Super Sevens Rugby announced its initial Summer Series player draft for the league's opening. The debut of this unique format of sevens (one match, four, 12-minute quarters, and teams comprised of men and women) will occur some time in the summer of 2019.
Basically, the plan for Super 7s inaugural season is to seed teams in six cities for a six-week season, followed by a playoff. The new league... Read More
World Cup Tickets On Sale- Tomorrow, May 18, tickets will again be available for purchase for this September's Rugby World Cup in Japan at https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com
For those ticket holders that want to offer resale tickets, the date is May 31 for this transaction.
Be advised that most of the more popular RWC matches (including, Japan games) are sold out. Also, do not consider any RWC... 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.This week, the guys talk Alex Goode, the European final, Lindenwood-Belleville closing, USA Rugby's college 7s championships, intro a breaking news segment, updates on both Olympic national... Read More
Women's Sevens in Langford, Canada- The fifth round of the 2018/2019 HSBC Women's Sevens series moves to Langford, Canada, this weekend. The matches will be played in Westhills Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
Twelve teams will be play in three pools as follows:
A - Canada, Australia, Ireland, Brazil
B - England, New Zealand, Russia, China
C - USA, France, Fiji, Spain
Canada defeated England 7-5... Read More
Life and California Meet in Championship- It's time to play Big Casino for the Men's D1A 2019 college championship. The contest is between Life and California, the match to be played in Santa Clara's Stevens Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m. PT, and the game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Life is undefeated while Cal takes in an 18-1 record, the sole loss coming against the University 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. A miniature hiatus comes to an end as the guys discuss the Mathieu Bastareaud signing, Women's Eagles vs. BaaBaas, Rugby X, the effect of MLR on the 7s USMNT, College Rugby's Final 4 and... Read More
The rugby story that grabbed international headlines this week concerned French rugby star, Mathieu Bastareaud’s announcement that he will play for New York’s Major League Rugby team, RUNY, starting next season. He will be on loan from his home club, Toulon, for one year, after which time, ostensibly, he will return to play in France.
Bastareaud possesses the highest rugby bona fides of a top... Read More
Major League Rugby is still working the bugs out of its core business – selling a compelling professional 15s competition to America. A few markets are drawing significant crowds and seeing improved attendance. Some are struggling mightily to get any traction at all.
For now, and the near future, the league needs to affix some sort of tunnel vision toward attracting more fans and generating more... Read More
Heineken Cup European Championship Final- The 2018/2019 finale will feature Saracens v. Leinster. The match is scheduled for May 18 in Newcastle's St. James Park. This year's quarterfinals showed three Irish sides, two French fifteens, two Scottish clubs, and one England.
Saracens, currently, the second placed club in the English Premiership, defeated Glasgow 56-27 in the opening quarterfinal... 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