The 2019 Boys’ U20 Trophy Tournament continues to the third round, the event taking place in Sâo Paulo Brazil inside the Estádio Martins Pereira. Eight nations will contest the title in this second tier U20 contest.
Three teams are unbeaten, Japan in Pool A, and Tonga and Portugal in Pool B. These latter two fifteens will play on Wednesday, July 18, the winner to advance into the final match,... Read More
The world's media have been quiet in stories about the Men's Rugby World Cup that begins Friday, September 20 in Japan. Admittedly, the recent FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup pushed all international sports coverage to the back burner.
But now with the ending of celebratory ticker tape parade in downtown Manhattan for the USA Women, it is time to turn attention to the next global sports event, the... Read More
The Canadian Men waltzed through the Rugby North American Olympic qualifying tournament, outscoring opponents 293-15. From the field of eight quarter finalists to the Cup title, Canada beat Guyana 43-5, Bermuda 50-0, and Jamaica 40-5 for the crown.
Jamaica, now coached by Steve Lewis at West Point, and Mexico (finished third) will move into the Repechage Qualifier scheduled for June 23 and 24 in... Read More
The French U20 fifteen repeated as title winners at the annual tournament. The event took place in Argentina with the final in the city of Rosario. The French won in 2018, also.
Les Bleuets, as they are called in France, defeated Australia 24-23 for the championship. The French were ahead 18-13 at the break and then, thwarted a last half junior Wallaby come back. The win was good news for French... Read More
The Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket designs were unveiled Monday during a launch event held at the historic Meiji Kinenkan in central Tokyo. Blending the traditional Japanese art form of Musha-e, or Warrior Art, with Rugby World Cup 2019 themed motifs, the three ticket designs capture both the strong sense of tradition and deep spirit of innovation that Japan is famous for.
Familiar to art lovers and... Read More
With the arrival of the William Webb Ellis trophy in Tokyo, the countdown to the ninth RWC began. The starting date is September 20.
Twenty nations will play in four pools. The USA drew the most difficult pool with England, France, Argentina, and Tonga.
Betting odds in the UK follow:
New Zealand - 6/5
England - 9/2
Ireland - 5/1
Wales - 7/1
South Africa - 8/1
Australia - 14/1
France - 28/1
Japan... Read More
The U20 Canadian team defeated the USA U20 fifteen 23-5 in the second of the two-match series. Canadians will advance to play in the U20 Trophy round (second tier) in Brazil this July, starting on the 21st
The Canadians won the first game 44-33. Both matches were played in Canada.
The reality is that the young USA squad met only one-week before the first game, hardly enough time to mold into a... Read More
The San Diego Legion and the Seattle Seawolves advanced through their semi finals rounds to play for the 2019 Major League Rugby championship in San Diego next week, June 16. San Diego, league leader with a 12-3-1 record, beat fourth seed RUNY 24-22, scoring a try and conversion in the final three-minutes. The contest proved an even match slug fest between the two sides with tries scored under... Read More
With the Men’s HSBC 2018/2019 Sevens finished, it’s time to take one, final look back at the ten-city season.
The chart in the photograph (And Wales is the bottom team) indicates the difference between this year and the last in the accumulation of points.
The USA’s 60-point increase from last season represents the statistical story of the team’s success. The Eagles tied Fiji for... Read More
In Paris, at the conclusion of the last and tenth tournament in the 2018/2019 HSBC Sevens event, World Rugby announced a spate of awards for teams, coaches, and players.
Fiji and the USA dominated the accolades as these teams finished first and second in the season.
The awards follow:
Rookie of the Year - Meli Derenalagi, Fiji
DHL Impact Player – Vilimoni Botitu, Fiji
Capgemini Coach of the... Read More