One swallow does not a summer make,” a quote attributed to Aristotle, means an event or incident does not constitute a trend. So, for the Eagles Sevens, one so-so performance (Wellington) does not call for panic with seven tournaments remaining.
The New Zealand result dropped the Eagles from third to sixth in the HSBC World Rugby standings with 39-points total, four ahead of Australia. The first... Read More
The new appreciation for women’s rugby in Europe stems from the successful Women’s Rugby World Cup that took place in 2014 when France hosted the tournament at the French Rugby Federation complex in Marcoussis, 20-miles south of Paris. The medal games were held at Stade Jean Bouin, a 25,000 seat stadium that was sold out for the final when England defeated Canada 21-9. (N.B. Jean Bouin will... Read More
The start of the annual Six Nations’ tournament for men begins in two weeks on Saturday, February 6 with two contests, and concludes Sunday, February 7.
The tournament represents the first test matches since autumn’s Rugby World Cup, when the four southern hemisphere nations dominated play. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina achieved seven wins with no defeats against the Six... Read More
The dates are set for this year’s fabulous women's Ruggerfest (DC Furies) in the nation's capitol. April 16 and 17.
There will be four brackets: premier, club open, college, and high school/U19. It will be two days of competition, with each team guaranteed three games.
To sign up for the tournament or to find out more about the event, access: https://ruggerfest.wordpress.com.
Kick off the... Read More
For a summary of the first Cape Town Sevens tournament, we interviewed United World Sports’ President Jonathan First, who attended the annual conference of all nations competing in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Rugby Today: Stadium observations?
First: The Cape Town Stadium is first class, built for the South African-hosted FIFA World Cup. It seated 55,000 fans and was filled to 100% when... Read More
The results from last weekend’s HSBC World Rugby Men’s Cape Town Sevens indicate a tournament that is even-steven regarding the leading teams. Four new nations made it to the final four, now totaling eight teams in the Dubai and Cape Town events. The new qualifiers were South Africa, Argentina, France, and Kenya, who join Fiji, England, USA, and New Zealand. All of these will compete in Rio this... Read More
Cape Town's first day revealed some surprises and a consensus that more parity exists in this year's HSCB World Rugby Sevens. Teams that did not fare well in Dubai (e.g.; Kenya, Canada, France) showed sparks of renewed life, although, for the Canadians, it still was not sufficient to make it into the top eight. The Canadians started off with an upset over New Zealand but tied France.
Tomorrow,... Read More
The second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens commences December 12 and 13 in Cape Town, South Africa. This represents the first time hosting the contest for this city, where the event will take place in the 55,000 Cape Town Stadium Initial reports indicate a sellout crowd
The Boks are last year’s championship in this event, formerly held in Port Elizabeth.
A – Fiji, Argentina, Scotland... Read More