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
This week (starting last Saturday) marked the 60th anniversary of the historic Dartmouth RFC tour to England in 1958, the first American college or club rugby tour to Europe. An All-American tour from California visited Australia in the first decade of the 20th century, but no other US fifteen had ventured abroad (U. Cal visits to British Columbia not-with-standing) since those early days.
The... Read More
Three of Team USA’s World Cup warm-up fixtures have been cemented for next summer, with the Eagles set to take on Canada, Fiji and Japan. They’ll host just one of those matches, July 27 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. against Canada.
The road fixtures are Aug. 3 against Samoa and Aug. 10 against Japan in Suva, Fiji. The matches are part of the rehabbed “Pacific Nations Cup”, which has taken... Read More
The U.S. Rugby Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2018 Kevin Higgins College Scholarships. The $1,000 scholarships, named in honor of one of the U.S.A.'s all-time great players, Kevin Higgins, (pictured), are awarded to graduating high school seniors who have gone on to continue their education and rugby at the collegiate level. This year's recipients brings the total to 102 Higgins... Read More
You’ve all heard it. After being stuffed repeatedly, a scrum or lineout inside the attacking 22 provides a rare scoring opportunity. To make sure the sense of occasion isn’t lost or wasted, someone points out the newfound proximity to the try line, hoping to inspire hyper focus.
After 42 years of hard yards, the ‘look where we are’ moment for American rugby has arrived. The men’s Eagles have... Read More
Snow Cancels European Match - The European Challenge Cup match between the Northampton Saints against the Timisoara Saracens from Romania was postponed due to a heavy snowstorm in Bucharest that covered the pitch. Efforts to clear the field of a few feet of snow met with negative results. Northampton are second in their group with two wins from three games, while Timisoara are bottom with three... Read More