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
Major League Rugby Championship Game – This Sunday, June 16, at 1 p.m. (PT) the league leading San Diego Legion welcome the visiting Seattle Seawolves in the second year MLR championship match. The contest will be inside Torero Stadium, a 6,000-seat venue that is home to the San Diego University football team. San Diego won both games against the Seawolves this season by scores of 17-13 at home (... Read More
Rugby broadcasters in the USA walk a fine line between over describing laws governing play to a viewership unfamiliar with the game, versus less chatter about arcane rules to a rugby-centric listening audience.
Once long ago, there was limited television of rugby in America. The few amateur announcers were former players, talking to a knowledgeable but minute rugby audience.
In 2019, with the... Read More
Major League Rugby’s second season comes to a close Sunday, when the San Diego Legion play host to the defending champion Seattle Seawolves in the grand final. The sophomore campaign had its ups and downs but appears to be ending on a resoundingly positive note.
Robust crowds took in exciting semifinals in Seattle and San Diego. Those at Torero Stadium were treated to an instant classic, as Joe... Read More
U20 Tournament- The annual U20 event, comprised of twelve nations, continues with its second round this weekend.
France defend their 2018 title. Les Bleus defeated England in last year's title contest.
The matches are in Argentina for the second year in a row. Games are played in the cities of Rosario and Santa Fe.
In the opening match this year, Ireland upset England, the first time the U20... Read More
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Is it really going to be on TV? Are they really going to let us play in the stadium? Those are the questions Rocco Mauer remembers he and his Bowling Green teammates asking each other before the inaugural... Read More