To say it’s been a disappointing few months for fans of the U.S. National Rugby League team would be an understatement. First the team faltered in 2021 World Cup qualifying to Jamaica setting up a tough final qualification, but now outlets around the world are reporting that the rights to the 2025 Rugby League World Cup have been stripped from the United States and Canada.
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It wasn’t the busiest weekend for Americans overseas. Some were rested coming off a month with the Eagles. Some were rested because their team was involved in cup play. Of those that did see action Titi Lamositele saw good time again with the Saracens. Blaine Scully and Samu Manoa both started for Cardiff. Lastly, Andrew Durutalo and David Tameilau saw time for their respective squads.
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In May of 1999, U. Cal Berkeley won its 16th national D1 Men’s championship, defeating Penn State 36-5 in the final. The championship match was played in San Francisco’s Balboa Stadium.
The win represented the Golden Bears’ ninth consecutive title and reaffirmed the University’s dominance over USA college rugby.
Sixteen teams started out, playing in the opening round in three venues; Berkeley,... Read More
NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual crowned its women’s 15s champions this past weekend and saw three of the four teams earn a place in the men's Champions Cup slated for April 27 and 28 in the spring.
The women’s competition took place entirely in the fall. The four region winners were Salve Regina, Catholic University, Minnesota-Moorhead, and Wayne State.
After all the dust settled, Wayne State... Read More
The initial tournament of the ten scheduled HSBC 2018/2019 Men’s Sevens event concluded in Dubai, where New Zealand defeated the USA to take the title. The victory represented the first All Blacks win in Dubai since 2009, ending a nine-year draught.
England beat Australia for the Bronze medal. Of note, England 7’s star Dan Norton became the first player to notch 300 tries in the HSBC annual event... Read More
NC State captured the DII men’s national title with a convincing 57-12 win over two time reigning champions Wisconsin-Whitewater. It was the first national championship in program history.
To get to the finals the Wolfpack had to dispatch a tough Iowa Central squad. The game was 21-17 early in the first half but NC State pulled away for a 33-17 victory over the Tritons.
The Warhawks reached their... Read More
Netflix is running past episodes of the hour long, political series, “The West Wing,” which debuted in 1999. In the show, actor Martin Sheen plays the role of Jeb Bartlet, President of the United States. His fictitious biography narrates an undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, a Nobel Prize in Economics, and a governorship of New Hampshire.
Nowhere does it indicate he played rugby nor expressed... Read More
It was the fall championship weekend as men's and women's clubs from collegiate D1, D1AA, and DII gathered in Matthews, N.C. to crown this season's top teams. D1A also got into the act with three games and the MLR exhibition season began with two matches.
The first match of the championship Sunday was the D1AA final between St. Joseph’s and Bowling Green State. The Falcons jumped out to a 14-0... Read More
Team USA opened its Olympic qualification campaign with a silver-medal performance in Dubai, accruing a 4-2 record with both losses coming to champ New Zealand. The Eagles defeated Fiji in the quarterfinals and Australia in the semis before falling to the All Blacks in the final, 21-5.
The result is the USA's best-ever start to a season. The previous high mark was a third-place finish in 2015. If... Read More
It wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles are onto the gold-medal match at Dubai 7s with a thrilling 22-17 win over Australia. The Americans jumped out to a 12-0 lead, then conceded 17-straight points before Danny Barrett scored the walk-off try two-and-a-half minutes into extra time.
The win puts the USA into the final against New Zealand at 10:29 a.m. ET. The All Blacks delivered the Eagles their only... Read More