The Baker Athletics Complex at Columbia University in New York City has been selected as the venue for the 2018 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship, to be held August 11-12.
Located in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, the Baker Athletics Complex features both the 3,500-seat Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium and the 17,000-seat Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien... Read More
Major League Rugby Playoffs - This Saturday, June 30, features the two semifinal matches in the inaugural season of Major League Rugby. The League offered an eight-game season among its seven teams. On top were the Glendale Raptors at 7-1. Second were the Seattle Seawolves at 6-2. Both matches will be played at Infinity Park, Glendale. The final will occur next week on July 7 at Torero Stadium... Read More
They came. They saw. They perspired.
They played a Rugby League International inside the NFL Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium in sweltering 86-degree heat.
The score saw England win 36-18 against New Zealand. But the important number was 19,320 attendees, or 25.2-percent of stadium capacity listed at 76,125 seats.
Again, in non-All Black scheduled rugby matches in the USA, the 20,000 number (... Read More
Rugby League International: Kiwis vs. England in Denver – June 23 Denver’s Mile High Stadium (NFL Broncos) welcomes the New Zealand and England’s Rugby League XIIIs. First North American League match in 18-years. The Kiwis are ranked second, and England third. In sixteen previous encounters, New Zealand lead 9-6-1. Gates open at noon. Haka at 2:05 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $109. Broadcast... Read More
Eagles host Scotland in Houston - The USA, fresh off a rousing 62-13 rout of Canada, welcome sixth ranked Scotland to BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas (22,000 capacity). The game is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. CT. The match will be streamed on FloRugby and broadcast live via CBS Sports.
Scotland are 4-1 in their last five Tests:
Win - 32-26 v. France
Win - 25-13 v. England
Loss... Read More
Let's return to yesteryear, at the first time you attended an initial talk about the sport of rugby. Maybe a film accompanied the presentation, and, after viewing, rugby seemed easy to play and fun.
At the first practice you were barraged with unfamiliar nomenclature: "ruck, maul, scrum, knock-on, touch. etc." Words to be learned, and soon.
For an older generation of American rugby players, the... Read More
In yesterday’s Part I examination of the past three-years of the HSBC World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Series, the key word for the top sides was consistency. A more specific probing indicates that this consistency translated into making frequently the semi-final round of four, thereby being able to score more points from higher tournament placements.
USA Men’s Results
An analysis of the... Read More
An analysis of the past three-years of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series indicates that consistency week-after-week generated the substantial points for the most competitive teams to finish high in both the Women’s and Men’s year end standings.
In the Women’s tournaments – 16 in total – Australia and New Zealand dominated the events, both averaging 17.9 points in three-years out of a possible... Read More
Paris 7s, Women’s Series – The first round of matches has already begun today with the USA Eagles celebrating a close victory over Japan 24-19 and a 21-14 win over Spain. The last game in pool play was a loss 14-5 against France. The Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday.
All games played in Stade Jean Bouin. Australia lead New Zealand in the standings.
Pool A – Ireland, Wales, New... Read More
As predicted, last Saturday's Test match between Wales and South Africa in RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, underperformed expectations, resulting in a significant financial loss for Rugby International Marketing (RIM). The stadium seats 45,000 with a pre game breakeven estimated at 27,000. The official attendance number was 21,357, generating a substantial revenue shortfall.(Wales won 22-20.)
RIM... Read More