USA Rugby’s membership is in sharp decline. With a little over two months left in the national governing body’s year, which runs September through August, USA Rugby is on pace to have its lowest member total since 2011, according to a database USA Rugby shared with its congress.
The bleed has come exclusively in the last two years, with the organization set to lose 14,000 members since 2017,... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle comiserates Houston's loss to NOLA, we admire what's going on in Seattle with... Read More
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Academy launches it’s 2017/2018 coaching season on October 15th at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. with a training session for coaches from 10:00am to 1:00pm followed by a Player Talent ID Clinic from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
We are pleased to announce that we are adding girls rugby to the program this year.
The training session... Read More
The first West Point Girls Rugby camp proved a success with 27-campers coming for the July 5 to 8, three-day experience. The girls came from as far away as Utah, Wisconsin, and Florida to the north of New York City, Hudson River site.
Some had never played rugby before so the staff had to adjust to different skill levels.
The visitors were housed in cadet barracks and ate at the mess hall. They... Read More
Seeding and playoff matchups are subject to change based on official results.
Twelve teams in the Girls High School Elites Division at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational at Heritage Park in Henderson, Nev. was dwindled down to eight playoff spots at the end of Thursday. Atlantis, Tahi Kaka, and Atavas led each of their pools to 3-0 records and took the top three seeds in the Cup Quarterfinals. BCEY... Read More
Forty teams competed over three divisions in the high school competition at the Penn Mutual CRC. The Boys Elite, Boys Open and the Girls division all competed over a three-day span to crown champions In the end, the Maryland Exiles, the Archmere Academy and West End all won these divisions respectively.
The Boys Elite featured a rematch between the Maryland Exiles and the Cannibals.... Read More
SEATTLE – (April 27, 2016) ATAVUS and Volt Athletics today announced the launch of a new technology platform to bring individualized, affordable, rugby-specific strength and conditioning (S&C) programs to athletes around the world. Volt Athletics’ technology will deliver rugby-specific training built by veteran ATAVUS high performance coaches, allowing rugby players to train like an ATAVUS... Read More
Rugby in America's high schools represented the last place of expansion. Today, rugby is the nation's fastest growing team sport, proliferating for boys and girls throughout the country at the high school level.
High school rugby can be traced back to northern California in the 1905 to 1914 period when Cal and Stanford abandoned gridiron football to play rugby, a move that also included, among... Read More
British Columbia defeated Atlantis 7s to win the boys U-18 division at the Las Vegas Invitational. The bigger Canadian side wore down Atlantis in the second half, scored three tries, and yielded no points.
British Columbia opened the scoring off an errant pass from Atlantis. The referee was wearing a similar green jersey to the Atlantis players and one pass was mistakenly sent his way. BC pounced... Read More
"The Power of Rugby" is a short documentary following and innner-city high school team from Memphis, Tenn. It tells the story of how Coach Shane Young started a program at Power Center Academy, a new high school serving urban Memphis, and what rugby has done for the young people involved. Enjoy.