USA U20 Women in Tri-Nations Cup - Age Grade USA Women play England in a three-nation (Canada) U20 tournament in Loughborough, UK. Ricardo Ramirez is the coach. The England contest is today. The USA will play Canada on July 24th.
Can-Am at Saranac Lake- The popular upstate New York event welcomes nine divisions to the annual rugby fete from August 2 to 4. Matches are played on 16 fields. More... Read More
Jack Kinderdine died at age 80. His passing will be grieved by friends and family, by Dartmouth 1961 classmates, other Dartmouth alumni, including varsity football and Rugby Club teammates, and by me.
I encountered Kinderdine only one time at the title match for the Eastern Rugby Union (ERU) Championship when Dartmouth met Brown in the end of May 1961. Both college fifteens were undefeated.
In... Read More
(AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a follow-up column to the June story titled, “The Truth About USA Rugby’s Participation”, which includes the national governing body’s true participation numbers. In summary, we have fewer registered participants than we have since 2011, and we’re down about 12-percent over just the last two years. High school, college and senior registration set to decline for the fourth... Read More
USA Women Fall to New Zealand- In the Women's Super Rugby Series contested in San Diego among five nations (USA, Canada, France, England, and New Zealand), the Eagles lost their second match, a shutout by New Zealand 33-0.
The USA previously lost to England 38-5 in the opening match. The point totals to-date are 5-71, the Eagles failing to score from a tepid offense.
Next up is Canada on July... Read More
On this Fourth of July 2019, amid the celebrations with fireworks and bar-b-que, Americans will head to the beach, where a few will take a rugby ball for some impromptu play.
What is little known in the USA is the organized European Beach Rugby Association (EBRA) that sponsors Beach Fives tournaments throughout the continent. Players are barefoot. No goal posts so points count for tries only. ... Read More
Many years ago, in line with the USA Rugby's Seven Year Plan, the Eastern Rugby Union toured England and Wales in September 1984. It was billed as the ERU's Colonial Tour, where the all-star squad went 4-1 against one English and four Welsh club fifteens.
Tom Selfridge, Bob Jones, and Bill Fulton led the organizational plans for trip while Clarence Culpepper and Al Little handled the coaching... Read More
The United States Military Academy’s Samantha Sullivan and Lindenwood University’s Cristian Rodriguez Selected as Inaugural Prusmack Award Recipients
The United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce that the winners of the first-ever Prusmack Awards, awarded to the top female and male collegiate 7s player in the country, are The United States Military Academy junior, Samantha Sullivan,... Read More
U20 Trophy in Brazil - The second tier U20 event will be played in São Paulo, Brazil, from July 9th to July 21st. It marks the 12th edition of the annual youth tournament.
Eight nations will participate, seven that have gained entrance through regional qualification, and Brazil, which serves as the host country.
Rugby's... Read More
World Rugby Abandons Nations Championship Plans - World Rugby announced it halted seeking approval for its radical plan to replace existing tour and Test match history with a 12-nation super league (Six Nations, four country Rugby Championship fifteens, Japan, Fiji, or the USA). The controversial plan needed unanimous approval from the ten unions. The heart of dissent came from the Six Nations... Read More
The finale of the second MLR season last Sunday afternoon was a nail biter with the Seattle Sea Wolves winning in the last two-minutes of play 26-23 against the San Diego Legion, the host side. The game was played inside Torero Stadium.
A crowd of 5,000 attended. The match was broadcast live on CBS.
The two fifteens finished first and second in the nine-team league. Seattle defended their 2018... Read More