In November 2006, Rugby Magazine announced the new venue and the dates for the 2007 USA Sevens tournament., scheduled for February 10 in Petco Park, San Diego. Previously for three-years, the tournament under ownership and operation by USA Rugby, had run the event in the Home Depot Center Los Angeles.
The rights to the tournament had been purchased by entrepreneur Jon Prusmack (founder and... Read More
The key event in Women's rugby in 2018 was New Zealand's dominant win in the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco. The Black Ferns marched through the tournament undefeated, trouncing France 29-0 to secure the Gold medal. They nipped the USA 26-21 in the semifinal round. Australia captured the Bronze for third place with 24-14 win against the Eagles.
The Kiwis continued their sevens' superiority... Read More
The Year of the Irish - Ireland was named "Team of the Year" by World Rugby, after having achieved an 11-1 record in 2018. The wins included a Six Nations title with also a Grand Slam (beating the other five nations), two victories away on tour in Australia, and, finally, a decisive win at home against the All Blacks in November.
Ireland amassed 370 points versus only 184 against, or a 31-point... Read More
SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and all things New York sports, is now also the home of New York City’s first professional rugby franchise, Rugby United New York (RUNY).SNY will televise nine games of RUNY’s inaugural season, with the premiere game airing LIVE Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 PM EST.
“As the home of New York Sports, we are excited to team up with... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Canadian sensation John Moonlight is coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Toronto Arrows. He's played in XVs and 7s World Cups, Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games, and now Major League Rugby. Stick around to the end to hear his take on who'd win a bare knuckle brawl between him and Danny Barrett.... Read More
Among the many famous people who played rugby in their lifetime, one story stands out as having global historic political impact; the rugby life and times of Ernesto Guevara. The Argentinean med student left behind the bourgeois life in Buenos Aires - including playing rugby - for a personal journey that would eventually create "Che" Guevara, the left-wing Marxist and Latin American revolutionary... Read More
The strategic move from Paris to Parc des Sports Aguiléra, home of Biarritz Olympique, will enable the FFR to maximise the visibility, attendance and impact of hosting the final round of the record-breaking series at a time when women’s rugby in France is on a high.
It has been a stellar year for France, winning the silver medal at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, a first 15s win over New Zealand and... Read More
Major League Rugby's second season kicks off in just over a month, and all but the Utah Warriors have announced player signings. We've compiled the announced signings and sifted them through a few different filters.
First you'll see each team's tallies in three different categories; how many have been signed, how many combined international caps are under contract, and then a break down of... Read More
The 1996 National Sevens Tournament played in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in August, brought together sixteens teams from the USA’s Seven Territorial Unions. The path into the finals proved different from each of the seven territories with some offering tournaments, while others designated a squad.
The qualifying teams:
Northeast: White Plains, Montauk
MidAtlantic: NOVA, Maryland Exiles,... Read More
When the Irish Times writes, “The USA, World Rugby’s bagel with cream cheese…”. all in the local community should be aware of the recent focus on rugby in America from media entities around the globe. However, it is chancy today to sort out pragmatism based on fact or Pollyannaish thinking based on fancy concerning the nation’s rugby future.
“Facts,” Alfred P. Sloan, former CEO of General Motors... Read More