Lindenwood is set to host a 20-team high school tournament Feb. 28-29 in St. Charles, Mo. With some perennial midwest powerhouses slated to attend, the event should be one of the more highly anticipated high school competitions this spring.
Penn, Brownsburg, the Kansas City Jr. Blues, Brother Rice and St. Thomas Aquinas headline the field. Penn finished third at the High School National... Read More
After the success of the Blazing Sevens Tournament held last summer at the new, four-pitch turf complex in Morristown, NJ, Morris rugby has organized a two-day tournament at the same facility for March 28-29.
The timing of this tournament will allow teams from New England and the Mid-Atlantic region to easily get some solid game action in advance of their various league seasons. There are... Read More
One of the most successful girls clubs in the east is the Doylestown Junior Girls Club , which enjoyed a banner season. A U-19 team hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, the club finished 2014 as state champions in both 15’s and 7’s. These wins follow another 7’s championship by the team in 2013.
Doylestown’s Head Coach Stacy Mancuso commented, “The girls had more determination then I had seen... Read More
Yet another report is touting the rapid growth of rugby participation in the United States. Bloomberg says the Sports & Fitness Industry Association's U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report, released earlier this week, has rugby as the fastest growing team sport in America.
The report shows rugby growing by 81-percent from 2008-2013 and lacrosse growing by nearly 66-percent, while basketball,... Read More
Former Gonzaga rugby star and current Cleveland Brown Johnson Bademosi joined a bevy of professional athletes in wearing the phrase, "I can't breathe", publicly addressing the death of Eric Garner, who died during a confrontation with New York police. Bademosi took to MMQB with Peter King to explain his decision.
Bademosi, like Nate Ebner, Haloti Ngata and Stewart Bradley, was a standout rugby... Read More
A new rugby documentary is in the works. Try is about a high school rugby program in a rough part of Fresno, Calif., where a volunteer coach has helped positively impact the lives of his players. It caught the eye of the Huffington Post, and the sizzle reel for the film is below.
(This article was written by Bart Sweeny IV, as a follow up to our article about the Mike Petris, father and son. Rugby Today encourages responses from its readers.)
"In 1974, I attended St. Francis Prep to play for legendary Coach Vince O’Connor (He is still there). I knew they had a rugby team and I intended to play. Alan Whelan had left the Prep to Coach St. Johns University. John Barnes was... Read More
It would not be surprising to find American fathers and sons who played college or club rugby but a US high school rugby link is uncommon. But not rare for the two generations of the Petri family from Brooklyn, New York. Mike Petri, Senior, played for St. Francis Prep in the early 1970s, and his son Mike, Junior, played at Xavier High School and is now the NYAC and Eagle scrum half.
Rugby at St... Read More