It didn’t look pretty early on, but the United States banked the needed win and bonus point against Kazakhstan Tuesday in Marcoussis, France to keep quarterfinal hopes alive. Kazakhstan scored first and looked menacing early on, but the Eagles found their form later in the second half and eventually cruised to victory.
The Nomads’ blitz defense puzzled the USA’s offense in the early stages, with... Read More
Army Rugby officially made the jump to varsity status Friday, with both the men's and women's programs moving under the umbrella of the athletic department. See below a video interview with West Point director of athletics Boo Corrigan explaining the move.
The move had been known about for some time, as had the date it would become official. Who would coach the teams was still somewhat of a... Read More
This weekend's a busy one as far as summer rugby goes, with several games available online or on television here in the United States. The Women's Rugby World Cup begins Friday, and all of the USA's games are to be televised live on Universal Sports. Friday the Eagles open up against Ireland, with pregame coverage beginning at 10:30am. Additional World Cup games may be available via the IRB. ... Read More
Arizona State has entered into a partnership with the Brumbies of Super Rugby. The Australian professional club is setting up an academy at ASU’s campus in Tempe, Ariz. and will look to populate it with players who have the potential to play in the top professional league in the world someday.
For the Brumbies, the academy presents an opportunity to comb the United States for untapped rugby... Read More
The addition of Arkansas State gives the Varsity Cup a baker’s dozen – 13 teams. For obvious reasons, the competition won’t likely have an odd number of participants for its third season. It’s expected to expand to 14, or more likely 16, for the 2015 season.
“The Varsity Cup is being very selective in our expansion plans, we want the best performing teams which have established institutional... Read More
The Men’s Tri-State Rugby Conference has announced its fall schedule. With a plethora of new schools, the Tri-State features a new regular and postseason format.
The Tri-State has added five former members of the Empire Union into the fray, including Union, Siena, RPI, Montclair State and New Jersey Institute of Technology. It will also add six teams to form an NSCRO division. Bard,... Read More
The Atlantic Rugby Premiership has officially formed, with New York Athletic Club, Old Blue, Boston, the Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Life making up the new competition. ARP play will begin in September and extend through October, go dormant for the winter months, and commence again in April and roll into May, with all teams playing each other home and away for a total of eight league games.
The... Read More
The Pacific Western Conference has added UC Davis and Sacramento State, expanding the league to nine. This marks the second-straight year of growth for the DI-AA league, which added Stanford last season.
Davis and Sacramento State come to the Pacific Western from the DI-A California Conference, where they finished at the bottom of the table last season. They join Stanford, Chico State, Fresno... Read More
Brett Thompson's move to Edinburgh was made official Tuesday, with the RaboDirect Pro 12 club announcing his acquisition. Thompson, 23, spent the last year playing with the 7s Eagles and earned his first 15s cap last month.
"Brett [Thompson] has already showcased his talent on the international stage and we believe there is much more to come from the him, which is exciting for the competition in... Read More
Thretton Palamo has signed a contract with Saracens, joining Brett Thompson in the newest class of Eagles to make the jump to Europe. Thompson is set to join Edinburgh in the RaboDirect Pro 12.
Palamo’s signing was a bit unorthodox, as his conversation with Saracens began at the National Rugby Football League combine in March, the first of its kind on America. He and former Utah teammate and... Read More