Major League Rugby: Ninth Week – The season is mid-way for some teams and there remain many clubs that have a chance at the playoffs. NOLA Gold and RUNY are 6-1 with the former ahead 31-28 counting bonus points.
NOLA 6-1 31 points
RUNY 6-1 28
Seattle 5-2 25
Glend, 3-2-2 23
S,Diego 4-2-1 22
Toront 3-4 17
Houst. 2-5 10
Utah 1-4-1... 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, Jake fills us in on a couple of first-hand MLR firsts, as he took his sons to watch RUNY vs. Glendale and attended the Old Glory DC combine. The guys do the usual dissection of... Read More
It’s the type of question that appears easy to answer but isn’t. Qualify for the USA by World Rugby’s eligibility standards and be really good would seem sufficient, but plenty can build a case they did that and were never rewarded with a cap.
Some will point to the age-grade national teams as stepping stones on a pathway, and though they may be, it’s a path many have skipped entirely. The true... Read More
As the debate and discussion continue concerning World Rugby’s World League/Nations Championship concept takes center stage for the next two weeks, it’s time to review the three suggestions already put forth about the new initiative.
A Twelve Team League - The initial proposal was a twelve-team league, including, the current Six Nations, the four Rugby Championship teams, Japan, and the USA.... Read More
World Rugby Women's Sevens 2020- The Women's Sevens Series expands next season to eight events, instead of the current six. Combination Men's and Women's tournaments will occur in Dubai, Cape Town, New Zealand, Sydney, Paris, and Hong Kong. Two, stand alone events will continue as before in Glendale, Colorado, and Langford, British Columbia. Of note is that this year's French sevens will be... Read More
The United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2019:
Jay "Tyke" Nollman
The eight newest members of the United States Rugby Hall of Fame will be honored at the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner to be held at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on Friday, July 26,... Read More
Seven months before the September start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, rugby's commercial outlook remains clouded in disarray. The on-going conflict is mutli-faceted; clashes between northern and southern hemispheres, control dispute between World Rugby and some national unions, and internecine disagreements among the Six Nations participants.
And, it's all about the money. Or, more... Read More
Six Nations Finale- The exciting end to 2019's championship will take place this Saturday with three teams in contention for the title. They key game will be Wales (4-0, ranked 3rd) hosting Ireland (3-1, ranked 2nd) in Principality Stadium.
A Wales victory ensures the crown plus a Grand Slam result (e.g.; a clean slate beating the other five nations). Ireland are 11-8-1 versus Wales in the... Read More
by Kent Oszmanski
A new store opened for Rowing Blazers located in SOHO, New York, on Grand Street, which featured an exhibition of the history of the rugby jersey. The retailer packed the store with memorabilia, art, and antiques. A panel discussed the topic, including, Phaidra Knight, former national team player, James English GM of Rugby United, Jacob Gallagher Men’s fashion editor for Wall... 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. The guys go over some college scores from the weekend, wrap up their thoughts on the Americas Rugby Championship, try to keep from getting too excited about the 7s team's possibilities, ... Read More