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
Men's sessions to take place July 27-29 with Women's session happening July 31- August 1, 2020.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee has announced session times for the men’s and women’s rugby sevens competitions.
As previously announced, the sevens will take place at the iconic Tokyo Stadium, a Rugby World Cup 2019 host venue, from July 27 - August 1.
In a reverse to the Rio 2016... Read More
The British Rugby League is actively considering placing a team in New York City in its tier three division, League One. This would follow the successful introduction of the Toronto Wolfpack in 2017. The Wolfpack averaged 6,000 fans, significantly above the 2,500 RFL average across all teams and all divisions in Great Britain.
Part of the reason for the Wolfpack’s excellent attendance was their... Read More
Major League Rugby- The eleventh week of play continues this Saturday and Sunday with four games. The schedule follows:
Day Date Visitor Home Time TV
Sat. 4/13 Utah NOLA 3 p.m. ET Cox, ESPN+
Sat. 4/13 Seattle Houston 6 p.m. ET Facebook Watch, KUBE, Root
Sun. ... Read More
Author: Penn Mutual CEO Eileen McDonnell
Moving into year five of our sponsorship of rugby, we are thrilled at the growth of the sport and the positive impact it is having on college campuses and the national teams for both men and women. One of the main reasons Penn Mutual decided to get behind rugby was the gender balance that exists within the sport. Men and women play with the same size ball... Read More
Here are two important facts that are sidebars to the 2019 Major League Rugby attendance figures to date: (1) Major League Lacrosse does not begin its 2019 season until May 31, and (2) the English Championship League (the second tier RFU league) generates attendance lower (in most cases) than Major League Rugby.
The 2019 MLR attendance averages, part observation, part conjecture, are down from... 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 Grandaddy of them All takes center stage, as the Eagles pick up bronze in Hong Kong and retain first place with three tournaments to play. The guys also discuss a new... Read More
Hong Kong Sevens: Women's 2020 Qualifier - The first event in the 2019 HSBC Hong Kong Sevens concluded with Brazil defeating Six Nations Scotland 28-19 to qualify for the 2020 Women's Sevens circuit. Brazil has made rugby development a top sports priority for its Men and Women's sides. The Brazil Rugby Union (CBRu) is lead by the experienced Augustin Danza, an Argentinian with an MBA degree from... Read More
Did you blink an eye?
Then you missed the first and last season of the Alliance of American Football (AAF), the most recent attempt to start a professional football league in the United States. The league, with an initial $70 million investment from Carolina Hurricanes hockey owner Tom Dundon, operated eight teams in the south.
The two main reasons cited for the demise after but a few weeks were... 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. Pat helped with a grassroots tournament over the weekend and learned of the swift demise of a HS powerhouse, prompting a brutally truthful discussion on the reality of USA Rugby's growth... Read More