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Rugby Championship Series Begins - The southern hemisphere Rugby Championship starts this Saturday with two contests, New Zealand away at Australia, and South Africa host Argentina at home.

The All Blacks routed a visiting Wales side in three easy Test matches this year while the Aussies were humiliated by England, losing all three of their games in Australia.

South Africa finished third in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a victory against Argentina.

Saturday, August 20 - All Blacks vs. Wallabies at 8:05 p.m. in Sydney

Saturday, August 20 - Springboks vs. Pumas at 5:05 in Nelspruit

Tickets on Sale for Maori (Under 20) and Eagles - There are still tickets available to the November 4th Friday evening game (7:00 p.m.) between the Maori All Blacks and the Eagles at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL. (www.usarugby.org)

Tickets on Sale for All Blacks and Ireland in Chicago - The Chicago Test on November 5th marks the fourth visit to the USA by the All Blacks. Last year's game against the Eagles witnessed a record USA rugby crowd of 61,500 in historic Soldier Field. Tickets available from many on-line vendors. Ireland last played in Houston a few years back.

What's in a name? - Did you know the names given to the five PRO rugby teams?

Denver Stampede

Ohio Aviators

Sacramento Express

San Diego Breakers

San Francisco Rush

Tickets on Sale for Las Vegas Sevens - Time to book the best seats at the Las Vegas Sevens March 3,4, and 5, 2017. The fast action and pageantry return again as fans will fill Sam Boyd Stadium to see Fiji, the newly crowned Olympic gold medalists, and the other fifteen nations.

www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/2016-usa-sevens-tickets-on-sale/