The 1966 documentary, “The Endless Summer,” presented an idyllic narrative of surfing around the world. The moviegoer enjoyed vicariously the sun filled pleasure of surfers delighting in the many, extended days of catching waves.
For the Dartmouth RFC, 1958/1959 became the endless rugby season when two, serendipitous tours doubled the annual total of matches. In the past, the team played a fall... Read More
The CVC Capital Partners investment group in Luxembourg is poised to complete a potential European trifecta of rugby investment, obtaining minority equity participation in the Six Nations Championship, English Premiership, and the Guinness Pro 14, the latter composed of clubs from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy, and South Africa.
The CVC group boasts of $75 billion in asset management, with $116... Read More
Twenty-five union and federation representatives will attend Sudamérica Rugby’s first Women in Rugby Forum in Asunción, Paraguay, on Thursday and Friday.
Katie Sadleir, World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby, will be in attendance for the two-day forum, which will incorporate a number of workshops dedicated to specific areas of the game with presentations by both Sudamérica Rugby and... Read More
The Dream Team at the recent Women’s Sevens in Japan featured two selections from Canada, England, and France, and one from the USA. Notably absent were any players from New Zealand or Australia, perhaps, for the first time ever in the history of all the past Dream Team series selections.
Karen Paquin – Canada
Alex Matthews – England
Chole Pelle – France
Anne Cecile Ciofani – France... Read More
Sixteen teams from ten states have qualified for the 2019 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championship. There are ten returning teams – including the top six finishers from 2018. They are joined by six teams making their first trip to the 7s National Championship:
*Angelo State University, TX
California University, PA
Colgate University, NY
Colorado College, CO
*Eckerd College, FL
Endicott College, MA... Read More
The fine rugby program at West Point announces the 2019 continuation of the well-run summer camp for girls. As before, there are two sessions with different start dates.
(Rugby Today interviewed West Point's Assistant Women's Rugby Coach, Lara Vivolo, about the Girls Summer Camp. Lara is a former Women’s Eagle at Sevens and Fifteens.)
Rugby Today: This is the West Point Girls Rugby Camp’s third... Read More
The Eagle Women defeated France 36-12 to take third place in the Kitakyushu Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2019/2019 HSBC sevens series. After beating New Zealand in the quarterfinals, the USA lost to Canada 24-12. The Canadians would win the event at the death 7-5 against a rejuvenated England side.
The tournament produced a number of series milestones:
It was the first semifinal round ever... Read More
The Eagles went 3-0 in the opening round of the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan. They scored easy wins against England 45-7 and Fiji 31-15, finishing with a narrow victory against Ireland 15-12.
That's the good news. The not so good news is that after France upset New Zealand in pool play, the Eagles will meet the Black Ferns in the quarterfinals.
New Zealand not only lost to France (29-7) but also... Read More
Women's 7s in Japan - This weekend marks the fourth stop on the HSBC Women's Sevens circuit when 12-teams match up in Kitakyushu.
The USA schedule for Saturday April 20th:
v. England at 10:52 a.m.
v. Fiji at 13:36 p.m.
v. Ireland at 16.20 p.m.
The Eagles stand second in the rankings:
1. New Zealand - 60 points
2. USA - 48
3. Canada - 46
4. Australia - 46
5. France - 32
The Black Ferns have won... Read More
The current and continuing headline story out of Australia is not about preparation for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan this September. The narrative follows the dismissal of Aussie rugby star Israel Folau, who has been fired by the country's union for writing homophobic remarks on social media, announcing to gays, "Hell awaits you." Folau is demanding a code of conduct meeting and... Read More