellington while the Wallaby game is at Cbus Stadium (27.400) in Robina.
The Kiwis are 3-0 to date in this 2018 event, and have won the... Read More
Yale University, under the aegis of Greg McWilliams, Director of Rugby, presented a one-day, coaches training seminar in New Haven, engaging the services of Kiwi Scott Robertson. Robertson, a former All Black with 22-appearances, is the successful coach of the Canterbury Crusaders, winners in 2017 and 2018 of the Super Rugby Championship. He also coached the New Zealand U20 squad to their U20... Read More
There were a limited number of games in DI this past weekend but several teams impressed enough to make it into the rankings. Nobody in last week’s top 25 lost but several teams were pushed early on in this season.
Lindenwood-Belleville nearly claimed another DIA scalp but Indiana was able to get by 18-14. Nonetheless, the Belleville has impressed and moves into the top 25 for the first time this... Read More
If Team USA’s clean sheet is to stay unblemished through the end of the year, it’s going to take some doing. There are two games in which the Eagles will be favored, and two in which they’ll be heavy underdogs.
USA Rugby confirmed the Nov. 17 match with Romania in Bucharest Wednesday. The Eagles last met the Oaks in 2016, falling 23-10 in Bucharest. All-time, the Americans are 6-2 in the series.... Read More
Expanding the Rugby World Cup from 20 to 24 teams is being given serious consideration by the game’s governing body. World Rugby says four more teams could feature in France in 2023, although the 2027 tournament would appear more likely.
As things stand Canada, Kenya, Hong Kong and Germany will be involved in a play-off event this year with the winners advancing to the 2019 tournament in Japan.... Read More
There are three major players in the space of broadcasting and streaming major international and professional rugby in the United States – ESPN+, NBC Gold, and FloRugby. It can be confusing chasing down the match or competition you want to watch, so we break it down for you.
The four major professional leagues are divvied up between the three outlets. Flo has the French Top 14. NBC Gold carries... Read More
In June and July of 1996, the fifth High School All-Americans embarked on a tour to New Zealand, a 21-day, six match local schedule. The squad was comprised of 26-players from 16 clubs and ten states. Mark Bullock and Tony Smeeth served as coaches, and Rex Norris acted as manager. George Hook, National Coaching Director, aided in the selection process.
The team featured five returnees from the... Read More
An important segment of the American rugby community is moving forward with demonstrable pride and purpose, the Women’s Rugby Coaches & Referees Association (WRCRA). The organization was founded in 2017 to establish a professional network of coaches, referees, and administrators to further the growth and development of women’s rugby in the United States.
The WRCRA sponsored its first meeting... Read More