(AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a follow-up column to the June story titled, “The Truth About USA Rugby’s Participation”, which includes the national governing body’s true participation numbers. In summary, we have fewer registered participants than we have since 2011, and we’re down about 12-percent over just the last two years. High school, college and senior registration set to decline for the fourth... Read More
Major League Rugby’s second season comes to a close Sunday, when the San Diego Legion play host to the defending champion Seattle Seawolves in the grand final. The sophomore campaign had its ups and downs but appears to be ending on a resoundingly positive note.
Robust crowds took in exciting semifinals in Seattle and San Diego. Those at Torero Stadium were treated to an instant classic, as Joe... Read More
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Is it really going to be on TV? Are they really going to let us play in the stadium? Those are the questions Rocco Mauer remembers he and his Bowling Green teammates asking each other before the inaugural... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a weekly podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. Head coach of the second-place 7s USWNT Chris Brown joins Jake and Pat to talk about qualifying for Tokyo 2020. We look back on the accomplishment and ahead towards Tokyo. The guys also talk the usual array of topics, touching on a new video game, the Premiership finale, Scully's... 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 talk Alex Goode, the European final, Lindenwood-Belleville closing, USA Rugby's college 7s championships, intro a breaking news segment, updates on both Olympic national... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Three-time Super Bowl champion Nate Ebner comes on to talk about his life as a rugby man, life as an All-Pro special teamer going into his 8th season in the NFL, 10th anniversary of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, playing in the Olympics, keeping up with the 7s Eagles, Major League Rugby and a... 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. An American rugger, nicknamed "Scottish Hammer" was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Nova Scotia has a safety scare as high school rugby is threatened. The possibilities of analytics in... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On the latest episode, he and contributor Brett Anker talk to Jack Clark, architect of the dynastic Cal Bears. We celebrate the 40th year of the collegiate rugby national championship by going down memory lane with the man trying to win his 25th title as head coach.
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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. A miniature hiatus comes to an end as the guys discuss the Mathieu Bastareaud signing, Women's Eagles vs. BaaBaas, Rugby X, the effect of MLR on the 7s USMNT, College Rugby's Final 4 and... Read More
Major League Rugby is still working the bugs out of its core business – selling a compelling professional 15s competition to America. A few markets are drawing significant crowds and seeing improved attendance. Some are struggling mightily to get any traction at all.
For now, and the near future, the league needs to affix some sort of tunnel vision toward attracting more fans and generating more... Read More