There's action from five differen continents viewable in the United States this weekend. Domestic college playoffs, PRO Rugby, European club championships, Super Rugby and the Junior World Trophy are all on offer. Here's when and where you can catch them.
The professional era of American rugby was ushered in over the weekend, as Denver met Ohio at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. and Sacramento hosted San Francisco at Bonney Field. League officials are grinning after a stellar opening showcase.
PRO Rugby’s broadcast of the California tilt touted that roughly 8,000 paid to watch the league’s inaugural weekend – about 2,300 in snow-buried Denver (... Read More
The starting linueps for Sunday's inaugural PRO Rugby test between Sacramento and San Francisco have been released. The match is predicted to be a slugfest with national and international talent featured on both sides of the ball. The game is scheduled to begin a 4pm at Bonney Field in Sacramento, Calif. The match will be streamed on AOL.com.
Head coach Paul Keeler's San Francisco side is... Read More
PRO Rugby announced this week its broadcasting and streaming partners. Televised matches will be carried by One World Sports, a cable channel which carries a variety of sports from around the globe, like the Chinese Basketball Association, the Asia Football Championship and professional table tennis. The streaming will be done by Yahoo!.
The detailed broadcasting and streaming schedule has not... Read More
PRO Rugby kicks off this weekend, so the competitiveness of each team will be decided on the field soon, but not soon enough for us to avoid peering at the rosters to see who might be considered favorites or underdogs.
The team most glaringly stratified from the others appears to be Sacramento, evidenced by a narrow win over the Sacramento Blackhawks in a scrimmage last week. Granted, the... Read More
(Evan Lappen contributed to this story)
PRO Rugby has announced the signing of 103 players amongst its five teams. 28 come from international clubs or professional teams, seven come from college teams or are unattached, and the remaining 68 come from the domestic club game, the level most affected by the creation of the new competition.
31 players come from DI clubs across the country – Life West... Read More
PRO Rugby has announced several player signings. With no team having a full match-day 23, there are certainly more signings to come. We know contract offers were tendered to several Eagles and high profile players who have not been announced as signed, so each of these teams potentially still has some key pieces that could be added.
The Austin Huns have plans to turn create a professional rugby organization, with a rugby-specific complex and a youth component, and Todd Clever has signed on to assist in the effort. He will serve as a co-owner and strategic partner. The Huns Rugby Management will serve as the for-profit arm, while the Huns Rugby Football Club will continue on as a non-profit.
"It's the perfect time to launch a... Read More
Some 120 or so players are now in pre-season training for PRO Rugby. Their first pay checks are supposed to be disseminated at the end of the month. Professional rugby, it appears, has arrived.
Not all five teams, in San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Denver and Columbus, have inked all their players or have all of them in camp. But the coaching staffs are finally in place, and the players are... Read More