Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby.
This week, AJ MacGInty's boss, Steve Diamond, is under fire for repeatedly bullying reporters. Samu Manoa returns home. Falcons in South America. Arrows Mafia? And we continue the... Read More
Major League Rugby’s second season kicks off Jan. 26. Many of the stars from the league’s first rendition are gone. Utah’s Paul Lasike and Glendale’s Sam Figg, Bryce Campbell and Ben Landry, amongst others, won't be back.
Below are four newcomers picked by head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette on the latest episode of the Giant’s Conscience podcast to help fill the star void in... Read More
Major league Rugby’s highly-anticipated second season kicks off in a few weeks. Most teams have named most of their rosters. The schedule is out. Tickets are sold. As week one approaches, watch this space as we examine top storylines, project breakout players and prognosticate the season.
Three big-picture narratives will dominate the MLR’s second go – sustainability, expansion and seasonality.... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Canadian sensation John Moonlight is coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Toronto Arrows. He's played in XVs and 7s World Cups, Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games, and now Major League Rugby. Stick around to the end to hear his take on who'd win a bare knuckle brawl between him and Danny Barrett.... 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
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. On the third episode, Jake and Pat discuss the European Club Championships, Team USA picking up a second consecutive silver medal and No. 1 ranking in Cape Town, Global Rapid Rugby, and we... Read More
Starting at the end of January, the Pacific Rugby Premiership returns for the second year of its comeback. Five of the six teams from last season are back pitting the best of west coast men’s DI club competition against each other. Belmont Shore, OMBAC, Santa Monica, SFGG, and Life West return to the PRP while the Glendale Merlins replaced Olympic Club for the 2019 season.
“Last season was year... Read More
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Las Vegas Invitational has sweetened the pot for the champion of its men’s elite division, offering a $25,000 purse, with the champion taking home $20,000 and the runner up claiming $5,000.
The LVI, held in conjunction with the USA Sevens, one of 10 stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, boasts more than 270 teams annually across 20 divisions. The... Read More
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s new competition, rebranded as Global Rapid Rugby, has received the green light from World Rugby. Forrest announced the sanction approval on Twitter via a studio-produced video Thursday, following the World Rugby Council’s vote to sanction the league.
“The name Global Rapid Rugby, it does suit the philosophy of fast moving, free-scoring, festival of entertainment,” said... Read More
Rosters for Major League Rugby's sophomore campaign are steadily filling up as the season opener sits just over two months away. We've compiled the announced and reported 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... Read More