Rugby Europe Championship – The second-tier tournament to the Six Nations continues with fhree games among the six fifteens. Also, Portugal meet Poland. The lineup:
Romania (18) vs. Germany (27)
Russia (19) vs. Belgium (23)
Georgia (12) vs. Spain (20)
Women’s April Sevens in Japan – The pools have been announced for the April 20, 21 HSBC Women’s Sevens in Kitakyushu, Japan. The Eagles rank third... Read More
USA Rugby has announced the restructure of its commercial strategy with Rugby International Marketing (RIM) becoming reintegrated into the national office and renamed USA Rugby Partners, LLC. A press release said that “after careful evaluation of how USA Rugby can best be supported by commercial efforts, bringing the department and commercial director directly under the NGB leadership tree allows... Read More
Women's Six Nations- The 2019 title could be on line early this week in the second round of the event when England (1-0) host France (1-0). The Red Roses are ranked second in the world and the Les Bleues third. The French XV are credited with the upset of 2018 when they beat the Black Ferns of New Zealand for the first time in a game played in France. The match will be at Castle Rock Rugby... Read More
World Rugby's radical expansion plans for a newly created world league comprised of the twelve leading rugby nations received a definitive thumbs down from the Six Nations group. The rejection, expressed in strong terms from Ben Morel, head of the Six Nations, effectively ended World Rugby's master plan to take over international rugby, reducing the power and independence of country unions.
In... 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 discuss their MLR honor rolls for the opening two rounds, the signing of Eagle Tony Lamborn, Australia's Charlotte Caslick shooting the boot at Sydney 7s, the very un-... Read More
Pacific Coast rugby, especially, California, enjoyed the advantage of being able to meet fifteens from British Columbia, the most proficient rugby playing of all Canadian provinces. In addition to the long-standing home and away collegiate rivalry between Cal-Berkeley and the University of British Columbia, BC province teams often made forays south of the border,
In December 1983, the British... Read More
The second week of Major League Rugby’s sophomore season ushered in the Americas Rugby Championship era. For about six weeks, all nine teams will struggle to replace players lost to international duty. The dynamic is one of the bigger storylines to follow as the league settles into its chosen window.
Couple the ARC absences with early injuries and teams still waiting on some of their foreign... Read More
The United States Rugby Foundation has begun a multi-million-dollar campaign to benefit grassroots rugby across America. The Foundation has been supporting domestic rugby in the United States since its founding in 1963. Over the years, this non-profit organization has poured more than two million dollars into United States rugby at the grassroots level. Now it looks to multiply its efforts... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Houston Sabercats (and future Eagle?) flyhalf Sam Windsor comes on to discuss life as a player/coach in the MLR, the progress on and off the pitch heading into season two, and his rugby journey that's led him from Australia to England, Ireland and eventually the USA.
Listen to the full episode here.
Hamilton 7s- The third round of the HSBC, ten circuit sevens tournament begins this weekend in Hamilton, New Zealand. Tonga qualified as the last of the 16th nations and they will open their 2018/2019 debut against the USA.
The Eagles will then take on Samoa and end the pool play with England.
To follow the action, and to learn the time schedule for your time zone, access www.worldrugby.org.
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